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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 Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & Policy And The National Employment Lawyers Association Appoint New Executive Director

Seasoned legal advocate and former workers’ rights attorney Jeffrey A. Mittman selected by unanimous board vote Concord, Calif. – Dec. 10, 2020 – After...   Read More

Spotlight On California: AB 5, Proposition 22, And The Fight For Gig Workers’ Rights

By Christy England, Paul H. Tobias Attorney Fellow The Harms Of Misclassification: The COVID-19 Pandemic And Beyond As workers across the country face unprecedented...   Read More

Interactive Timeline Series Traces How The U.S. Supreme Court Forced Arbitration On America’s Workers

Over 60 million of America’s non-union private-sector workers are bound by forced arbitration clauses that bury claims of employer wrongdoing behind closed doors. Many...   Read More

The Institute Publishes New Report Exposing Widespread Use Of Arbitration Clauses In Employment Contracts

The Institute is pleased to have published a groundbreaking report by Professor Imre S. Szalai, the Judge John D. Wessel Distinguished Professor of Social...   Read More

Class And Collective Action Bans Help Keep Low-Wage Workers Trapped In Poverty

Elizabeth Colman, Paul H. Tobias Attorney Fellow This October, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a trio of cases challenging whether...   Read More

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