News Releases | February 27, 2015

NELP and Consumer and Employer Groups File Amicus Brief in D.C. Circuit Supporting DOL Companionship Regulations

NELP filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of the Labor Department’s regulations extending wage-and-hour protections to home care workers.

Press Clips | February 27, 2015

New York Times (Editorial): Remove Unfair Barriers to Employment

New York Times editorial, citing NELP, calls on the Obama administration to adopt fair-chance hiring for federal agencies and contractors.

Commentary | February 25, 2015

CNN: Don’t Be Soothed by Walmart Pay Hike

It may have seemed a herculean task, but retail workers have just scored an unprecedented win against a retail giant.

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(…)

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