In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, NELA has created this hub to share information, resources, and announcements related to COVID-19 and its implications for workers’ rights attorneys, as well as our community. Check this microsite regularly for updates on NELA programs, legislative updates, and other ways you can stay connected with the NELA community. It is likely the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic will be far-reaching and long-lasting.

To ensure the safety of our staff, the NELA and Institute teams (California and Washington, D.C. offices) are working remotely. Please be aware that our ability to check office mailboxes or receive deliveries is limited at this time. You can still reach us by emailing us or calling our offices, and we encourage you to keep in touch!

We are actively collaborating to further our work and bring you top-notch CLE programs and services. Please know that we at NELA and The Institute are here for you, and we’ll continue to be in touch as the situation develops.

Join us for our next webinar, Financially-Distressed Settling and Settled Defendants.

Join our panel of plaintiffs’ employment attorneys and insolvency professionals to discuss useful courses of action when, on account of or citing financial distress, employers attempt to reduce or avoid their settlement obligations.

Financially-Distressed Settling and Settled Defendants
Thursday, October 1, 2020
11:00 a.m. Pacific/2:00 p.m. Eastern (75 min)

Details and Registration

Our webinar is sponsored by Dundon Advisors, LLC

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CARES Act (H.R.6201)

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R.6201)

Pregnant Workers Rights During COVID-19: What Attorneys Need to Know Webinar Resources

Briefing Recording


PowerPoint Presentation, A Better Balance

Other Resources

Referrals: If you are interested in potential referrals from ABB, please contact Christine Dinan, cdinan@abetterbalance.org.

A Better Balance Pro Bono Partnership Program

Pregnancy & COVID-19 Workplace Rights FAQs

ABB's Free Legal Helpline: If you would like to connect someone directly to our free legal helpline, the number is 1-833-NEED-ABB.

The ADA, Age Discrimination, And Worker Health During The COVID-19 Pandemic Briefing Resources

Briefing Recording


Disability Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodations, Brian East, Disability Rights Texas

The ADA, Age Discrimination, And Worker Health During The COVID-19 Pandemic, Laurie A. McCann, AARP Foundation Litigation

NELA COVID-19 Briefing Resources

COVID-19 Briefing Recording, Monday, April 6

COVID-19 Briefing Recording, Wednesday, April 9

PowerPoint Presentation, David Blanchard, Blanchard & Walker PLLC

NELP Fact Sheet: Unemployment Insurance Provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Department of Labor (DOL)

DOL Advisory: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020 – Summary of Key Unemployment Insurance (UI) Provisions and Guidance Regarding Temporary Emergency State Staffing Flexibility

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements

COVID-19 and the Fair Labor Standards Act: Questions and Answers

COVID-19 and the Family and Medical Leave Act: Questions and Answers

Paid Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act 29 CFR Part 826

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

Worker Rights to Refuse Dangerous Work

U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Memorandum On Identification Of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response