National Employment Law Project

The National Employment Law Project (NELP) is a national non-profit with the core goals of building worker power and advancing racial and economic justice. Founded in 1969, we promote federal, state, and local policies to create good jobs, strengthen workers’ standard of living, enforce worker rights, and improve benefits and services for unemployed workers. In collaboration with national and grassroots partners, NELP advances its work through research, advocacy, litigation support, and technical assistance. Our work is designed to raise wages, end wage theft and workplace violations, strengthen unemployment insurance, ensure employer accountability for workers in contract employment, encourage fair chance employment practices, and promote a comprehensive policy framework to build a good jobs economy. For more information, read our annual reports and explore our website: