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

CFPB Issues Arbitration Study: Employee Rights Advocates Urge Congress To Act To Protect Workers

The National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & Policy (The Institute) commend the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) comprehensive study released on March 10, 2015 finding that forced arbitration clauses and class action waivers greatly restrict consumers' ability to obtain relief in disputes with financial service providers. Read More...


The Institute Welcomes A New Board Member

The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & Policy (The Institute) is excited to announce that Imre Stephen Szalai, Assistant Professor of Law at Loyola University of New Orleans College of Law, has joined its Board of Directors. Read More...


Vision+Action: Inside The Institute, Winter 2015

Welcome to the Winter 2015 edition of Vision + Action: Inside The Institute, published quarterly by the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & Policy (The Institute). Read More...