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Research and Public Policy : Social and Public Policy Research

National Employment Law Project

Improving wages and working conditions for workers across America

four stars

92.22

75 Maiden Lane Suite 601
New York, NY 10038
tel: (212) 285-3025   Web Site
EIN: 13-2758558

Board Leadership
Jared Bernstein
Chair

CEO
Christine Owens
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.22 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

For more than 45 years, National Employment Law Project (NELP) has sought to ensure that America upholds for all workers her promise of opportunity and economic security through work. NELP fights for policies to create good jobs, expand access to work, and strengthen protections and support for low-wage workers and the unemployed. We publish research that illuminates workers' issues; promote policies that improve workers' lives; lend deep legal and policy expertise to important cases and campaigns; and partner with allies to advance crucial reforms. NELP works from the ground up to build systemic change. We collaborate with community partners on advocacy campaigns, developing and testing innovative policy ideas in cities and states, then scaling them up to effect change nationally. We partner with advocacy networks grounded in the full range of stakeholders—grassroots groups and national organizations, worker centers and unions, policymakers and think tanks.

For more than 45 years, National Employment Law Project (NELP) has sought to ensure that America upholds for all workers her promise of opportunity and economic security through work. NELP fights for policies to create good jobs, expand access to work, and strengthen protections and support for low-wage workers and the unemployed. We publish research that illuminates workers' issues; promote policies that improve workers' lives; lend deep legal and policy expertise to important cases and campaigns; and partner with allies to advance crucial reforms. NELP works from the ground up to build systemic change. We collaborate with community partners on advocacy campaigns, developing and testing innovative policy ideas in cities and states, then scaling them up to effect change nationally. We partner with advocacy networks grounded in the full range of stakeholders—grassroots groups and national organizations, worker centers and unions, policymakers and think tanks.

Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
87.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.15
  Program Expenses Growth 18.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Employment Law Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Employment Law Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Employment Law Project (NY) 92.22 four stars
SPUR (CA) 88.07 three stars
The Heartland Institute (IL) 86.37 three stars
LiveWell Colorado (CO) 86.84 three stars
The Heritage Foundation (DC) 86.19 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $16,484,420
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $186,585
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $16,671,005
   Program Service Revenue $22,199
Total Primary Revenue $16,693,204
   Other Revenue $107,458
TOTAL REVENUE $16,800,662
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,666,059
   Administrative Expenses $602,926
   Fundraising Expenses $300,158
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,569,143
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $8,231,519
   
Net Assets $22,348,946

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
National Employment Law Project has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/21/2018 92.22 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 92.15 four stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 90.90 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 13-2758558
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT LAW PROJECT
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date August, 1974
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$168,000 1.96% Christine Owens Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Employment Law Project (NY) 92.22 four stars
Ethics and Public Policy Center (DC) 87.90 three stars
NEO Philanthropy (NY) 92.16 four stars
The Heartland Institute (IL) 86.37 three stars
Institute for Local Self-Reliance (DC) 91.75 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Employment Law Project
75 Maiden Lane
Suite 601
New York, NY 10038
tel: (212) 285-3025
fax: (212) 285-3044
EIN: 13-2758558

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Board Leadership

Jared Bernstein
Chair

CEO

Christine Owens
Executive Director

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