News Releases | July 19, 2014

Illinois Expands Fair-Hiring Law, Ensuring Private Employers “Ban the Box”

Washington, DC—Illinois Governor Pat Quinn today signed legislation known as “ban the box,” making Illinois the fifth state in the(…)

News Releases | July 1, 2014

New Survey Finds California’s “Ban the Box” Law Takes Hold Across the State, Meeting AB 218’s July 1st Deadline

Sacramento, CA—Public employers across the state have successfully put in place new job applications to comply with a California law,(…)

News Releases | June 30, 2014

On the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Harris v. Quinn

NELP Decries Decision Diluting Home Care Workers’ Fundamental Workplace Bargaining Capacity

News Releases | June 3, 2014

Unfair Background Checks Shut Out Californians from Fast-Growing Health Care Jobs

Sensible Background Check Reforms Needed So All Qualified Job-Seekers Can Share in Promise of Quality Health Care Jobs

News Releases | June 3, 2014

May Jobs Report Lands Amidst Wave of Action to Raise Wages

Washington, DC—Today’s release of the May jobs report caps off a week of intense focus on America’s increasingly low-wage economy,(…)

News Releases | May 30, 2014

Virginia Becomes 28th State to Enact Work-Sharing Program to Help Employers Avoid Layoffs

Washington, DC—Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has signed into law legislation that will make Virginia the 28th state in the nation(…)

News Releases | May 29, 2014

House Republican Leaders Run Out the Clock On Senate’s Renewal of Federal Jobless Aid

The following is a statement by Christine L. Owens, executive director of the National Employment Law Project, on the refusal(…)

News Releases | May 29, 2014

California Senate Approves $13 Minimum Wage with Indexing

Spurred by growing wave of state and local minimum wage increases, bill would make California’s minimum wage the highest in(…)

News Releases | May 28, 2014

Gov. Snyder and Michigan Legislature Move to Block $10.10 Minimum Wage Initiative from November Ballot

Measure signed into law Tuesday night – dubbed a “repeal and replace bill” by Senate GOP sponsor – establishes $9.25(…)

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