National Employment Law Project (NY)

Non-profit organization striving to build economic security and opportunity for America's workers.
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Primary geographic focus: NATIONAL, New York
Organization type(s): Provider, Research/Policy/Organizing

NELP seeks to ensure that America upholds for all workers her promise of opportunity and economic security through work.

NELP fights for policies to create good jobs, expand access to work, and strengthen protections and support for low-wage workers and the unemployed.

We publish research that illuminates workers’ issues; promote policies that improve workers’ lives; lend deep legal and policy expertise to important cases and campaigns; and partner with allies to advance crucial reforms.



Why does Florida treat unemployed workers so badly?

George Wentworth, Cindy Huddleston
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
October 1, 2015
Florida's workforce deserves an unemployment insurance program that is both fair and accessible.

News Story

Report: Illinois’ hiring protections ‘minimal’ for those with criminal records

Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
Chicago Tribune
April 26, 2016
A tangle of other laws restrict people with criminal records from obtaining state licenses to practice certain occupations, such as nursing.


Behind the minimum wage fight, a sweeping failure to enforce the law

Marianne LeVine
February 18, 2018
Raising hourly pay is a rallying cry for 2018, but states often fail to get workers the money that’s owed them.

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‘We Can’t Take Your Call’: Uber Drivers, Other Gig Workers Struggle For Unemployment

Shannon Bond
National Public Radio (NPR)
May 19, 2020

What to know about your leave options if you’re not ready to return to work

Jennifer Liu
May 21, 2020

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