National Employment Law Project

Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer (Photo/Getty Images/AFP)

New York Senators Schumer, Gillibrand Support Increase To Federal Minimum Wage

The National Employment Law Project praises the proposal, saying that it would trigger a rise in the minimum wage for 1 million New Yorkers. The efforts come as the number of Americans in poverty are rising and wages are mostly stagnant.


Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer (file / credit: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images)

Manhattan Pres. Stringer Wants Bill To Fight Employment Bias

A city official says city and state lawmakers need to pass legislation banning bias against the unemployed in hiring efforts.


Governor David Paterson (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Governor Paterson To Sign NY Wage Protection Bill

The National Employment Law Project, based on a worker survey, estimates New York City employers shortchange their low-wage workers, including those in the retailing and restaurant businesses, by almost $1 billion a year.