NELP Applauds Legislation to Raise Federal Minimum Wage

Current $7.25 Rate Leaves Workers and Families Struggling

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Raises from Coast to Coast in 2019

Workers will see bigger paychecks as 19 states and 21 cities #RaiseTheWage in the New Year.

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A State Agenda for America’s Workers

18 Ways to Promote Good Jobs in the States

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How to Access Disaster Unemployment Assistance After the California Wildfires

A fact sheet on Disaster Unemployment Assistance for workers in Butte, Los Angeles, and Ventura counties

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Guide Helps Employers Respond to Immigration Action

NELP and NILC have published a guide for employers on how they can prepare for immigration enforcement.

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NELP Legal Department Discusses Employment-at-Will Doctrine in Amicus Brief

In the retaliation context, employers resurrect arbitration clauses again and again, leaving workers unable to vindicate their rights.

Posted February 21, 2019 Read More

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Illinois Blazes Trail in the Heartland, First Midwestern State to Adopt $15 Minimum Wage Rate

Illinois is poised to become the fifth state in the nation to adopt a $15 minimum wage.

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On Trump’s Plan to Declare a National Emergency to Build His Border Wall

It’s an unprecedented abuse of executive power that’s likely to be struck down.

Posted February 14, 2019 Read More

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NELP Legal Tracks Developments in Clauses That Restrict Workers’ Rights on the Job

Increasingly, employers use non-competes to prevent workers across the company from leaving for better jobs and higher wages.

Posted February 12, 2019 Read More

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Complaint Charges USDOL with Hiding Data and Issuing False Information in Proposal to Roll Back Child Labor Protections

The DOL must retract and correct the false and misleading information contained in its proposal.

Posted February 11, 2019 Read More

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DeSantis’ Newly-Appointed Florida Supreme Court Justices Block Miami Beach from Raising Local Minimum Wage

The Florida Supreme Court justices also denied a majority-Latino city the right to ensure that local workers have the wages(…)

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Governor Signs Historic Legislation Making New Jersey Fourth in Nation with $15 Minimum Wage

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed historic legislation making the Garden State the fourth state in the country to adopt(…)

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On Lyft and Juno Suing to Block Higher Pay for Drivers in NYC

Ride-hailing companies can afford to pay a living wage but choose not to.

Posted January 30, 2019 Read More

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Trump Administration Rolls Back Workplace Injury Reporting Rule

The rule change allows dangerous employers to hide workplace injuries, hindering efforts to identify and prevent such injuries.

Posted January 24, 2019 Read More

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Jobless After Hurricanes, 10,000+ Puerto Ricans Now Eligible for Unprecedented 52 Weeks of ‘Disaster Unemployment Assistance’

But advocates are raising serious concerns about the flawed application process.

Posted January 23, 2019 Read More

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Building Safe and Healthy Workplaces for Every Worker in America

Nearly three million workers are seriously injured on the job every year.

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Raising the Minimum Wage

More workers than ever are struggling to get by on low-wage jobs.

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Ensuring People with Convictions Have a Fair Chance to Work

A conviction in one’s past shouldn’t be a life sentence to joblessness.

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Are the Trump Administration and Congress Really "Putting Workers First?”

See our new resource page tracking day-to-day developments on worker issues under the current administration and Congress.

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