As part of its 2008 "Working for Change" agenda, the National Employment Lawyers Association created a related nonprofit public interest organization, The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & Policy ("The Institute"). Their shared vision for the future is one in which workers will be paid at least a living wage in an environment free of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and capricious employment decisions; employers will fulfill their promises to provide retirement, health, and other benefits; workers' safety and livelihood will not be compromised for the sake of corporate profit and interests; and individuals will have effective legal representation to enforce their rights to a fair and just workplace, adequate remedies, and a right to trial by jury.
The Institute is a tax-exempt charitable and educational organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is incorporated in California as a nonprofit public benefit organization. All contributions to The Institute are deductible to the maximum extent permitted by the law. Individual donations are gratefully accepted and acknowledged in our annual reports and elsewhere.