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June 2013 Archives

The National Employment Lawyers Association Applauds the Introduction of the Civil Justice Tax Fairness Act of 2013

(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.

U.S. Supreme Court Decision Will Embolden Companies to Flout Workplace Laws

(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:

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