Welcome to the Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association.
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The Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association (Florida NELA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of workers' rights. Its membership is restricted to attorneys who primarily represent employees when handling employment-related legal matters. Florida NELA's current membership includes more than 160 attorneys, who are located throughout the state of Florida.
2017 Florida NELA Labor Day Conference
Join the Labor Day Conference Friday, Sept. 1st through Saturday, Sept. 2nd.
The Conference will be held at the Opal Sands Resort in Clearwater, Florida (430 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767). It is a new resort and looks spectacular! Rooms are limited so make your reservations immediately (use the following Group Code when you book your stay: NELA2017). Note that the conference rate will be available for Thursday, August 31st through Sunday, September 3rd. We look forward to seeing you!
2016 Florida NELA Labor Day Conference
Come join us for the 2016 Labor Day Conference on Friday, Sept. 2nd through Saturday, Sept. 3rd. The Conference will be held at The Loews Don CeSar Hotel, located at 3400 Gulf Boulevard St. Pete Beach, FL 33706. We are now accepting hotel reservations for our upcoming event. Through the link below you will be able to book, modify or cancel your hotel reservations at any time and receive updated information about the event. We look forward to seeing you!
2016 Florida NELA Spring Conference
Come join us for the 2016 Spring Conference on Friday, April 1st and Saturday, April 2nd. The Conference will be held at The Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort & Marina, located at 555 NE Ocean Boulevard Stuart, Florida 34996. Please call reservations at (772) 225-3700 to reserve your room at the Florida NELA special rate of $175.00 per night for the standard run of the house rooms. Please reference Florida NELA for the Conference room rate. DEADLINE to book at the Conference room rate is March 25. To reserve online, visit their web site at: Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort & Marina. Please do not wait to reserve your room.
Florida's Workers Compensation Insurance on Verge of Changes
Getting badly hurt at work is a huge setback for anyone – and you shouldn't have to deal with it alone. That's the idea behind workers compensation, a type of insurance required for most employers that provides injured employees medical care and wage loss benefits, generally in exchange for their right to sue.
Guaranteed benefits can be a huge weight off employees' minds – that is, if the benefits are good. Workers advocates in Florida charge that business-friendly legislation has chipped away at the state's workers comp system for years, leaving employees with inadequate support and no recourse in the courts – and some judges agree. A recent circuit court ruling declared the system unconstitutional. Now business leaders worry that workers comp premiums will soar.
Can Florida balance the needs of businesses and their employees?