Director of Work Quality

(646) 693-8214 ext. 8214
New York City Office

Areas of Expertise

Immigrants and Work • Living Wage and Minimum Wage • Wage and Hour Protections


Tsedeye Gebreselassie is director of work quality at the National Employment Law Project and works on researching, developing, and promoting policies that raise job standards and expand workplace protections for low-wage and immigrant workers.

She has appeared as a commentator in numerous outlets, including MSNBC, CNBC and PBS, as well as NPR, Marketplace, and CBS Radio. She received her law degree magna cum laude from New York University School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern public interest scholar and articles editor on the Review of Law and Social Change, and she received her BA magna cum laude from Brown University.

Prior to joining NELP, Tsedeye clerked for the Honorable Ellen Bree Burns of the US District Court of Connecticut. Prior to law school, she worked as a labor and community organizer for New York’s Working Families Party. ​


J.D., New York University School of Law
B.A., Brown University

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