law + policy

Advancing equality and justice in the American workplace.

The Institute develops and promotes public policies that advance employee rights. Read More...

programs

Building a powerful force for workers' rights.

In training one advocate, we reach dozens of workers each year.  Read More...

public education + resources

Advocating for your rights.

Eliminating forced arbitration of employment claims, abolishing the employment at-will doctrine, and ensuring a fair and independent judiciary. Read More...

Founded in 2008 by the National Employment Lawyers Association, The Institute's mission is to advocate for employee rights by advancing equality and justice in the American workplace.

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vision + action

Vision+Action: Inside The Institute, Fall 2014

We are dedicating this issue of Vision + Action: Inside The Institute to Paul H. Tobias on the occasion of his 85th birthday. NELA's Founder and first Executive Director, Paul is a pioneer in the field of plaintiffs' employment law. Read More...


The Institute's Symposium Sparks Public Discussion On Forced Arbitration In The Workplace

Employee rights advocates, law students, academics, arbitrators, and judges joined The Institute for "Forced Arbitration In The Workplace: A Symposium" at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) on Thursday, February 27, 2014. Read More...