News Releases | April 30, 2014

On the Republican-Led Filibuster of Minimum Wage Legislation in the Senate

“Today, a bi-partisan majority of Senators—55—stood with the vast majority of Americans—more than 70 percent—in support of raising the minimum(…)

Commentary | April 30, 2014

National Journal: Crossing Party Lines to Eliminate the Stigma of a Criminal Record

It’s rare that Sen. Rand Paul and Attorney General Eric Holder can find common ground on anything, but on the(…)

News Releases | April 28, 2014

Hawaii Becomes Third State This Year to Raise Minimum Wage to $10.10, Adopts Nation’s Highest Wage Floor for Low-Paid Tipped Workers

Over restaurant industry opposition, legislature eliminates sub-minimum wage for low-paid tipped workers, guaranteeing $10.10 per hour paid directly by employers(…)

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(…)

Commentary | April 23, 2014

Huffington Post: New York State: The New Oklahoma?

When Governor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma signed a law this week banning cities in her state from enacting higher local(…)

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(…)

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