National Institute For Workers’ Rights Announces Its Inaugural Director

Concord, Calif. – March 13, 2023 – After an extensive nationwide search, the National Institute for Workers’ Rights (the Institute) and the National Employment...   Read More

The Institute Urges Vote On Nomination of Julie Su As Labor Secretary

Dear Majority Leader Schumer: The National Employment Lawyers’ Association (NELA) and the National Institute for Workers’ Rights strongly urge a vote on President Biden’s...   Read More

The Institute and NELA File Amicus Brief in Groff v. DeJoy

On March 6, 2023, NELA and the Institute jointly filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in Groff v. DeJoy (22-174), urging...   Read More

Institute Statement on the Death of Former Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder

The National Institute for Workers’ Rights and the National Employment Lawyers Association honor the life and memory of former Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder, who died...   Read More

The Institute and NELA Stand Against Dobbs’ Assault on Reproductive Justice

Since the founding of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) in 1985, and the National Institute for Workers’ Rights in 2008, our shared vision...   Read More

An Extraordinary Moment For All Black Women and Black People, for All Women, and For All Working People

By Corinne A. Williams, Paul H. Tobias Attorney Fellow The confirmation of a Black woman to the Supreme Court will be a huge affirmation...   Read More

The Workers’ Rights Briefing

The Workers’ Rights Briefing is a monthly newsletter designed to help keep you up-to-date on breaking news and emerging trends impacting America’s workers. From...   Read More

Old Boundaries, New Horizons: How Anti-Discrimination Law Can Better Protect Black Gig Workers in the Time of COVID-19

Christy EnglandThe Employee Rights Advocacy Institute for Law & Policy Abstract Legal scholarship surrounding the gig economy largely focuses on the detrimental impact of...   Read More

No Due Process, No Rights: How Forced Arbitration Enables Misclassification In The Gig Economy

I. Introduction             The gig economy represents a multibillion-dollar sector of the American economy[1], and as many as one-third of workers in America are...   Read More

The Worst Of Both Worlds: The Implications Of Prop 22 For Workers In California And Beyond

Introduction During the November 2020 election, California voters passed Proposition 22 (“Prop 22”) after gig companies like Uber and Lyft waged a multi-million dollar...   Read More

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