Low wages and aggressive sales metrics put bank workers and customers at risk.

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Labor Department Expands Overtime Pay

The new rule raises the overtime salary threshold from $23,660 to $47,476.

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Racial Profiling in Hiring

We need stronger civil rights policies and enforcement to eradicate race discrimination.

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Strengthening Unemployment Protections in America

America has dramatically underinvested in UI and has failed to update this vital system for the 21st century.

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News Releases

Poll: Voters See ‘Contracting Out’ as Serious Problem for America’s Workers and Economy

The growth of low-road subcontracting has helped drive down wages and working conditions.

Posted October 25, 2016 Read More

News Releases

On the Texas District Court Enjoining ‘Fair Pay & Safe Workplaces’ Implementation

The ruling temporarily delays the full implementation of the executive order.

Posted October 25, 2016 Read More


Wells Fargo Is Only the Tip of the Iceberg

We need investigations of all the big banks.

via Huffington Post, October 18, 2016 Read More


A Mistake That Lasts a Lifetime

Barriers to occupational licenses for those with even minor arrest or conviction records cast an unnecessarily long shadow.

via Democracy Journal, October 7, 2016 Read More

News Releases

It’s Time to Fix the Broken Workers’ Compensation System

A Labor Department forum highlights the deeply troubled state of workers’ comp.

Posted October 5, 2016 Read More


Why Businesses Should Reach Out to 70 Million Americans Excluded From the Workforce

Employers who can look beyond the stigma of a record may find some of their most dedicated workers.

via, September 26, 2016 Read More


Uber Should Finally Admit It Has Employees

Two federal lawsuits and an NLRB claim filed by the NY Taxi Workers Alliance may finally force Uber’s hand,

via Law360, September 19, 2016 Read More


How Gretchen Carlson’s $20 Million Settlement Is a Rip-Off

Americans shouldn’t have to give up their rights just to participate in the workforce or the marketplace.

via, September 15, 2016 Read More


Make Work Great Again

We’ve heard little from the presidential candidates on the thorniest problems facing America’s workers.

via U.S. News & World Report, September 2, 2016 Read More

News Releases

On New Jersey Governor Christie Vetoing $15 Minimum Wage

Governor Christie rejected a measure that would have gradually increased the state’s minimum wage to $15.

Posted August 30, 2016 Read More

News Releases

NELP Applauds Obama Administration for Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Rules and Guidance

Under the new rules, contractors who do not comply with the law are finally held accountable.

Posted August 24, 2016 Read More

News Releases

Judge Orders $15 Minimum Wage on Minneapolis Ballot in November

Voters in Minneapolis will get the option to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 per hour in November.

Posted August 22, 2016 Read More

News Releases

New York City Establishes Division to Protect Paid Caregivers’ Rights

The division will help hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers who work in home care and child care.

Posted August 16, 2016 Read More

News Releases

Tyson Foods Faces Significant OSHA Fines for Plant Hazards

OSHA leveled $263,000 in fines for dangerous conditions that can lead to disfiguring injuries.

Posted August 16, 2016 Read More


New NELP Analysis Criticizes Ban-the-Box Studies

The problem isn’t ban-the-box policies; it’s the race discrimination exposed by the policies.

Posted August 11, 2016 Read More


Uber Drivers Shouldn’t Be Left Behind in the Fight For $15

Let’s make sure this new sector of low-wage workers benefits from the success of the $15 movement.

via Huffington Post, August 10, 2016 Read More


Seattle’s Workers, Businesses Doing Well with a Higher Minimum Wage

For workers living on the margins, the pay increases make a meaningful difference in their day-to-day lives.

via Seattle Times, August 2, 2016 Read More


Fed Contracts Only for Those Who Respect Workplace Laws

Let’s not reward corporations that jeopardize workers’ safety, shortchange them on wages, and discriminate against them on the job.

via The Hill, August 1, 2016 Read More

News Releases

On OSHA’s First-Ever Citation of Big Poultry for Delaying Medical Care to Injured Workers

The conditions found at the Pilgrim’s Pride plant are all too common throughout the industry.

Posted July 29, 2016 Read More


The Pros and Cons of Fingerprinting Uber Drivers

Whether pro or con fingerprinting, all sides should support legislation to clean up FBI background checks for employment.

Posted July 14, 2016 Read More

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Advancing Home Care Worker Rights

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