Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation
Wage and Hour Division
U.S. Department of Labor
Re: RIN 1235-AA41, Comments in Response to Proposed Rulemaking: Increasing the Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors
To Whom It May Concern:
The National Employment Lawyers Association (“NELA”) is submitting these comments regarding the U.S. Department of Labor’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) on the increased minimum wage for federal contractors.
NELA is the largest professional membership organization in the country comprised of lawyers who represent employees in labor, employment, wage and hour, and civil rights disputes. Our mission is to advance employee rights and serve lawyers who advocate for equality and justice in the American workplace. NELA and its 69 circuit, state, and local affiliates have a membership of over 4,000 attorneys who are committed to working on behalf of those who have faced illegal treatment in the workplace. NELA has filed numerous amicus curiae briefs before the United States Supreme Court and other federal appellate courts regarding the proper interpretation of federal civil rights and worker protection laws and comments on relevant Notices of Proposed Rulemaking. NELA also engages in legislative advocacy on behalf of workers throughout the United States. Many NELA members represent workers … Read More