Employment Law Briefing (Fort Lauderdale Beach, FL)

March 9 – March 12, 2025


NELI will host the nation’s most comprehensive advanced-level program for attorneys and human resource professionals bringing together the leading employment law experts to analyze legal developments and their practical application and implications in the workplace.

13.5-16 Hours of CLE/Continuing Education Credits

We have expanded coverage of the major topics of interest and are offering longer, more in-depth sessions.

Topics for the 2025 Conference will include:

  • Retaliation & Whistleblowing Claims
  • Wage and Hour & Misclassification Issues
  • Harassment and Investigations
  • ADA Developments on “Reasonable Accommodation” and “Qualified”
  • FMLA Compliance and Best Practices
  • NLRB Update
  • Ethics in Labor & Employment Law – 2 full Ethics credit hours.

All program participants will receive a copy of our Employment Law Deskbook – both in hard copy and a searchable PDF, which will be newly revised for this program.

Registration Fee Schedule:

Registrations received by December 31, 2024: $1395.00
Registrations received between January 1 and February 21, 2025: $1495.00
Registrations received on and after February 22, 2025: $1595.00

Employment Law Briefing

Fort Lauderdale Beach, FL
March 9-12, 2024

Hotel Information

Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach – hotel website

Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach

551 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

On-Site phone number – 954.414.5100

Guest rooms are $439 per night.

CLE and other Continuing Education Credits

This program will provide between 13.5-16 CLE / PDC / CEU hours, including Ethics, depending upon the jurisdiction, and is approved for HRCI and SHRM recertification credit. NELI is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities. As always, we will file in as many states/jurisdictions as you are licensed for no additional fee.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations must be confirmed via email. Cancellations received more then 15 business days prior to the program may elect to receive a full fee credit, or a refund, less a $250 cancellation fee. Those cancelled 15 or fewer business days prior to the program, will receive a fee credit less a $250 cancellation fee. Fee credits may be applied during the next 12 month period. Any refunds will be processed after the program concludes.


  1. Director, Employment Practices, Astra Zeneca, Wilmington, DE

    Overall another great experience attending the program this year. The speakers continue to bring great value in synthesizing the law and sharing in a way that is understandable and can be easily retained. Great job!!

  2. Deputy Director HR, Stanford University, Menlo Park, CA

    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.

  3. Associate General Counsel, Charleston Medical Center, Charleston, WV

    You continue to earn my respect and CLE dollars. I am surprised that word of mouth has not swollen your attendance into the thousands at every event.

  4. Attorney, Messner & Reeves, Denver, CO

    I always leave a NELI program loving my employment practice a little more.

  5. Attorney, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, Charleston, WV

    Excellent location (city & hotel). I will definitely be back for any future event in Las Vegas. The program was outstanding as usual – the best CLE program I attend.

  6. Regional HR Director, Mapei Corporation, Chicago, IL

    This was my first time attending NELI, though I have been in the HR field for 20+ years. I can’t say enough about how great the experience has been. My boss wanted me to attend the SHRM conference in Las Vegas I convinced her to let me attend NELI instead and I am not disappointed! See you next year!

  7. In-House Employment Counsel, Everbank, Jacksonville, FL

    As usual, this NELI program was great interesting, informative and full of practical and useful information.

  8. Senior Claims Attorney, Monitor Liability Managers, Rolling Meadows, IL

    The Conference size, amenities, friendliness and helpfulness of staff, venue, course content, speaker abilities all Excellent!

  9. Director, Employee Relations, UVM, Burlington, VT

    First Time Attendee. Thoroughly enjoyed the program, very well-run and loads of relevant, useful information. Thanks you NELI!

  10. Principal Management Analyst, Clark County Government, Las Vegas, NV

    Conference was Excellent! Great information that can be applied to every day situations at work. Speakers were all great.

  11. Attorney, Attorney at Law, Phoenix, AZ

    As a sole practitioner the NELI Briefing is vital to my practice. The speakers and materials are second to none. I have been attending for over ten years and take away valuable information every year, thanks for all of your hard work.

  12. Managing Partner, Smith Moore, Atlanta, GA

    The program was excellent. Sascha and Todd are wonderful, warm, friendly and helpful. The Sunday reception was fabulous!

  13. University Counsel Antioch University, Keene, NH

    First time attending this program. GREAT Experience, will be back again. Sascha and Todd are warm and welcoming hosts and the presenters were all excellent!

