About NELP

Founded in 1969, the nonprofit National Employment Law Project (NELP) is a leading advocacy organization with the mission to build a just and inclusive economy where all workers have expansive rights and thrive in good jobs. Together with local, state, and national partners, NELP advances its mission through transformative legal and policy solutions, research, capacity-building, and communications.

Our victories over the last decade have impacted the lives of an estimated 100 million workers and their families. We lead and collaborate in fights for higher pay and just benefits, secure and safe jobs, and support at each stage in a worker’s life. We build worker power, and we challenge rules that allow corporate harm and undue power. We are transforming precarious work by raising the floor so that every job is a good job and everyone who wants a job can have one.

Together over the next decade, we will build Black, immigrant worker power and advance transformative solutions to achieve racial and economic justice.

Read this summary of NELP’s Strategic Plan 2022-2025 to learn more about our work.


Annual Reports

Our Annual Report 2022 & 2023 showcases our advocacy for transformative policies that center the needs…

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