News Releases | November 20, 2014

On President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration

Statement of Christine Owens, Executive Director, National Employment Law Project “Five million immigrants who live and work as members of(…)

Commentary | November 19, 2014

Collateral Consequences Resource Center: Federal Regulation of Criminal Background Checking

Via: Collateral Consequences Resource Center

Twenty years ago, criminal record background checks for employment were rare. Today, the easy accessibility of criminal records on the(…)

Commentary | November 8, 2014

MSNBC: Politicians Beware—The Movement for Higher Wages Has Arrived

Sure, Democrats – who have championed increasing the minimum wage – might have lost the Senate. But across both red(…)

Commentary | November 7, 2014

Sacramento Bee: Next step with Prop. 47 is to Help Ex-Inmates Get Jobs

Via: Sacramento Bee

Proposition 47, which California voters overwhelmingly approved Tuesday, could change the course of the state’s criminal justice system. By changing(…)

Commentary | October 24, 2014

Talk Poverty: It Takes a Village to Enforce Fair Wage Laws

Via: Talk Poverty

Seattle made history in June when it became the first major city in America to pass a livable minimum wage(…)

News Releases | October 22, 2014

Seattle Needs Community Groups To Help Enforce New $15 Minimum Wage

Seattle, WA—Seattle made history by becoming first city in the nation to adopt a $15 minimum wage, but it will(…)

News Releases | October 16, 2014

Calls for Expansion of Work-Sharing Program to Avert Layoffs and Save Jobs

Washington, DC—Time is running out for two-dozen states to tap into federal money for expanding a widely praised employer program(…)

News Releases | October 15, 2014

NELP Applauds Administration Effort to Boost Hiring of Long-Term Unemployed

Washington, DC—The National Employment Law Project welcomed the Obama administration’s announcement today of its latest efforts to improve the job(…)

Commentary | October 14, 2014

MSNBC: Opposition to Raising the Minimum Wage Is Crumbling


In an interview last week, the soon-to-be-named chairman of the National Retail Federation (NRF), Container Store CEO Kip Tindell, pledged(…)

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