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NELA Impact Fund Amicus Brief_Acosta v. Austin Electrical Servs. (9th Cir.)

On Tuesday, October 23, 2018, NELA joined a coalition of civil and employee rights organizations in filing an amicus brief in support of the Plaintiff-Appellees in Acosta v. Austin Electrical Services , pending currently in the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. This case concerns the...

Acosta v. Austin Electrical Servs_NELA Impact Fund Amicus Brief_9th Cir_102318.pdf


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NWLC NELA Amicus Brief_Jock, et al. v. Sterling Jewelers (2d Cir.)_031418

On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, NELA joined the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and a group of over two dozen women’s, employee, and civil rights organizations in supporting the Plaintiff-Appellants in their appeal in Jock, et al. v. Sterling Jewelers , pending currently in the U.S. Court of...

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NELA Amicus Brief: Forced Arbitration Joint Action Ban Cases (U.S. Supreme Court)

NELA was proud to join with our colleagues at the National Employment Law Project and ten labor unions in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, in support of the National Labor Relations Board and employees in three consolidated cases addressing the...

Forced Arbitration Joint Action Ban Cases_NELA NELP Union Amicus Brief_US SC_Filed 081617.pdf


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NELA Amicus Brief: Encino Motors, LLC v. Navarro (U.S. Supreme Court)

On April 6, 2016, NELA and the National Employment Law Project filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the Respondents in Encino Motors, LLC v. Navarro (Case No. 15-415), currently pending in the U.S. Supreme Court. Our amicus brief is focused tightly on addressing...

Encino Motors v. Navarro_NELA and NELP Amicus Brief_040616.pdf


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NELA Amicus Brief: Jones v. City of Boston (1st Cir.)

On March 11, 2016, NELA joined the Equal Justice Society, Justice at Work, the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, and the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice in filing an amicus brief in support of the Plaintiff-Appellants in Jones v. City of Boston ,...

Jones v City of Boston_1st Cir_NELA et al Amicus.pdf


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NELA Amicus Brief: Tyson Foods Inc. v. Bouaphakeo (U.S. Supreme Court)

On September 29, 2015, NELA filed an amicus brief jointly with AARP, Interfaith Worker Justice, and the National Employment Law Project (NELP) in support of respondents in Tyson Foods Inc. v. Bouaphakeo , No. 14-1146, pending in the U.S. Supreme Court. This case concerns certification of...

Tyson v. Bouaphakeo_AARP, NELP, NELA Amicus Brief.pdf


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NELA Files Amicus Brief In U.S. Supreme Court

On August 31, 2015, NELA, joined by the National Employment Law Project (NELP), filed an amicus brief, in support of the respondent in Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez , No. 14-857, pending in the U.S. Supreme Court on appeal from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. This case...

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NELA Amicus Brief: Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez (10th Circuit)

On August 31, 2015, NELA, joined by the National Employment Law Project (NELP), filed an amicus brief, in support of the respondent in Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez , No. 14-857, pending in the U.S. Supreme Court on appeal from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. This case concerns...

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NELA Amicus Brief: Saleem v. Corporate Transportation Group (2nd Circuit)

On April 28, 2015, NELA joined the National Employment Law Project (NELP), the Legal Aid Society of New York, Urban Justice Center, and Make the Road New York (MRNY) to file an amicus brief in support of plaintiffs-appellants Mazhar Saleem and more than 200 opt-in plaintiffs and others...

FINAL Filed Amicus Brief Saleem v. CTG.pdf


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NELA Amicus Brief: In Jacob v. Duane Reade, Inc. (2nd Circuit)

On April 22, 2014, NELA joined the Impact Fund and 24 other nonprofit organizations that advocate for workers’ rights, including the Legal Aid Society, LatinoJustice PRLDEF, the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, the National Employment Law Project and Public Justice, in submitting...

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NELA Amicus Brief: Roach v. T. L. Cannon Corp. (2nd Circuit)

In Roach v. T. L. Cannon Corp. , the district court denied class certification of a putative class of employees of an Applebee's restaurant chain who were denied wages to which they were entitled under federal and New York law based upon the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Comcast v....

Roach v. TL Cannon NELA Amicus Brief_Final.pdf


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NELA Amicus Brief: Wang v. Chinese Daily News (9th Circuit)

On March 28, 2013, NELA filed an amicus brief in support of a class of low-wage workers who are seeking rehearing before the Ninth Circuit in Wang v. Chinese Daily News . Plaintiffs, newspaper employees, brought suit under the Fair Labor Standards Act, California’s Unfair Business...

