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 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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Home Care Independent Contractor Classification in New Mexico

These vital workers often earn low wages and face challenging working conditions.

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When workers don’t get paid – and what Congress can do about it

Addressing wage theft amid the Fight for $15 movement to increase the minimum wage.

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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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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

News Releases

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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Don’t Underestimate the Power of Working People

This Labor Day, the power of working people is breaking through and shining bright.

Posted August 30, 2018 Read More

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Why NELP Supports the #PrisonStrike

The National Employment Law Project (“NELP”) expresses solidarity with the incarcerated individuals and organizers striking across the country who are now entering(…)

Posted August 30, 2018 Read More

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Happy 83rd Birthday, Social Security!

Now is the time to strengthen Social Security, secure its long-term stability, and expand its benefits.

Posted August 14, 2018 Read More

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New Report Highlights Discrimination Issues in Online Platforms

An important new report by Data & Society highlights the employment barriers and discrimination risks created by online labor platforms(…)

Posted August 13, 2018 Read More

News Releases

On New York City Passing Landmark Law to Regulate Uber and Lyft

New Yorkers secured a huge victory today in the fight to reclaim our democracy from the outsized influence of corporations.

Posted August 8, 2018 Read More

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On Missouri Voters’ Repeal of Anti-Union ‘Right to Work’ Law

This victory is testament to the power of working people joining together.

Posted August 7, 2018 Read More

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USDA Urged to Reject Line-Speed-Increase Requests from Poultry Plants

The poultry facilities’ request to operate at faster line speeds than allowable by law endangers both workers and consumers.

Posted July 31, 2018 Read More

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Report: U.S. Corporations Splurge on Stock Buybacks While Worker Wages Stagnate

McDonald’s could pay its 1.9 million workers $4K more per year with the money it spent on buybacks.

Posted July 31, 2018 Read More

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Seattle Passes Historic Domestic Worker Bill of Rights

With this ordinance, Seattle is beginning to restore a measure of equity to domestic workers.

Posted July 26, 2018 Read More

News Releases

On 12 States’ Lawsuit Challenging DOL Rule Undermining Affordable Care Act

The misguided Labor Department rule allows groups of employers to offer health plans exempt from core ACA consumer protections.

Posted July 26, 2018 Read More

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NELP Files Amicus in Oliveira v. New Prime: Indentured Servitude in the Fine Print

A new Supreme Court case threatens to push forced arbitration onto misclassified truck drivers.

Posted July 25, 2018 Read More

News Releases

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 local communities the very basic right(…)

Posted July 25, 2018 Read More

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Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments and the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

The law now codifies DOL’s authority to operate the RESEA program, with ten years of guaranteed, expanded funding.

Posted July 20, 2018 Read More

News Releases

On New York State’s Employee Status Ruling for New York Uber Drivers

A state agency ruled that three former Uber drivers (and others like them) were employees for purposes of unemployment insurance.

Posted July 19, 2018 Read More

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Creating Barriers to Public Assistance is Not the Pathway to Work

Work requirements push is just another way to punish low-income people.

Posted July 17, 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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