News Releases | January 3, 2020

On the Labor Department’s Final Rule Allowing States to Privatize Employment Services

Migrant and seasonal farmworkers would no longer be covered by key protections against racial discrimination with this move.

News Releases | December 23, 2019

47 States, Cities, Counties to Raise Minimum Wage on New Year’s Day

21 states and 26 localities—more jurisdictions than ever before—will raise their wage floors around January 1.

News Releases | December 17, 2019

On EEOC’s Decision to Rescind Policy Against Forced Arbitration in Bias Cases

This gives employers a green light to use forced arbitration to take away workers’ right to their day in court.

News Releases | December 17, 2019

Congress Passes Landmark ‘Ban the Box’ Legislation

News Releases | December 17, 2019

Congress Passes Landmark ‘Ban the Box’ Legislation

700,000 new job applicants with records will now have fairer chance at federal agency and contractor employment

News Releases | December 17, 2019

Report: As Workplace Fatalities Rise, Workplace Safety and Health Enforcement Falls to Lowest Level in Decades

BLS Data Shows Fatalities of African American Workers Rose 16% in 2018—Highest in 20 Years

News Releases | December 11, 2019

U.S House Passes the Fair Chance Act as Part of Defense Bill

More than 700,000 Americans will soon gain a fairer chance at finding federal employment.

News Releases | December 11, 2019

Worker Rights Groups Applaud Washington State for Restoring Overtime Pay and Fighting the Trump Overtime Roll-Back

Nearly 400,000 workers will benefit from new or strengthened overtime protections.

News Releases | November 20, 2019

Workers Force Labor Department to Abandon Rule Endangering Teen Workers and Patients

But the rest of the DOL’s regulatory agenda is business as usual, to workers’ detriment.

News Releases | November 12, 2019

Crowning Its 50th Year, NELP Announces Next Executive Director

Raised in rural Mississippi, powerhouse advocate for racial and economic justice will take the helm at preeminent worker rights advocacy(…)

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