  14. CHRO, University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS

    This program is always full of current and practical content and the speakers are all dynamic!

  15. Partner, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, Bridgeport, WV

    Great Program the materials are outstanding and the speakers are even better!

  16. In-House Counsel, Atlanta, GA

    NELI absolutely offers the best seminars of any I have attended. I paid for a percentage of the expenses to attend out of my own pocket it was well worth it!

  17. Senior Assistant Counsel, Honda of America Manufacturing , Marysville, OH

    NELI continues to be the gold standard for CLE. Thank you for all you do to provide a terrific experience.

  18. General Counsel, Able Commission, Oklahoma City, OK

    First time attending Excellent speakers and materials, by far the best seminar I have ever attended.

  19. Partner, Bullard Law, Portland, OR

    NELI seminars are consistently the best I attend.

  20. Senior Legal Counsel, Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA

    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.

  21. Assistant General Counsel, PSE Union, Spokane, WA

    My first NELI program One of the best conferences I have ever attended.

  22. Attorney, Nexsen Pruet, Greenville, SC

    This is the most comprehensive employment law CLE I have attended in 20 years of practice. The speakers and materials were excellent. The location, however, was the true reason I decided to come to the program… To be able to attend such an excellent program in such a perfect location provided the best of both worlds.

  23. Assistant Chief, California Highway Patrol, Sacramento, CA

    I was highly impressed by the knowledge of each presenter and their passion for their individual subjects. An amazing group of people, all obviously exceptionally expert in their fields.

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  • Tracy Billows


    Tracy is the co-Managing Partner of the Chicago office and past chair of the Chicago office Labor & Employment department, concentrating her practice on representing and counseling employers throughout the country in the entire range of employment law matters. Tracy provides extensive advice and strategic guidance to clients on a wide array of Human Resources topics and issues, including policy development and review, auditing the Human Resources functions, leave and absence management, EEO compliance, reductions in force, employee relations, labor relations, performance management, discipline and discharge and various other areas, with an emphasis on instituting best practices and avoiding litigation.

  • Dennis Duffy

    Kane Russell Coleman Logan

    Dennis is director of Kane Russell Coleman Logan PC, in Houston, Texas, representing management exclusively in all aspects of labor and employment law, including defending allegations of discrimination, unfair labor practices, wage and hour, OSHA claims, whistleblowing complaints and wrongful discharge, non-compete and trade secrets, counseling and training to employers on managing workplace issues and preventing employment lawsuits. Prior to re-entering private practice, Mr. Duffy was Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Labor and Employment with Time Warner Inc.

  • David Fram


    David is NELI's Director of ADA Services. In this position, David conducts in-house and virtual ADA training for employers (including manufacturers, federal, state and local governments, and universities), law firms, and bar associations, among others. He also provides expert witness services during administrative proceedings and litigation.

  • Greg Keating

    Epstein Becker Green

    Greg is a member of the firm working out of the Boston offices. He is both a trusted advisor on all aspects of employment law and as a much sought-after whistleblower defense attorney. Employers seek Greg’s daily advice on every type of employment claim. A thought leader on whistleblower issues, Greg counsels clients on establishing a strong compliance program to help them avoid problems. He previously testified in the U.S. Senate on creating effective compliance programs and helped write a thought leadership piece on compliance programs while serving for four years on the U.S. Department of Labor’s Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee.

  • Chris Parlo

    Morgan Lewis

    Chris represents and counsels management clients in all aspects of labor and employment law. As co-leader of the firm’s wage and hour litigation and counseling practice and its independent contractor team, Chris focuses on the defense of US federal and state wage and hour class and collective actions. He also defends employers in individual and complex employee litigation, including as lead trial counsel in both jury and bench trial settings.

  • Steve Suflas

    Holland & Hart

    Leveraging more than four decades of national experience, Steve provides strategic counsel and pragmatic guidance to help employers respond to employment and labor law issues. An experienced litigator, Steve understands the tactical positioning required to advance an employer’s rights, whether defending them in individual or class actions and appeals in state or federal court; before administrative agencies, including the NLRB, EEOC, and Utah Labor Commission; or in arbitration and mediation. Before joining Holland & Hart, Steve practiced most recently at a national law firm in its New Jersey, Denver, and Salt Lake City offices, where he served as an office managing partner.