Blog | March 28, 2016

California Announces First Statewide $15 Minimum Wage

1 in 3 workers in the state will see a pay boost under nation’s first statewide $15 minimum wage.

Blog | March 25, 2016

$15 Minimum Wage Would Boost Pay for Nearly 1 Million Workers in New Jersey

Nearly a quarter of the state’s workforce would benefit directly from pay increases under the plan.

Blog | March 18, 2016

2016 Is Shaping Up to Be Another Strong Year for Fair-Hiring Reform

21 states and over 100 cities and counties have taken action to reduce hiring barriers faced by people with records.

Blog | March 18, 2016

New York City Moves to Implement Fair-Chance Hiring Law

NELP has submitted comments on the proposed rules to implement the new law.

Blog | March 14, 2016

Study Sees $15 Minimum Wage Raising Earnings for 37 Percent of New York’s Workers

3.2 million workers will see earnings rise an average of 23 percent by mid-2021 in New York State.

Blog | March 4, 2016

Public Labor Exchange Programs in the 2017 Budget

More funding for the U.S. employment services can help bring discouraged workers back into the labor force.

Blog | March 3, 2016

Scheme to Gut Protections for Injured Workers Ruled Illegal in Oklahoma

Via: Huffington Post

The ruling could help stop the cancerous spread of workers’ comp “opt out” plans.

Blog | March 1, 2016

Alabama Shuts Down Raises for 40,000 Workers in Birmingham as Minimum Wage Fight Continues

Via: Huffington Post

At the behest of business interests, Alabama’s politicians wielded the power of the state to suppress wages.

Blog | February 24, 2016

Long-Term Jobless and UI Financing Budget Provisions Deserve Full Consideration

Reforms in the president’s 2017 budget would prepare our unemployment insurance system for the next recession.

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