Our Impact

In 2015, NELP’s work was at the heart of what matters most to America’s workers: building a strong economy on good jobs with living wages that support families. In partnership with allies, NELP helped win:

  • Historic minimum wage increases in states and cities across the country, ranging from $15 or more in three major cities to first-ever city-level minimum wages in states such as Alabama, Kentucky, and Iowa;
  • Innovative wage board orders in New York State requiring higher pay for tipped workers and a $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers;
  • “Ban the box” hiring policies in 5 states and 25 localities, ensuring that job-seekers with past convictions have a fair chance at employment;
  • A U.S. appeals court ruling upholding federal wage-and-hour protections for two million home care workers, and an NLRB “joint employer” ruling enabling workers to hold corporations accountable for labor violations; and
  • Proposed reforms to the “white collar” exemption from overtime pay, potentially benefiting up to 13.5 million workers now subject to mandatory overtime with no pay at all.

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