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NELA Amicus Brief: St. James School v. Biel (U.S. Supreme Court)

On March 11, 2020, NELA and The Institute jointly filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in St. James School v. Biel (consolidated with Our Lady Of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru (19-348 & 19-267)) urging the court to strike a delicate balance between religious...

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NELA Amicus Brief: Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia; Altitude Express, Inc. v. Zarda; R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. v. E.E.O.C. (U.S. Supreme Court)

On July 3, 2019 the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute for Law & Policy (The NELA Institute) joined the Impact Fund in filing an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court (S.C. 17-1618, 17-1623, 18-107) in support of LGBTQ...

Bostock, Zarda, Harris - Amicus Brief of Impact Fund NELA Brief and Appendix.pdf

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NELA Amicus Brief: Frappied, et al v. Affinity Gaming Black Hawk, LLC (10th Cir.)

On June 6, 2019 NELA and The NELA Institute filed an amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit (10th Cir. Case No. 0:19-cv-01063). NELA and The NELA Institute filed this brief in support of the Plaintiffs, challenging the district court decision that the...

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NELA Amicus Brief: Fort Bend County, Texas v Davis (U.S. Supreme Court)

On April 3, 2019, NELA and The NELA Institute jointly filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, urging the Court to rule that Title VII's administrative-exhaustion requirement is a waivable claim-processing rule and not a jurisdictional prerequisite to suit. This case arose after...

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NWLC NELA Amicus Brief_Parker v. Reema Consulting_4th Cir_053018

On Wednesday, May 30, 2018, NELA was proud to join with a coalition of women’s, employee, and civil rights groups led by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) in filing an amicus brief in support of the Plaintiff-Appellant Evangeline Parker in Parker v. Reema Consulting Services, Inc. ,...

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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: Carcaño v. McCrory (4th Circuit)

On October 25, 2016 NELA joined a coalition of groups led by Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF) and the Impact Fund in signing onto an amicus brief in Carcaño v. McCrory , currently pending in U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. This case involves a challenge to...

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NELA Amicus Brief: Punt v. Kelly Services & GE Controls Solutions (10th Cir.)

On April 5, 2016, NELA was joined by our colleagues from the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, in support of the Plaintiff-Appellant Kristin Punt in Punt v. Kelly Services & GE Solutions Controls . ...

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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 ,...

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NELA Amicus Brief: Mach Mining, LLC v. EEOC (U.S. Supreme Court)

On November 4, 2014, NELA joined the Impact Fund, AARP and other organizations to file an amicus brief in support of respondent EEOC in the case of Mach Mining, LLC v. EEOC , Case No. 13-1019, pending in the U.S. Supreme Court. The question presented in this case is: Whether and to what...

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NELA Amicus Brief: Summers v. Altarum Institute Corp. (4th Circuit)

On July 14, 2013, NELA joined AARP in filing an amicus brief supporting Carl Summers, a contract statistician with Altarum Institute Corp. who sustained serious injury to both legs in 2011 accident, in his appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Mr. Summers was terminated...

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NELA Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Equal Pay Act With A Call To Action On The Paycheck Fairness Act

Submitted by Patrick Callahan, NELA's 2013 Peggy Browning Fellow When President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA), he envisioned the law as a first step toward ensuring a level playing field for women in the workforce. As we celebrate the 50 th anniversary of this...


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NELA Amicus Brief: University of Texas Southwest Medical Center v. Nassar (Supreme Court)

Summary of NELA’s Amicus Brief: The Supreme Court has repeatedly recognized that to effectively enforce Title VII’s substantive protections, Title VII’s antiretaliation provision must be broadly interpreted to ensure unfettered access to statutory remedial mechanisms. ...

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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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Fact Sheet_Initial Discovery Protocols For Employment Cases_February 2012

NELA developed this Fact Sheet to help NELA members and other workers' rights advocates understand the recently adopted Initial Discovery Protocols For Employment Discrimination Cases, as well as to provide background information on the development of the protocols, summarize the benefits...

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Initial Discovery Protocols For Employment Cases_November 2011

These Protocols were developed over the course of eighteen months by a joint committee consisting of NELA members and members of the management bar. The project was supervised by Judge John G. Koeltl (S.D.N.Y.), and the final protocols were adopted by the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee...

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Top 10 Dos & Don’ts For Using Social Science Regarding Bias In Your Practice And At Trial

Veteran litigators Alicia K. Haynes, Yona Rozen & J. Bryan Wood present Lessons Learned At Trial: Dos & Don'ts For Handling "Hidden Bias" In Employment Claims. Our presenters will share their best practice tips on handling "hidden bias" in employment discrimination cases. Topics to be addressed...

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NELA Amicus Brief: Vance v. Ball State University (U.S. Supreme Court)

On September 5, 2012, NELA, joined by AARP, filed an amicus brief supporting Petitioner Maetta Vance in Vance v. Ball State University , currently pending in the United States Supreme Court. Our brief was drafted by Professor Michael L. Foreman of the Penn State University Dickinson School of...

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President Obama Responds To Failure of Paycheck Fairness Act in the Senate

On June 5, 2012, the White House Office of the Press Secretary released President Obama's statement on the failure of the Paycheck Fairness Act (PFA) to earn the requisite 60 votes to proceed to final consideration in the Senate: "This afternoon, Senate Republicans refused to allow an up-or-down...


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National Call-In: Recent EEOC Transgender Ruling

On Tuesday, June 5, 2012 , from 3:00pm-4:00pm ET the National LGBT Bar Association, in co-sponsorship with the National Employment Lawyers Association and Seyfarth Shaw LLP, is hosting a national call-in to discuss the recent decision from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in...


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

In This Issue: NELA Participates In White House Summit On Judicial Nominations EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance on Arrest And Convictions Records; House Votes For Appropriations Amendment To Forbid Use of Commission's Funds To Implement ...

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Institute Symposium: Judges Disagree About Whether Summary Judgment Deserves A Funeral

This post recaps the first panel from The Institute's Symposium (" Trial By Jury Or Trial By Motion?: Summary Judgment, Iqbal And Employment Discrimination ") at New York Law School on April 23, 2012. Check back in the coming week for additional posts recapping the other panels and the keynote! ...

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Recap Of The Institute's Symposium At NYLS

Nearly 200 employee advocates, judges and academics joined NELA's charitable organization, The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & Policy, on Monday, April 23 at New York Law School for a symposium called, " Trial By Jury Or Trial By Motion?: Summary Judgment, Iqbal And...