Strengthening Unemployment Protections in America

America has dramatically underinvested in UI and has failed to update this vital system for the 21st century.

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The Pros and Cons of Fingerprinting Uber Drivers

Whether pro or con fingerprinting, all sides should support legislation to clean up FBI background checks for employment.

Posted July 14, 2016 Read More

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On JPMorgan Chase Announcing Raises for Its Lowest-Paid Workers

Any boost in low-wage workers’ income is good news, but Chase and the banking industry can do more.

Posted July 12, 2016 Read More

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Making Higher Wages a Reality in Los Angeles

Winning a higher minimum wage rate is only step one.

via Huffington Post, July 5, 2016 Read More

Commentary

For Workplace Safety Violators, Life Is Cheap

The Labor Department announced that penalties for workplace safety rules violatons will increase for the first time in 25 years.

via The Hill, July 1, 2016 Read More

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Home Care Workers’ Long March to Justice

Home care workers finally are assured of the same federal fair-pay guarantees enjoyed by most U.S. workers.

via The Hill, July 1, 2016 Read More

Commentary

A Better Way to Disrupt the Workplace

On-demand companies don’t have to sacrifice flexibility to treat their workers as employees, writes Rebecca Smith.

via U.S. News & World Report, June 29, 2016 Read More

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SCOTUS Declines to Hear Challenge to Home Care Reform, Cementing Victory for Millions of Workers

The industry’s last-ditch effort to block home care workers from having federal minimum wage and overtime rights has failed.

Posted June 28, 2016 Read More

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On the Supreme Court’s Decision Not to Hear the Home Care Industry’s Appeal

SCOTUS’s decision to deny certiorari is a major victory for home care workers.

Posted June 27, 2016 Read More

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NELP Releases New Studies of “Gig Economy” Workers’ Rights

Three new policy briefs look at workers’ comp, job flexibility, and background checks in the “gig economy.”

Posted June 24, 2016 Read More

Commentary

Gig Economy Workers Injured On the Job Should Get Workers’ Comp Protections

Taxi drivers & chauffeurs are killed on the job at a rate 5x higher than the average for all workers.

via Quartz, June 24, 2016 Read More

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New Jersey Legislature Passes $15 Minimum Wage

The legislature approved raising the minimum wage to $15 by 2021, which would boost pay for 975,000 New Jerseyans.

Posted June 23, 2016 Read More

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On Supreme Court’s Deadlocked Ruling on President Obama’s Immigration Executive Action

Today’s 4-4 vote, which lets stand an appeals court ruling blocking the President’s DAPA program, is deeply regrettable.

Posted June 23, 2016 Read More

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A Proposal to Strengthen Unemployment Protections and Prepare America’s Economy for Next Recession

New report proposes to modernize unemployment insurance for a 21st century economy and establish a new Jobseeker’s Allowance.

Posted June 16, 2016 Read More

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GAO Report Finds Continued Customer Service Problems in Accessing Jobless Aid

Unemployment insurance claimants continue to be ill-served by many states’ UI programs.

Posted June 13, 2016 Read More

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New Report Documents Expansion of Predatory Practices at Big Banks Nationwide

High-pressure sales goals are forcing frontline workers to choose between pushing predatory products or keeping their jobs.

Posted June 10, 2016 Read More

Commentary

The New Overtime Rules Will Help Middle Class Americans

The new overtime regulations are a huge victory for middle-class workers.

via Newsweek, June 6, 2016 Read More

Commentary

Uber’s Car Leasing Program Turns Its Drivers Into Modern-Day Sharecroppers

Behind the shiny veneer of Uber’s technological innovation lies a time-tested business model: labor exploitation.

via Quartz, June 6, 2016 Read More

Commentary

Walmart CAN Afford $15 Minimum Wage

Walmart should pay its workers what they need and deserve.

via CNBC.com, June 3, 2016 Read More

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Health and Safety Risks Grow for Home Care Workers

Home health aides, personal care attendants, and certified nursing aides top the lists for workplace injuries, illness, and violence.

Posted June 1, 2016 Read More

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