The practice of wage and hour law is constantly changing, and an understanding of the nuances of wage and hour actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act and related laws is essential for employee rights lawyers. Protecting Pay: Representing Workers With Wage & Hour Claims will examine cutting-edge developments in this dynamic field and provide practical tips and strategies to help you navigate the maze of regulatory, procedural, and substantive laws facing your clients whether you are enforcing their rights in court or arbitration. Our speakers from the bench, bar, and key government agencies will examine a wide range of topics, such as litigating claims on behalf of low-wage workers, the use of technology and experts, effective case settlement, defenses du jour, the evolving definition of “employee,” handling hybrid cases, and ethical issues. Plenary sessions will feature significant legal developments, a conversation with the Solicitor of Labor, arbitrating wage and hour actions, and “A View From The Bench” with esteemed federal judges. Informal discussions will offer seminar participants an opportunity to share their own strategies and tips on representing employees with wage and hour claims and to ask questions of other experienced practitioners.


Early-Bird Registration Ends March 31, 2015

  • NELA Member Early-Bird Registration - $575
  • Legal Services/Public Interest/Government Staff Attorneys and Paraprofessionals - $525
  • NELA Law Student Member - $275
  • Non-Members - $825

Daily Seminar Registration Rates
(Members Only)

  • Friday Only - $375
  • Saturday Only - $375
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Scholarships available through The Employee Rights Advocacy Scholarship Program

About NELA

The National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) is the largest professional membership organization in the country comprised of lawyers who represent workers in labor, employment, and civil rights disputes. NELA advances employee rights and serves lawyers who advocate for equality and justice in the American workplace. The more than 4,000 members of NELA and its 69 circuit, state, and local Affiliates are committed to working on behalf of those who have been treated illegally in the workplace.

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Program Highlights

Topics include:

  • Significant Legal Developments
  • A Conversation With The Solicitor Of Labor
  • Litigating Claims On Behalf Of Low-Wage Workers In Individual & Multi-Plaintiff Cases
  • Facing Arbitration—Arbitration Process & Strategies
  • The Evolving Definition Of “Employee”

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Seminar Location & Hotel

All presentations and events for Protecting Pay: Representing Workers With Wage & Hour Claims will be held at The Sphinx Club.

Sphinx Club
1315 K Street, NW
Washington, DC

The Hamilton Crowne Plaza Washington is the host hotel for the seminar.

Hamilton Crowne Plaza Washington

1001 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC

$229 Single or Double Occupancy
(877) 622-1970 Reservations


Lobby Day 2015

Kick off NELA’s 2015 Spring Seminar by joining NELA members from around the country for NELA’s Lobby Day 2015: Raising Our Voices For Change on Thursday, April 23. The tentative focus of Lobby Day 2015 includes issues that are of great importance to employee rights advocates, their clients, and the fair administration of justice: banning forced arbitration of employment claims; income averaging of lump-sum awards and restoring the tax-free status of non-economic damages in employment cases; and ensuring a fair and independent federal judiciary that reflects the experiential diversity of the legal profession.

Lobby Day 2015: Raising Our Voices For Change
April 23, 2015
9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.


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