News Releases | February 24, 2015

Tipped Minimum Wage Increase in New York a Major Victory for Workers

“Today, Governor Cuomo announced that New York will raise the sub-minimum wage for tipped workers to $7.50 an hour at(…)

News Releases | February 24, 2015

Georgia Governor Signs “Ban the Box” Executive Order

Washington, DC— Georgia Governor Nathan Deal on Monday signed an executive order removing questions about criminal history from the initial(…)

News Releases | February 23, 2015

Paying Home Care Workers $15/hr Would Put an Extra $16.5 Billion in Their Pockets and Add Tens of Thousands of Jobs to American Economy

Study on economic benefits of higher pay in fastest-growing industry comes as home care workers announce town halls across the(…)

Videos | February 19, 2015

Walmart gives 500,000 people a raise

Videos | February 19, 2015

Walmart gives 500,000 people a raise


NELP’s Tsedeye Gebreselassie was on MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes” to discuss Walmart’s announcement to raise wages company-wide to(…)

News Releases | February 19, 2015

NELP on Walmart’s Wage Announcement: Workers “Achieved Something Unprecedented”

The below statement can be attributed to Christine L. Owens, executive director of the National Employment Law Project, in response(…)

Commentary | February 10, 2015

CNN: Will Uber and Lyft Make Your Job Obsolete?

In San Francisco, one federal district judge speculated that the ride-sharing company Uber may have to treat its drivers as(…)

Blog | February 6, 2015

In New York Minimum Wage Debates, Lots of Talk, Little Action

Dueling minimum wage proposals from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo have raised(…)

Commentary | February 6, 2015

Huffington Post: Who’s the Boss? Why Republicans Are Missing the Point on Joint Employer

On Thursday, the Republican-led Senate committee on Health Education, Labor and Pensions held a hearing on joint employers. This follows the(…)

Commentary | February 6, 2015

The Hill: Unemployment Insurance—The Conversation No One Wants to Have

Unemployment insurance was big news during the Great Recession. At its peak, more than 15 million Americans were out of(…)

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