(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, Representative John Lewis (D-GA) and Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced the Civil Justice Tax Fairness Act of 2013 (CJTFA). One of the National Employment Lawyers Association's (NELA's) top legislative priorities, the CJTFA, previously titled the Civil Rights Tax Relief Act (CRTRA) in prior Congresses, would end unfair taxation of settlements or awards received by individuals in employment cases brought under civil rights and worker protection laws. The bill numbers are H.R. 2509 and S. 1224.
(San Francisco, CA) - Terisa E. Chaw, Executive Director of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), issued the following statement on today's 5-3 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant (Case No. 12-133) eliminating the ability of small businesses to join together to vindicate their statutory rights under antitrust laws in arbitration:
Gordon Ramsay is in the middle of his very own Kitchen Nightmare!