ABOUT THE SPONSORS
Forced Arbitration In The Workplace: A Symposium was developed by The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & Policy and the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law.
The mission of The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & Policy (The Institute) is to advocate for employee rights by advancing equality and justice in the American workplace. Founded in 2008, The Institute is the related charitable public interest organization of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA). Working hand in hand, NELA and The Institute seek to create a future in which workers will be paid at least a living wage in an environment free of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and capricious employment decisions; employers will fulfill their promises to provide retirement, health, and other benefits; workers’ safety and livelihood will not be compromised for the sake of corporate profit and interests; and individuals will have effective legal representation to enforce their rights to a fair and just workplace, adequate remedies, and a right to trial by jury.
In accomplishing its mission, The Institute utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach in combination with innovative legal strategies, policy development, grassroots advocacy, and public education. We protect workers’ access to the courts and promote employee rights by influencing the broad, macro conversations that shape employment law. For more information about The Institute, visit www.employeerightsadvocacy.org.
The Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law (formerly the Industrial Relations Law Journal) is a student-edited journal of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) that presents current developments in the field of labor and employment law to scholars, practitioners, and students. BJELL addresses a range of legal issues, including employment discrimination, “traditional” labor law, public sector employment, wage-and-hour law, international and comparative labor law, employee benefits and leave, and workforce participation. The journal is published two times a year and includes traditional scholarly articles, student-authored comments, book reviews, and topical essays.
BJELL is committed to helping students interested in employment and labor law connect with attorneys in the employment and labor law field, as well as providing a forum for academics and practitioners to discuss emerging developments in the field. To this end, the journal hosts the Annual Feller Memorial Lecture, lunch-time speaker series, and other events.