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NELA Lobby Day 2015 Issues Teleconference

This teleconference is recommended for Lobby Day participants as well as NELA members and Affiliate members who are interested in joining NELA’s year-round Grassroots Advocacy Program. We will discuss the primary Lobby Day issues, the Civil Justice Tax Fairness Act, the Arbitration Fairness Act...

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A Tour de Force: Draconian Proposed Changes To The Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure Withdrawn

A Tour de Force: Draconian Proposed Changes To The Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure Withdrawn Congratulations—we marshaled our resources well and were successful! Our collective voices challenging the proposed changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were heard by the Advisory...

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NELA Blows The Whistle On General Mills -- Efforts Responsible For Significant Progress In Movement To End Forced Arbitration

NELA Blows The Whistle On General Mills -- Efforts Responsible For Significant Progress In Movement To End Forced Arbitration As many of you are aware, there has been a trifecta of bad corporate behavior toward employees and consumers. The Oakland Raiders’ motion to compel...


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NELA Files Supplemental Comments Opposing Proposed Changes To The Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure

On March 1, 2013, NELA submitted comments to the U.S. Judicial Conference's Advisory Committee on Civil Rules concerning potential changes to certain civil discovery rules that the Advisory Committee will discuss at its April 2013 meeting. #FederalRules #LegislativePublicPolicy

NELA Comments 2.18.1411.pdf


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Template For Public Comments On Federal Rules Proposals (With Chart)

*UPDATE: This document has been edited to reflect the correct mailing address for submission of requests to testify.* The Judicial Conference of the United States is proposing to change drastically the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to limit discovery significantly. On August 15, 2013, a...

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Chart of Proposed Federal Rules Changes

This document contains charts that detail the package of proposed changes being considered by the Judicial Conference of the United States and provide the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules’s rationale for each proposal. Table 1 contains the proposed changes that NELA recommends its members...

Chart - Proposed Changes to the Federal Rules_08 16 20132.pdf


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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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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, 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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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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Celebrating Justice Ginsburg's Contributions To Equality & Justice

This year marks two significant milestones in the life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: her 80th birthday on March 15th and the 20th anniversary of her confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court on August 10th. NELA takes this opportunity to celebrate Justice Ginsburg...

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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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NELA Seeks Legislative & Public Policy Director

The National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) has an immediate opening for a full-time experienced Legislative & Public Policy Director to lead the organization’s legislative and public policy advocacy initiatives, and to manage its Washington DC Office. Headquartered in San Francisco,...

Legislative Public Policy Director_Job Announcement_7 2012.pdf


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NELA Submits Comments On EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan

On July 18, 2012, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) held a public meeting at its headquarters in Washington, DC, which focused on the Commission’s Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP). The Commission heard from five roundtables of invited guests on what the agency’s national...

NELA Statement - EEOC SEP 2012 Hearing_07 18 2012_Final Consolidated.pdf


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NELA Submits Comments To CFPB On Use Of Arbitration Agreements

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) launched a public inquiry into how consumers and financial services companies are affected by arbitration and arbitration clauses. Via the Dodd-Frank Act, Congress required the CFPB to study the use of pre-dispute arbitration clauses in consumer...

NELA Comments CFPB Arbitration Agreements_Final_06 16 2012.pdf


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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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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 ...

OTH_05_2012.pdf


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Senate HELP Committee to Hold Hearing on Helping the Middle Class Balance Work and Family - Low-Wage Worker Measures Highlighted

NELA Members, Lauren McFerran, Labor and Pensions Policy Director for the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) wanted me to pass along that Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) will convene a hearing of the HELP Committee on Thursday at 10:00 A.M. to examine ways to help...

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NELA Participates In White House Summit On Judicial Nominations

On Monday, Bill Ewing, Megan O’Malley, and I joined advocacy groups and concerned citizens from across the country in a meeting with key White House officials on the judicial vacancy crisis in America’s federal courts. I’ve attached my report of the day’s events along with insight from Bill and...

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News Release: NELA Participates In White House Strategy Session To Address Judicial Vacancy Crisis

The National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) is among 150 advocates from across the country President Barack Obama has invited to participate in today's strategy session to address the issue of the federal judicial vacancy crisis and ways to move stalled nominees through the Senate. The...

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NELA To Participate in White House Judicial Nominations Strategy Session

On Monday, March 7, 2012, NELA will join hundreds of advocates convening in the White House for a strategy session on judicial nominations. The meeting will take place the same day the Senate is set to vote on three judges, the last beneficiaries of a deal between Republicans and Democrats to...

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Senate Confirms Missouri District Judge Nominee

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Brian Wimes as U.S. District Judge for the eastern and western districts of Missouri on Monday. Wimes was confirmed in a vote of 91-1. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) was the nay vote. The confirmation is part of a deal reached by Senate Democrats and...

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Issue Brief - Just Cause in Montana: Did the Big Sky Fall? By Barry D. Roseman September 2008

NELA member and former NELA Executive Board member Barry D. Roseman has written an issue brief for the American Constitution Society entitled, Just Cause in Montana: Did the Big Sky Fall? In his issue brief, Barry analyzes the common law doctrine of employment at will -- under which many...