Tag archive for ‘National Employment Law Project’
Vote
By Lynn Herman On Monday, May 7th, 2012

Missouri Coalition Submits Petition to Get Minimum Wage Increase on the Ballot in November

By the National Employment Law Project Jefferson City, MO – On Sunday, a coalition of advocates for low-paid workers in Missouri successfully submitted a petition to place an increase in the state minimum wage More...

Holding Money
By Lynn Herman On Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Report: Americans are Making Less Than a Year Ago, as Real Value of Wages Falls

By: The National Employment Law Project A new report examines how wage growth has slowed down, jobs are paying less, and the lowest-paid need a raise. New York— Americans are earning less today than they did a More...

Handcuffs and Key
By Annie Waldman On Thursday, April 26th, 2012

NELP Applauds EEOC For Updating Guidance on How Employers Use Criminal Background Checks in Hiring

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) voted 4-1 with bipartisan support today to update its decades-old guidance on how employers may use criminal background checks in hiring. The guidance promotes More...

Congress
By Lynn Herman On Monday, April 23rd, 2012

NELP Urges Senate to Uphold Reform of Workers’ Union Voting Rights

Washington, D.C.— Today, the U.S. Senate is likely to consider a resolution of congressional disapproval to block a new rule by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that ensures timely and transparent union-certification More...

Money Bag
By Annie Waldman On Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Congressional Testimony on Home Care Workers to Highlight Need for Minimum Wage Protections

By The National Employment Law Project On Wednesday, March 7th at 10:00AM ET, National Employment Law Project (NELP) Legal Co-Director Catherine Ruckelshaus will testify before the Workforce Protections Subcommittee More...

$Money
By Annie Waldman On Friday, March 2nd, 2012

NELP: Slashing Minimum Wage for Florida’s Tipped Workers Is Bad Policy and Unconstitutional

By the National Employment Law Project Last night Steven Colbert skewered the Florida legislature for promoting a bill that would cut tipped workers’ pay before tips in half, to $2.13 an hour. As Colbert pointed More...

Job Fair
By Annie Waldman On Friday, February 10th, 2012

House Proposal Would Slash Unemployment Insurance For Millions, Erect Barriers And Slow Job Growth

By the National Employment Law Project Washington, D.C.— USAction,  the National Employment Law Project and the AFL-CIO today announced a national day of action for Friday, February 10th, in support of the millions More...

Congress
By Annie Waldman On Thursday, February 9th, 2012

House Proposal Would Slash Unemployment Insurance For Millions, Erect Barriers And Slow Job Growth

By the National Employment Law Project Washington, D.C.— In a media briefing Thursday, USAction, the National Employment Law Project and the AFL-CIO will announce a national day of action for Friday, February More...

Unemployment
By Annie Waldman On Friday, January 27th, 2012

Deadline Nears for Employers to Begin Paying Back Borrowed Unemployment Insurance Funds

By The National Employment Law Project, Washington, DC—Employers in 20 states and the Virgin Islands have until January 31st to begin repaying $35 billion borrowed from the federal government to cover the increase More...

Congress
By Annie Waldman On Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

NELP Response to State of the Union: Rebuilding An America That Works For All

By The National Employment Law Project In his State of the Union speech tonight, President Obama articulated a vision of America where work is the foundation of economic security and opportunity—a place where More...

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