Federal Advisory Committee Adopts Recommendations from Ellen Messing and NELA
As previously detailed in this space, Ellen Messing was invited to participate at “A Forum for Understanding and Comment on the Proposed Federal Rules Amendments” as a representative of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA). The amendments under consideration by the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules, if adopted, would have had a deleterious effect on the ability of employees to enforce their rights in court. Since the forum, the Advisory Committee has rejected most of these potentially harmful amendments and adopted most of the recommendations advanced by Messing and NELA. This represents a significant victory for employees, their counsel and their allies.
Congratulations to NELA and the advocates who spent countless hours on this important endeavor to protect the interest of workers!