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In urging Congress to pass the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), President Franklin D. Roosevelt stated, "A self-supporting and self-respecting democracy can economic reason for chiseling workers' wages or stretching workers' hours." More than seven decades have gone by since the FLSA was enacted, yet violations of our nation’s wage and hour laws and other fundamental workplace protections continue to run rampant, particularly against more vulnerable populations such as immigrant and low-wage workers. The National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & Policy (The Institute) are proud to present two cutting-edge continuing legal education programs designed to bring together employee rights advocates from the private bar, government agencies, and non-profit, legal services and public interest organizations to learn from and network with each other to fulfill the promise of our country’s worker protection laws.

United We Stand: Effectively Representing Immigrants
In Employment Cases
Thursday, March 7, 2013

United We Stand: Effectively Representing Immigrants In Employment Cases will focus on the tremendous opportunities and particular challenges in representing immigrant workers, including practical strategies for successfully turning back employers’ attempts to use immigration status, abusive discovery, and counterclaims as swords; navigating cultural and linguistic elements during litigation; tackling the unique issues faced by immigrant clients in sexual harassment cases; and building innovative collaborations to obtain great results for your clients.

This Program is made possible by a cy pres award The Institute received from the Minneapolis-based law firms of Cummins & Cummins, LLP and Miller O'Brien Jensen, PA. The Institute and NELA gratefully acknowledge their financial support, which will be used to underwrite expenses for United We Stand and to fund scholarships for both of the above programs through The Institute’s Employee Rights Advocacy Scholarship Program.

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Preventing Wage Theft: A Two-Day Guide To Litigating Cases Involving Wages, Hours & Work
Friday, March 8–Saturday, March 9, 2013

Preventing Wage Theft: A Two-Day Guide To Litigating Cases Involving Wages, Hours & Work will address significant and emerging issues that arise under federal and state wage and hour laws. It is intended for employee rights practitioners who represent workers in individual, class, collective, and joint actions. Topics include recent legal developments under the FLSA, forced arbitration, proving wage theft, worker misclassification, retaliation, employer abuse of FLSA exemptions, defeating FLSA defenses, the use of experts, trial advocacy, ethical considerations, and more.

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United We Stand
Before February 22, 2013
$85.00 - Employee Rights Advocates (NELA members, lawyers, paraprofessionals, law students, and staff attorneys of legal services, public interest, and government organizations who advocate on behalf of workers)
$150.00 - All Others
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Preventing Wage Theft
Before February 22, 2013
$500.00 - NELA Members
$475.00 - Legal Svcs/Public Int/Govt (NELA Members Only)

$275.00 - NELA Law Student Members
Daily registration (NELA Members only) $350

$750.00 - Non-members
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