2016 Annual Convention

June 22–25, 2016
Westin Bonaventure
Hotel & Suites
Los Angeles, CA


Colorado PELA Annual Retreat
August 25–26, 2016
The Pines at Genesee
Golden, CO
More information:
Ben Lebsack

California Employment Lawyers Association
29th Annual Employment Law Conference

September 23–24, 2016
Skills Seminar, September 22
Hilton Orange County/
Costa Mesa
Costa Mesa, CA

NELA Summary Judgment Seminar
October 14–15, 2016
Cincinnati Marriott
At RiverCenter Hotel
Covington, KY





The National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) issues timely statements regarding federal legislation and regulations, executive branch and judicial nominations, and federal court decisions that impact workers' rights. We invite the media to contact us about workplace issues, our legislative initiatives and regulatory comments, and our efforts to preserve an independent and fair judiciary. NELA's membership includes the nation's leading experts in the field of employment and labor law, and we work with the press to identify the best commentator for print, television, or digital media stories. Below you will find our current and archived news releases.

To read NELA's comments, letters, and testimony on our legislative & public policy initiatives, visit our Comments, Letters and Testimony page.

Press Releases

NELA, Fair Arbitration Now Coalition Applauds Fair Pay And Safe Workplaces Executive Order, August 2, 2014

NELA Recommends USERRA And Tax Code Reforms To Protect Servicemembers’ Employment Rights,
March 27, 2014

Statement On The Oakland Raiders’ Motion To Compel Arbitration In Lacy T. v. The Oakland Raiders—NELA Urges Congress To Enact The Arbitration Fairness Act, March 19, 2014

NELA Commends Senate Judiciary Committee For Examining Forced Arbitration's Impact On Access To Justice, December 17, 2013

NELA Applauds The Introduction Of The Civil Justice Tax Fairness Act Of 2013, June 27, 2013

U.S. Supreme Court Weakens Workplace Protections Under Title VII - NELA Implores Congress To Act,
June 24, 2013

NELA Statement On Supreme Court Decision In American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant, June 20, 2013

NELA Members Attend White House Briefing On Efforts To Fully Staff The Judiciary, June 5, 2013

NELA Urges Bipartisan Senate Support For Tom Perez As Secretary Of Labor, May 15, 2013

NELA Statement On The Introduction Of The Arbitration Fairness Act Of 2013, May 7, 2013

NELA Applauds Senate Confirmation Of Jenny Yang As EEOC Commissioner, April 26, 2013

NELA Applauds Bipartisan Senate Bill To Overturn Gross v. FBL Financial Services, Inc. — Imposing Higher Proof Standards In Age Bias Cases, March 13, 2012


NELA Cosponsors Capitol Hill Event, "Broadening the Bench: Judicial Nominations and Professional Diversity," February 2014

"Judicial Hostility To Workers' Rights: The Case For Professional Diversity On The Federal Bench," 
February 2012

NELA Survey Finds Workers Face Pervasive Obstacles In Enforcing Workplace Rights At EEOC, May 2007


Terisa E. Chaw
Executive Director
(415) 296-7629

Laura M. Flegel
Legislative &Public Policy Director
(202) 898-2880

Matt Koski
Program Director
(415) 296-7629

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