The NCSL Blog

Labor and employment

08
Kentucky Says Work Matters, Moves to Expand Labor Participation

With unemployment at the lowest level in a generation, the critically low number of job seekers leaves many employers unable to fill job openings and meet their customer demands.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
07
Join an  Online Dialogue on Occupational Licensing for Veterans and Military Spouses

Occupational licensing requirements, while playing an important role in ensuring public health and safety, can hinder the ability of many veterans and military spouses to get good jobs.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
22
It’s the Law: New Report Highlights States That Mandate Evidence-Based Programs

For state lawmakers looking to reduce waste and improve program outcomes, a growing number of states rely on rigorous analyses of program results to inform budget, policy and management decisions, also known as evidence-based policymaking.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
13
Baby Boomers: Unprepared and 'Unretiring'

Baby boomers began turning 65 in 2011. More than 26 million have hit the mark so far. Happy birthday to the 10,000 boomers who turn 65 every day between now and 2030.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
09
Millennial Savings for a Comfortable Retirement (Avocado Toast and All)

Stereotypes about millennials’ sense of entitlement and lack of financial sophistication abound. While new research debunks some myths about this generation, it paints a less than rosy picture of millennials’ prospects for a secure retirement.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
04
States Aim to Be ‘Model Employer’ for Workers With Disabilities

More than half of state legislatures passed legislation last year affecting employment opportunities for people with disabilities. NCSL’s new webpage recaps state actions from 2017 on disability employment policy.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
29
States Making It Easier for Ex-offenders to Get Occupational Licenses

Want to become a barber or cosmetologist? You need a license in every state. Have a criminal record? In many states it's that much harder.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
14
Will Federal Government Overrule States on Occupational Licensing?

Congressmen from both sides of the aisle echoed state lawmakers' skepticism about the effects of excessive occupational licensing during a recent hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
26
Gorsuch Silent during Significant Union Dues Oral Argument

If there ever was a case where the vote of only one Justice is likely to matter it is Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
19
State Legislatures Magazine: Debating the Tipped Wage

Two workers, two very different attitudes about raising the tipped wage.

Continue >

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
Page 6 of 10First   Previous   1  2  3  4  5  [6]  7  8  9  10  Next   Last   

Subscribe to the NCSL Blog

Click on the RSS feed at left to add the NCSL Blog to your favorite RSS reader. 

About the NCSL Blog

This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.