Upcoming NELA-NJ events

Upcoming Events

Our next NELA-NJ Dinner and Networking Meeting will be held Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at The Rutgers Club in New Brunswick, NJ. The cocktail hour (cash bar) for our meetings begins at 6:00 p.m., dinner typically begins at 6:30, and our programs get underway at 7:00. Dinner meetings run from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

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NELA-NJ news

NELA-NJ News

In early December 2014, the Supreme Court of New Jersey will hold oral argument in Lippman v. Ethicon, 432 N.J. Super. 378 (App. Div. 2013) , which addresses the purported job duties exception to the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (“CEPA”) — our State’s whistleblower law.  NELA-NJ, along with twenty-six other organizations, submitted an amicus brief in this important case and NELA-NJ was granted permission to participate in the oral argument on behalf of our amici.  Andrew Dwyer will argue on behalf of NELA-NJ. View the Supreme Court oral argument.

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Find a NJ Lawyer

Find a Lawyer in your area who practices in employment law in New Jersey our easy search tool. NELA-NJ members practice employment law as well as other areas of specialty in all 21 New Jersey counties. Our online directory of NELA-NJ members is available as a resource to individuals and other attorneys.

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About NELA

The National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) was founded in 1985 by visionary employment attorney Paul Tobias. His goal was to provide assistance and support to lawyers engaged in the important work of protecting the rights of employees against the greater resources of their employers and the defense bar. NELA is the country’s only professional organization that is exclusively comprised of lawyers who represent individual employees in cases involving employment discrimination, wrongful termination, employee benefits and other employment-related matters.

Today, NELA counts more than 4,000 lawyers as members in the United States and abroad, who have represented hundreds of thousands of individuals in disputes against their employers. NELA submits amicus curiae briefs in virtually all U.S. Supreme Court cases involving employment and civil rights-related legal issues. The organization has more than sixty-nine state and local affiliates around the country, including NELA-NJ, which was founded in 1987 by Peter Van Schaick.

NELA-NJ Leadership

NELA-NJ Officers

  • President: Claudia A. Reis
  • Vice President: Richard Yaskin
  • Secretary: Kathryn McClure
  • Treasurer: Lisa Curry
NELA-NJ Board of Directors

  • LaToya Barrett
  • James Burden
  • Paula Dillon
  • Sarah Fern Meil
  • Evan Goldman
  • Carolyne Kalson
  • Omar Lopez
  • Richard Murray
  • Fred Shahrooz-Scampato
  • Ty Hyderally – Past President (Ex officio)

NELA-NJ Committees

NELA-NJ offers its members several ways to get more involved in the organization, from helping to grow NELA-NJ to supporting members through our amicus brief library to working on legislation that affects workers’ rights in New Jersey.

NEW JERSEY EMPLOYMENT LAW CONFERENCE COMMITTEE learn more

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AMICUS COMMITTEE learn more

LEGISLATIVE AND PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE learn more

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