News Releases | April 28, 2014

Four Years Into Recovery, Low-Wage Work Dominates

New York—Low-wage job creation was not simply a characteristic of the first phase of the recovery, but rather a pattern(…)

News Releases | April 21, 2014

NEW POLL: 2/3’s of NY Small Business Owners Support Local Minimum Wages

Poll signals widespread business support for new proposal by Albany lawmakers to allow cities and counties to enact local minimum(…)

News Releases | April 17, 2014

Nebraska Becomes 1st Red State to “Ban the Box”; 11th State to Endorse Fair Hiring of People with Records

Georgia’s Republican Governor Pledges to Issue Executive Order, While Louisiana, South Carolina, Florida, and 4 more states debate measures to(…)

News Releases | April 12, 2014

Vermont Workers Win Nation’s Highest Minimum Wage as State Legislature Raises Wage Floor to $10.50 per Hour

In the face of Congressional gridlock, record number of states and cities across the country continue to take action to(…)

News Releases | April 7, 2014

NELP Applauds Senate Vote to Renew Emergency Jobless Aid

Statement of Christine Owens, executive director of the National Employment Law Project, on the U.S. Senate’s passage of the bipartisan(…)

News Releases | April 4, 2014

NELP Applauds Confirmation of David Weil as USDOL Wage & Hour Administrator

Washington, DC—“The National Employment Law Project (NELP) applauds the Senate’s confirmation yesterday evening of David Weil as Wage and Hour(…)

News Releases | April 4, 2014

Jobs Report Underscores Continuing Need for Congress to Aid Long-Term Unemployed and Low-Wage Workers

Washington, DC—March’s jobs report offered further evidence of the need for Congress to boost the economic recovery with support for(…)

News Releases | March 26, 2014

Connecticut Poised to Pass Nation’s First $10.10 Minimum Wage

In coming weeks, passage of similar wage increases expected in Maryland, Massachusetts, and Hawaii as states step ahead of Congress(…)

News Releases | March 20, 2014

House Republican Leadership Running Out of Excuses to Obstruct Renewal of Jobless Aid

The following is a statement from Christine Owens, executive director of the National Employment Law Project, on the Republican House(…)

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