Labor and Employment


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Americans With Disabilities Act: Celebrating 30 Years

NCSL is recognizing the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with a clearinghouse of resources highlighting the lasting impact and legacy of the ADA on states.


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Law Enforcement Certification and Discipline

This resource provides information on key issues related to officer training, discipline and decertification, and regulation.   

Results Driven Governing


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Work Matters

"Work Matters: A Framework for States on Workforce Development for People with Disabilities" is the result of a year-long joint task force effort of state policymakers to address employment barriers and develop policy solutions.


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Occupational Licensing

Occupational licensure is a form of government regulation that requires a worker to hold a credential to practice or operate in a certain occupation. Find out more about our Occupational Licensing Project. 


Standing Committee

NCSL's Standing Committee on Labor and Economic Development considers issues related to job growth, economic development, unemployment, labor and international trade.



NCSL LegisBrief

Trends and Incentives in Workforce Development

With more than a million jobs going unfilled in 2019, workforce development is on many legislative agendas. Policies designed to align the skills of employees with national market trends and local business needs are popular among state policymakers.