NELA Amicus Brief_Wang v Chinese Daily News re Rehearing Petition_03 28 132.pdf


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NELA Amicus Brief: Braun v. Wal-Mart (Penn. S.Ct.)

On January 22, 2013, NELA joined the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) as amici curiae in support of a class of workers seeking to recover paid...

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NELA Amicus Brief: In re Wells Fargo Wage & Hour Employment Practices Litigation (5th Circuit)

On December 20, 2012, NELA filed an amicus brief in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of a group of Home Mortgage Consultants (HMC) who alleged they were misclassified by their employer and therefore unlawfully denied overtime payments in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act ...

In re Wells Fargo W & H Litigation_NELA Amicus_Final.pdf


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NELA Amicus Brief: Teed v. Thomas & Betts Power Solutions (7th Circuit)

On November 15, 2012, NELA filed an amicus brief in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in support of the plaintiffs in T eed v. Thomas & Betts Power Solutions . In this case, NELA filed in support of the plaintiffs’ efforts to preserve a favorable district court ruling on successor...

Teed_NELA Amicus Brief_Final.pdf


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NELA Amicus Brief: Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk (U.S. Supreme Court)

On October 26th, NELA, joined by AARP, The National Employment Law Project, The Legal Aid Society, the California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, the DC Employment Justice Center, filed an amicus brief in support of the Respondent, Laura Symczyk, in Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk,...

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NELA Amicus Brief: D.R. Horton v. National Labor Relations Board (5th Circuit)

On September 11, 2012, NELA and its associated educational and charitable organization, The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & Policy, joined with two dozen workers’ rights organizations to file an amicus brief in support of the National Labor Relations Board (Board) in D...

DR Horton_5th Cir_NELA Amicus Brief_Final.pdf


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NELA Amicus Brief: Owen v. Bristol Care, Inc. (8th Circuit)

On July 30, 2012, NELA, its public interest organization, The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & Policy, and the National Employment Law Project (NELP), filed an amicus brief urging affirmance of a district court’s rejection of a collective action ban in an arbitration...

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NELA, AARP And Pension Rights Center Urge Supreme Court To Grant Cert In ERISA Case

On July 24, 2012, AARP, NELA and the Pension Rights Center filed an amicus curiae brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to grant a petition for certiorari in Gray v. Citigroup, Inc. (No. 11-1531). In a ruling that abrogates ERISA’s primary purposes, the Second Circuit held that fiduciaries...

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2009 NELA Amicus Brief: In re Citigroup ERISA Litigation (2nd Circuit)

NELA's amicus brief addresses how the district court’s decision removing employer stock investments and offerings from ERISA’s trustee responsibilities and accompanying fiduciary protections, where the plan mandates the investments or offerings, conflicts with 1) ERISA’s...

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NELA Amicus Brief: Gray v. Citigroup (U.S. Supreme Court)

On July 24, 2012, AARP, NELA and the Pension Rights Center filed an amicus curiae brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to grant a petition for certiorari in Gray v. Citigroup, Inc. (No. 11-1531). In a ruling that abrogates ERISA’s primary purposes, the Second Circuit held that...

AARP NELA PRC_Amicus Brief_07 24 12.pdf


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BNA Blog Spotlights 2012 NELA Convention Arbitration Panel

In a post on its Labor & Employment Blog (free registration required), Bloomberg BNA highlighted a recent panel discussion titled Employment Class Actions in the Wake of D.R. Horton , which took place during the Annual Luncheon at the 2012 NELA Convention in San Diego, CA on June 21...

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NELA Amicus: Parisi/Chen-Oster v. Goldman Sachs (2d Circuit)

NELA, along with a broad coalition of employee rights and civil rights organizations, including the Asian American Justice Center, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, the National Employment Law Project, the National Partnership...

Parisi v Goldman Sachs_NELAAmiciCuriaeBrief_Final_070212.pdf


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NELA, The Institute & NELP File 2d Cir. Amicus Brief To Protect FLSA Collective Action Rights

On May 18, 2012, NELA, its public interest organization, The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & Policy, and the National Employment Law Project (NELP), filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to affirm the district court’s rejection of a...


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NELA Amicus: Sutherland v. Ernst & Young (2d Circuit)

On May 18, 2012, NELA, its public interest organization, The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & Policy, and the National Employment Law Project (NELP), filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to affirm the district court’s rejection of...

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