Thursday, June 30, 2022

9:00–10:00 a.m.2022 Affiliate Leadership Workshop Registration & Networking Breakfast
(By Invitation Only)
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.2022 Affiliate Leadership Workshop & Forum
(By Invitation Only)
2:00–8:00 p.m.2022 Annual Convention Registration
2:00–3:30 p.m.NELA Committee & Practice Group Chairs Meeting
(By Invitation Only)
4:00-6:00 p.m.NELA Law Students & New Lawyers Program
6:30–8:00 p.m.President’s Welcome Reception
Convention participants are invited to join NELA President Linda Correia, the NELA Executive Board, and the 2022 Annual Convention Committee for an informal gathering to celebrate 37 years of employee rights advocacy, renew friendships, and make new ones. First-time Convention participants are especially encouraged to attend.

Friday, July 1, 2022

7:00–9:00 a.m2022 Annual Convention Registration
8:30–9:15 a.m.Paul H. Tobias Roll Call Of The States & Opening Remarks
Linda Correia, NELA President, Jeffrey A. Mittman, NELA Executive Director & Carla Brown
9:15–10:30 a.m.Honoring Courageous Plaintiffs
10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.Concurrent Sessions
Countering The Latest in The Defendant’s Bag of Tricks Litigation Strategy & Damages
Litigating Intersectional Discrimination Claims Cutting Edge Employment Law
Diversifying The Plaintiffs Bar
Employee & Independent Contractor Classification
Arbitration Strategies
12:00–1:30 p.m.Annual Luncheon & Keynote Address
2:00–3:15 p.m.Concurrent Sessions
How To Draft a Great Demand Letter to Get Your Opposing Counsel to Settle the Matter Prior To Litigation Litigation Strategy
Negotiating Company Practice Changes Cutting Edge Employment Law
Ethical & Practical Considerations When Stepping Away from Your Law Practice
CA/9th Circuit LawCA/9th Circuit Law
Whistleblower & Retaliation Lawsuits
3:45–5:00 p.m.Historical Racism & The Impact on Today’s Workforce
5:00–6:00 p.m.We Rise. We Lead. We Celebrate. 2022 Gala Awards Ceremony
6:00–7:00 p.m.Annual Reception
The Annual Reception is included in the registration fee for Convention registrants only. Guest tickets for the Annual Reception may be purchased at the Registration Booth or at the door.

Saturday, July 2, 2022

7:00 a.m. Tobias 5K Run
7:30–9:00 a.m. 2022 Annual Convention Registration

9:30–10:45 a.m. But-For Causation After Bostock
10:45–11:00 a.m. Ethics & Sanctions Committee Presentation
11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
Staying Organized Before & During Litigation Litigation Strategy
Identifying & Overcoming Biases Cutting Edge Employment Law
CA/9th Circuit Law CA/9th Circuit Law
Combatting Lawyer Fatigue & Compassion Burnout
Litigating Leave Cases: Interference and Retaliation Claims
12:45–2:15 p.m.Box Lunch
NELA Members Forum
NELA Committee & Practice Group Meetings
2:15–3:30 p.m.Concurrent Sessions
Tesla & Other Large Recoveries for Workers Litigation Strategy
Working With the Press in Litigation Cutting Edge Employment Law
Appellate Practice
Equity Compensation 101
Class Actions – What You Need to Know from The Experts
3:45–5:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
Evidence in Summary Judgment v. Trial Day Litigation Strategy
COVID-19 Claims Cutting Edge Employment Law
Ethical Issues In Contacting Witnesses
False Claims Act for Employment Lawyers
Unique Experts
8:00–11:00 p.m.We Rise. We Lead. We Celebrate. 2022 Gala Dance Party

Sunday, July 3, 2022

7:30–9:00 a.m.2022 Annual Convention Registration
9:00–10:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
Hiring Jury and Trial Consultants Litigation Strategy
The Impact of Technological Advances on Workers Cutting Edge Employment Law
“I Object”: Objections in Wage and Hour Class Action Settlement CA/9th Circuit Law
The Employee Who Stays: Representing Current Employees
Choice Of Law and Forum Selection Clauses
10:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.The Year In Review: Significant Developments In Employment Law