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.
2015 Florida NELA Annual Conference
Come join Florida NELA's for our 2015 Annual Conference to be held at the Vinoy Renasiannce Hotel & Golf Club in St. Petersburg, Florida on September 4th and 5th. We will be discussing "Strategies For Winning Employment Cases".
2015 Florida NELA Spring Conference
Come join us for the 2015 Spring Conference, Treasure Coast Gathering, Friday March 20th and Saturday March 21st. The Conference will be held at Hammock Beach Resort, visit their web site at: www.hammockbeach.com. Reservations may be made telephonically at (877) 834-8862. Be sure to mention you are attending the Florida National Employment Lawyers Association Conference. The $199.00 room rate will be discontinued as of February 16, 2015, so 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?