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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...

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NELA Amicus Brief: Palmer v. Canadian National Railway & Illinois Central Railroad Company (ARB)

On August 3, 2016, NELA, joined by the Truckers Justice Center, Teamsters for a Democratic Union, and General Drivers, Warehousemen & Helpers Local No. 89, filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board (ARB) in support of whistleblower...

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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...

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Whistleblower Victorious Before Department Of Labor Administrative Review Board

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board (ARB), sitting en banc, issued a 3-2 decision in favor of Complainant Robert Powers on March 20, 2015 in the case of Powers v. Union Pacific Railroad Company, ARB Case No. 13-034, ALJ Case No. 2010-FRS-030, holding that a lower...


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NELA Amicus Brief: Lockheed Martin v. Department of Labor & Andrea Brown (10th Circuit)

Before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Lockheed Martin, Corp. v. Department of Labor & Andrea Brown (Case No. 11-9542), NELA filed an amicus brief on September 7, 2011, focused on two issues of law: 1) whether mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, securities fraud, or...

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On The Hill: NELA's Washington Report, April 2013

In This Issue: LEGISLATIVE NEWS Raising Our Voices For Change: URGENT Reminder! NELA Needs Client Stories To Support Civil Rights Tax Relief Act & Arbitration Fairness Act NELA Endorses Tom Perez As Next Labor Secretary Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing On D.C. Circuit...


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On The Hill: NELA's Washington Report, January 2013

In this issue: Raising Our Voices For Change: A Special Message From Julie Strandlie, NELA's Legislative & Public Policy Director Legislative News Senate Judiciary Committee Today Again Delays Vote On Circuit Court Nominees President Obama Today Nominates Two To Serve On The U.S....


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On The Hill: NELA's Washington Report, March 2013

In this issue: Legislative News Raising OUR Voices For Change: Reminder! President Obama Nominates Tom Perez As Next Labor Secretary Harkin, Miller Introduce Fair Minimum Wage Act Of 2013, Take Steps To Enact D.C. Circuit Nominee Halligan Filibustered Again, Circuit Court Hearings...


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On The Hill: NELA's Washington Report, February 2013

In this issue: Legislative News Raising Our Voices For Change: NELA Seeks Client Stories To Support Civil Rights Tax Relief Act & Arbitration Fairness Act Senate Confirms Tenth Circuit Nominee Bacharach, More Circuit Votes Expected Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Nomination Hearings...


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Guest Blog by Kathryn S. Piscitelli: NELA’s Input Helps Shape New Military-Related FMLA Regs

Guest Blog by Kathryn S. Piscitelli On February 5, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division issued final amended regulations concerning the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) that include new provisions relating to FMLA rights of servicemembers, military...


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On The Hill: NELA's Legislative Report, June 2012

NELA's Monthly Legislative Report: In This Issue: Paycheck Fairness Act Dies A Partisan Death In The Senate, Advocates Look For Alternatives NELA Redoubles Lobbying Efforts On Garnering Republican Support For...

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On The Hill: NELA's Legislative Report, April 2012

NELA's Legislative Report. In This Issue: NELA's Judicial Nominations Program: Your Voice In The White House Meeting With Christopher Kang, White House Counsel, On NELA's Judicial Nominations Agenda> NELA Meets With Key...

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U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument In Pharma Rep Overtime Case

On Monday, April 16, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham ( Case No. 11-204 ) on whether pharmaceutical sales representatives (PSRs) should be classified as non-exempt employees. The petitioner-plaintiffs are two among approximately 90,000...


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On The Hill: NELA's Legislative Report, March 2012

NELA's Legislative Report. In This Issue: Bill To Overturn Supreme Court's Decision In Gross v. FBL Financial Service, Inc. Introduced In Senate EEOC Issues ADEA Disparate Impact Final Regulations NELA Participates In Stakeholder Meeting With MSPB ...

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On The Hill: NELA's Legislative Report, January, 2012

NELA's Legislative Report. In This Issue: New Year, Same Old Politics Franken Amendment Extended For 2012 Richard Renner, Former NELA Board Member, Submits Comments To DOL On Proposed Rules Under Dodd-Frank Act President Obama Makes Recess Appointments To Key...

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