About National Employment
NELI is a non-profit continuing legal education organization that conducts employment law seminars, teleconferences and webinars as a means of providing continuing legal education (CLE) for employment and labor attorneys, and continuing professional education (CEU/CPE) for human resource professionals.
45+ Years of Excellence in Continuing Legal Education
"NELI has the best, most substantive CLE's with the best speakers I've every experienced." —Assistant General Counsel, Exxon Mobil Corp, Channahon, IL
NELI has developed a loyal following of human resource professionals, equal employment and practicing employment attorneys, both with law firms and who serve as in-house counsel, labor leaders and other business professionals.
Thousands of private sector businesses are regularly represented at our programs, as are many universities and other higher education institutions, government officials from around the US, and virtually every department of the Federal Government.
Additional Services: Training, Consulting, and Publications
"Probably the best employment law seminar I attend – could not even get a nap in because I was afraid of missing something!" —40+ Year Solo Law Practice, Moon Township, PA
NELI also offers in-house training and consulting, as well as testifying expert witness services both of which meet the needs of the employment law and human resource professions who represent government, labor, industry, and other publicly and privately formed organizations.
NELI produces employment law publications including reference and resource manuals, books, and treatises all available as printable, searchable PDFs.
History of NELI
"Content was unparalleled, and all 4 presenters were engaging. The best employment-related training out there." —Attorney Federal Reserve Bank, Chicago, IL
In 1976, John Fischer saw a need in the rapidly expanding employment law community for education about the nuances of the various components of discrimination law. He founded “Equal Employment Education Programs,” with his wife, Alexis, and together with colleagues actively practicing employment law, they began to hold educational programs around the country offering “continuing legal education,” now commonly referred to as CLE.
As the practice of discrimination law gained more and more ground with the passage of the ADA and FMLA, and with increased case law developments in all levels of the judiciary and the EEOC, the breadth of the programs offered continue to grow.
We became the National Employment Law Institute in 1984. John and Alexis ran the business with a close-knit, small group of employees for many years. In 2011 John and Alexis’ daughter, Sascha, together with her husband, Todd Miller, took over NELI.
Our team is proud of our roots and continue to operate as a small, family-run business, delivering exeptional continuing legal education.
Employment Law and Human Resources Programs
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What Our Attendees Say
"Conference was great! I will definitely recommend it to colleagues and think it is hugely useful to anyone involved in the ADA accommodation process. I look forward to attending a future update!"
Attorney & EO Specialist, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
ADA & FMLA Compliance Update
"David is the best presenter, bar none! The six hours flew by because of David's presentation skills and also because of his cogent, well-organized materials. I'll be a NELI lifer!"
Senior Assistant GC, Micron Technology, Highland, UT
ADA Workshop Webinar
"Five Stars! Uniformly outstanding. Lecturers extremely well prepared and well spoken. Interesting, dynamic, and humorous presentations. Particularly appreciated the denseness of the materials and thoroughness of outlines."
Attorney, Office of Personnel Management, Washington, D.C.
Employment Law Conference
"Anytime I can walk away from a webinar that provides immediate practical application to my work has my vote. Well done NELI. I'm already drafting some recommendations from information learned from webinar. Looking forward to registering for upcoming webinars."
Executive Director HR Boston College, Boston, MA
Employment Law Briefing Webinar
"I have been coming to this conference semi-regularly for 20 years. It is simply the best, most comprehensive, most useful briefing in the field. Thank you for continuing it."
Deputy Director HR, Stanford University, Menlo Park, CA
Employment Law Briefing
"Best program available, every session is packed with important and useful information. I have taken a lot of CLE courses & NELI's are by far the most practical and most well presented."
Chief Employment Counsel & HR Officer, Donnelley Financial Solutions, Chicago, IL
Mid-Year Employment Law Conference Webinar
"I practice in many business litigation areas and attend numerous conferences on a regular basis. This seminar consistently provides the clearest most comprehensive and most useful information."
Partner, Semmes, Bowen & Semmes, Baltimore, MD
Employment Law Conference
"I have attended this program three times and this was by far the best program in terms of consistency in excellence of the presenters and relevance of the topics. There was not one presentation that disappointed."
Senior Legal Counsel, Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
Employment Law Briefing
"At first, I was going to cancel because the thought of sitting through 3-Days of a webinar was not appealing to me, but because of the presenters' engaging presentation of the course material, the webinar was excellent. I am glad that I did not cancel."