Labor Department Expands Overtime Pay

The new rule raises the overtime salary threshold from $23,660 to $47,476.

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News Releases

Report: D.C.’s Tipped Workers in Poverty at Nearly Twice the Rate of All D.C. Workers, Experience High Rates of Sexual Harassment

Eliminating the subminimum wage for tipped workers is a crucial part of any meaningful minimum wage increase.

Posted May 25, 2016 Read More

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GAO Report Finds Injured Meat & Poultry Workers Denied Medical Care at Worksite

Meat and poultry processing workers suffer some of the highest rates of workplace injuries and illnesses.

Posted May 25, 2016 Read More


The Hill: Non-profits are ready for the new overtime regulations

We will stand with working people across America to fight for full implementation of the revised overtime regulation.

via The Hill, May 24, 2016 Read More


Arizona Restaurant Lobby’s Sham Minimum Wage Ballot Attempt Fails

The tactics being employed by opponents of minimum wage increases are getting “curiouser and curiouser!”

Posted May 20, 2016 Read More

News Releases

On the Labor Department’s Final Overtime Rule

The Labor Department’s updated overtime rule restores vitality to our nation’s promise of a 40-hour work-week.

Posted May 17, 2016 Read More


Big Poultry Workers Are Literally Peeing Their Pants So That Americans Can Have Cheap Chicken

Poultry plant workers say they routinely are denied time to use the bathroom.

via Quartz, May 11, 2016 Read More

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On the New Federal Rule Requiring Better Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

Employers must submit workplace injury and illness records to OSHA electronically.

Posted May 11, 2016 Read More

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The Critics Who Cried Wolf: Decades of Misleading Claims Around Increases in Federal Minimum Wage

History shows employment usually grew following increases in the federal minimum wage.

Posted May 6, 2016 Read More


Home Care Workers Call for End to Wage Theft

83 percent of home care workers report overtime violations.

Posted May 2, 2016 Read More

Press Clips

On POTUS Banning the Box in Fed. Hiring, Reforming Policies for Fair Employment

We applaud the President for embracing the role of the federal government as a model employer.

Posted April 29, 2016 Read More

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On the Legal Action to Undo Alabama’s Preemption of Birmingham Minimum Wage Law

We hope the court will move quickly to reverse the state’s acts.

Posted April 28, 2016 Read More

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Report: States Fall Short in Removing Occupational Licensing Barriers for Workers with Records

Occupational license disqualifications remain entrenched in state laws for people with records.

Posted April 26, 2016 Read More

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Over 125 Groups Urge President Obama to “Finish the Job” and Extend Ban-the-Box to Federal Contractors

The president can ensure that federal contractors eliminate unfair hiring barriers facing the 70 million Americans who have records.

Posted April 25, 2016 Read More

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On Uber Drivers Reaching $100 Million Settlement with Company

NELP calls on Uber to treat its drivers as employees.

Posted April 22, 2016 Read More

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Baltimore City Council to Introduce Bill to Raise Minimum Wage to $15

The measure would return Baltimore to the forefront of the national movement to raise pay.

Posted April 18, 2016 Read More


Leaked Poll for Chambers of Commerce Shows Business Execs Overwhelmingly Support Raising the Minimum Wage

Chambers’ own poll shows 80 percent of business execs support raising the minimum wage; only 8 percent oppose.

Posted April 12, 2016 Read More

News Releases

Report: How Trades Unions Can Help the Formerly Incarcerated Find Good Jobs

Union-led programs inside and outside prisons are helping the formerly incarcerated find meaningful employment.

Posted April 6, 2016 Read More


How We Got to $15, and Where We Go From Here

The Fight for $15 has changed our country’s economic trajectory and begun to reverse decades of growing wage inequality.

via NY Daily News, April 1, 2016 Read More

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