Worker Safety During Cleanup and Recovery From Hurricanes

An overview of hazards workers may face during post-hurricane cleanup and a summary of worker’s rights.

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How Workers Can Access Disaster Unemployment Assistance After Hurricane Florence

A Fact Sheet outlining Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA), for portions of North and South Carolina.

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Curbing Stock Buybacks: A Crucial Step to Raising Worker Pay and Reducing Inequality

NELP and Roosevelt Institute report examines how workers could benefit if companies directed profit to workers

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On Eleventh Circuit Reviving NAACP Suit Calling Alabama Wage Law Racially Biased

Workers, communities of color, advocates, and our courts will not allow preemption to deny democratic process.

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Creating Barriers to Public Assistance is Not the Pathway to Work

Work requirements are just one of many ways this extreme agenda chips away at families’ life-saving benefits.

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Guide Helps Employers Respond to Immigration Action

NELP and NILC have published a guide for employers on how they can prepare for immigration enforcement.

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Trump Administration’s Extreme Proposal on Gender: A Disgraceful Attack on Transgender People, Equality, and Justice

How low can you go? The administration attacks people for exercising the right to be who they are.

Posted October 23, 2018 Read More

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On the U.S. Labor Department’s Fall Regulatory Agenda

It is truly sad to see DOL, the agency charged with promoting the welfare of the nation’s workers, proposing to(…)

Posted October 17, 2018 Read More

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On the D.C. Council’s Repeal of Initiative 77

The D.C. Council chose instead to listen to big money donors over its constituents, taking a dangerous track at a(…)

Posted October 16, 2018 Read More

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When Companies Collude to Suppress Workers’ Wages

The Federal Trade Commission must aggressively enforce antitrust law to ensure labor market competition.

Posted October 15, 2018 Read More

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On the Trump Administration’s Proposal to Limit Immigration Through the Public Charge Rule

The proposal is yet another administration effort to exclude immigrants and advance a racist, xenophobic agenda.

Posted October 10, 2018 Read More

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Senate Has a Choice: Say NO to Kavanaugh

Brett Kavanaugh is unfit to serve on the Supreme Court.

Posted October 4, 2018 Read More

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Trump USDA to Allow Faster Poultry Line Speeds, Ignoring Danger to Workers and Consumers

Poultry workers already suffer staggeringly high rates of work-related injury and illnesses—rates 60 percent higher than the average worker.

Posted October 4, 2018 Read More

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NELP Mourns the Passing of Jim Leonard

A preeminent expert on the Fair Labor Standards Act, Jim was driven by a profound commitment to upholding workers’ rights.

Posted October 4, 2018 Read More

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SCOTUS Considers Whether Trucking Companies Can Dodge Worker Lawsuits in New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira

Should big companies that break the law get to decide if and when the rules apply to them?

Posted October 3, 2018 Read More

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On the D.C. Council’s Repeal of Initiative 77

The D.C. Council’s repeal of Initiative 77 is a historic low point for democracy in the District of Columbia.

Posted October 2, 2018 Read More

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On Amazon Raising Its Minimum Wage to $15

Amazon’s move shows how outdated the $7.25 federal minimum wage is—and how workers in all 50 states need $15 an hour.

Posted October 2, 2018 Read More

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Non-Compete Provisions in Context: Why NELP Supports Calls for Reform

Non-competes hurt workers and enable employers to unfairly shield themselves from market pressure to improve wages and benefits.

Posted September 27, 2018 Read More

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The Trump Administration Should Withdraw Brett Kavanaugh’s Nomination to the Supreme Court

It is past time for the Trump administration to withdraw the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Posted September 26, 2018 Read More

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On DOL’s Ill-Advised Proposal to Repeal Child Labor Protections in Nursing Homes and Hospitals

DOL is ignoring evidence of the dangers for young workers operating power-driven patient lifting devices.

Posted September 26, 2018 Read More

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Burden of Proof is on Kavanaugh: NELP Renews Call for Thorough Investigation Into Sexual Assault Allegations

The National Employment Law Project calls upon the Senate to ensure a fair and comprehensive investigation by the Federal Bureau(…)

Posted September 25, 2018 Read More

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NELP Urges Thorough Investigation of Sexual Assault Allegations Against Judge Kavanaugh

Sexual assault, harassment, and discrimination are disturbingly common in the workplace and in every corner of American life.

Posted September 18, 2018 Read More

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Civil and Worker Rights Groups File Amicus Brief Defending EEOC Guidance on Use of Criminal Background Checks in Employment

The EEOC guidance advises employers that certain background check policies may constitute unlawful employment discrimination.

Posted September 13, 2018 Read More

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On the Michigan Legislature’s Passage of a $12 Minimum Wage for All Workers and Paid Sick Leave

Michigan, which has helped build America’s middle-class with its factories and farms, should be proud today of what it has(…)

Posted September 7, 2018 Read More

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If You Work in a Dangerous Job, You Should Be Worried About Brett Kavanaugh

Like the president who nominated him, Kavanaugh will put corporate interests over workers and the public every time.

Posted September 7, 2018 Read More

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This Week in Labor History: Remembering the Adamson Act

Remembering the Adamson Act is important because it was a small victory in a struggle that is very much alive(…)

Posted September 6, 2018 Read More

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Building Safe and Healthy Workplaces for Every Worker in America

Nearly three million workers are seriously injured on the job every year.

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Raising the Minimum Wage

More workers than ever are struggling to get by on low-wage jobs.

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Ensuring People with Convictions Have a Fair Chance to Work

A conviction in one’s past shouldn’t be a life sentence to joblessness.

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Are the Trump Administration and Congress Really "Putting Workers First?”

See our new resource page tracking day-to-day developments on worker issues under the current administration and Congress.

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