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NELP update on unemployment insurance

George Wentworth from the National Employment Law Project has the following update on unemployment insurance.

Unemployment insurance was big news during the Great Recession. At its peak, more than 15 million Americans were out of work, and over 45 percent of them still couldn’t find a job after six months of looking.

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Unemployment Claims

Report: Manufacturing jobs no longer a gateway to the middle class

There was a time not long ago when manufacturing jobs were the gateway to the middle class for millions of American workers.

That’s no longer the case, according to a new report from the… 636 more words

legalized marijuana and unemployment drug testing

Rick McHugh of the National Employment Law Project reports the Michigan Court of Appeals held in a unanimous decision last week that claimants holding registration cards under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act were not subject to disqualification under Michigan’s unemployment law where there was no use of marijuana at work and no showing of impairment at work. 185 more words

Analysis

Assistance for the long-term unemployed

The National Employment Law Project (NELP) has led advocacy efforts to end hiring practices that discriminate against unemployed job-seekers since issuing its groundbreaking 2011 report,  443 more words

Unemployment Claims

Report: Low-Pay Jobs Replace High-Pay Jobs Since Recession

Even as the economy has slowly emerged from the worst downturn since the Great Depression, job growth since 2008 has come predominantly in the form of low-wage service industry jobs replacing high-earning jobs lost in the recession, according to a new report. 182 more words