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Building Robust Labor Standards Enforcement Regimes

The rates of noncompliance with existing wage laws remain staggeringly high, particularly in low-wage industries. Read More

Giving Caregivers a Raise

Our new report looks at the impact of a $15 wage floor in the home care industry. Read More

Restoring Opportunity for Unemployed Workers

NELP’s report shows that only 27 percent of unemployed workers received jobless aid in 2014—a record low. Read More

A Fair Chance at Federal Agency & Contractor Employment

Our new report calls on the President to tackle unfair federal hiring barriers faced by job-seekers with past convictions. Read More


  • 04-04-15 NELP's Christine Owens on why McDonald's recently announced wage increase falls far short, on Read More
  • 04-03-15 Virginia Governor signs “ban the box” executive order. Read More
  • 03-28-15 With Albany gridlock threatening to stall a hike in New York's minimum wage, NELP's Paul Sonn urges Governor Cuomo to take executive action, in the Albany Times-Union. Read More
  • 03-25-15 Story in today's Politico documents our push for federal hiring reforms to mitigate employment barriers faced by people with conviction histories. Read More
  • 03-25-15 NELP and nearly 200 allies call on President Obama to take executive action adopting fair-chance hiring reforms for people with past convictions. Read More
  • 03-18-15 NELP's Rebecca Smith on why actors in California who work in small theater productions should be covered by the state's minimum wage law. Read More
  • 03-18-15 NELP’s Caitlin Connolly joined U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez in calling for a $15 wage for home care workers at a town-hall event in Washington, D.C. Read More
  • 03-17-15 NELP policy brief lays out nine tools and strategies to build strong labor standards enforcement regimes in cities and counties. Read More
  • 03-16-15 NELP's Rebecca Smith explains how undocumented workers in U.S. are denied compensation and legal rights when injured at work, in closing statement before Interamerican Commission on Human Rights. Read More
  • 03-12-15 NELP's Sarah Leberstein testifies before Connecticut lawmakers on a bill requiring large low-wage employers to contribute to the public assistance programs their workers are forced to rely on. Read More

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