News Releases | July 16, 2015

On Kansas City Council’s Vote to Raise City’s Minimum Wage to $13

The fight to raise wages has moved to the heartland.

News Releases | July 15, 2015

NELP Commends U.S. Department of Labor’s Independent Contractor Misclassification Guidance

Most workers are employees under the Fair Labor Standard Act’s broad definitions, the guidance reiterates.

News Releases | July 13, 2015

Oregon Governor Signs ‘Ban the Box’ Legislation

Oregon becomes the 18th state to adopt fair-chance hiring for people with records.

News Releases | July 10, 2015

NELP Applauds Veto of Missouri Legislation Barring Local Action on Minimum Wage

Missouri’s governor refused to allow the legislature to run roughshod over cities and counties looking to raise wages locally.

News Releases | June 30, 2015

On the Proposed Reform of Federal Overtime Rules

For too long, America’s workers have been spending more hours at work but bringing home less pay.

News Releases | June 26, 2015

NELP on Massachusetts Decision to Pay Home Care Workers $15

The following statement is from National Employment Law Project executive director Christine Owens on the decision in Massachusetts to pay(…)

News Releases | June 10, 2015

New York City Adopts Nation’s Strongest ‘Ban the Box’ Policy as Momentum Builds for Fair-Chance Hiring Reforms

New Yorkers with Conviction Histories Will Get a Fair Shot at a Job as City Council Votes on Fair Chance(…)

News Releases | June 3, 2015

NELP Applauds Los Angeles Workers, City Council on Historic Passage of $15 Wage

The following is a statement from Christine Owens, executive director of the National Employment Law Project in response to the(…)

News Releases | June 2, 2015

On St. Louis Proposing to Raise Its Minimum Wage to $15

St. Louis has joined a growing list of state and municipal governments addressing the crises of poverty wages and income(…)

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