News Releases | August 5, 2022

GUARD Act a Positive Step to Address Historic Inequities in the Unemployment Insurance System

The GUARD Act would require the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to develop concrete performance standards for states on equity,(…)

News Releases | August 5, 2022

July Jobs Report: Robust Job Growth, Yet Recovery Remains Unequal

The unemployment rate fell to 3.1% for white workers but rose to 6.0% for Black workers.

News Releases | July 27, 2022

NELP Commends President Biden for Nominating Jessica Looman as DOL’s Wage and Hour Division Administrator

Following is a statement from Rebecca Dixon, executive director of the National Employment Law Project: “The National Employment Law Project(…)

News Releases | July 22, 2022

Statement in response to the introduction of the Worker Flexibility and Choice Act

Following is a statement from Rebecca Dixon, executive director of the National Employment Law Project, on the introduction of the(…)

News Releases | July 14, 2022

NELP Commends USDOL’s Proposed Rules for Nondisplacement of Federal Contract Service Workers

Proposal to implement Biden’s nondisplacement EO for federal contractors is an important step toward providing job security for qualified workers.

News Releases | July 8, 2022

June Jobs Report: Job Growth Continues Amid Fears of a Downturn

While we do not yet see a job market slowdown, Congress must enact permanent structural reform of the UI system.

News Releases | July 7, 2022

NELP Welcomes New U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) FAQs on Supporting Immigration Relief and Retaliation Protections for Immigrant Workers 

NELP Statement on the DOL’s FAQs and guidance on immigration relief for workers who witness workplace abuse. 

News Releases | June 30, 2022

SCOTUS Sides with Fossil Fuel Industry in Shameful EPA Decision

By weakening EPA’s ability to tackle climate change, the Court has further imperiled the planet and our lives.

Blog | June 17, 2022

Reversing Labor Laws Rooted in Slavery

At-will employment and the subminimum wage emerged from the backlash to Emancipation.

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