Employment Law Conference (New Orleans, LA)

December 5 – December 6, 2024


Early Registration by November 3: $1095.00

NELI will host our most comprehensive two day advanced-level conference addressing critical developments affecting employment policies and practices of business and government.

10.5-12.5 Hours of CLE/Continuing education credits

If you don't want to pay with a credit card or if you wish to register offline, please contact us.

The 2024 program will address significant pending legislative and regulatory changes along with our annual substantive updates.

Topics for the 2024 Conference include:

  • Developments in Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Retaliation & Whistleblowing Claims
  • Wage and Hour & Misclassification Issues
  • The e-Workplace: Privacy Issues and Cybersecurity
  • ADA Developments on “Reasonable Accommodation”
  • FMLA: Current Issues and Trends
  • NLRA Update
  • Ethics in Labor & Employment Law (1 Hour)

The agenda and/or speakers are subject to change.

Registration Fee Schedule:

Registrations received by November 3: $1095.00
Registrations received after November 3: $1195.00

Employment Law Conference

New Orleans, LA
December 5-6, 2024

Hotel Information

The Ritz-Carlton – hotel website

Ritz Carlton

921 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

On-Site phone number – 504.524.1331

Room Rate $289.00 (available through November 13, 2024, but WILL fill before then.)

CLE and other Continuing Education Credits

This program will provide between 10.5-12.5 CLE / PDC / CEU hours (including 1 hour of ethics), depending upon the jurisdiction. NELI is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities.

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. Attorney, Private Practice, Clemmons, NC

    NELI programs are by far the best CLE’s I have ever attended in terms of the speakers and materials. I have no suggestions for improvement, I just wish I could attend more then one per year!

  2. Sr. Employee Relations Consultant, Wells Fargo, Charlotte, NC

    I maintain my law license although my job does not require it and I pay for this program out of my own pocket it is well worth it!

  3. Associate General Counsel, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ

    I am a big fan of NELI. I have never been to a program that was not excellent.

  4. Senior Employee Relations Specialist, Country Financial, Bloomington, IL

    One of the best conferences I have attended. My first time with NELI and I look forward to coming back!

  5. Director of Human Resources, Comsonics, Inc, Harrisonburg, VA

    An excellent group of speakers! Definitely worth the time and money.

  6. Partner, Semmes, Bowen & Semmes, Baltimore, MD

    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.

  7. HR Manager, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

    Excellent Seminar!! Since we HR Professionals deal with real life situations that have real life implications and consequences, we need to consistently update ourselves on the types of subjects presented in NELI conferences. NELI does not hesitate to invite the very best national experts in the pertinent areas to be the presenters of the information. Good job!

  8. Assistant Attorney General, State of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

    Speakers and materials were high quality. The program was very well organized and supported overall my expectations were exceeded.

  9. Assistant General Counsel, Exxon Mobil Corp, Channahon, IL

    NELI has the best, most substantive CLE’s with the best speakers I’ve every experienced.

  10. Senior Counsel, Associated Bank, Cincinnati, OH

    NELI clearly strives (and succeeds at) excellence. The program provides more substance & practical input than any other CLE I have found.

  11. Deputy General Counsel, SW Research Institute, San Antonio, TX

    Best Employment Law Seminar Hands Down.

  12. Partner, Teraoka & Partners, LLP, San Francisco, CA

    I just want to again thank NELI for putting together a superior program non partisan, non political, professional, courteous, excellent and timely content. Great presenters both professionally stellar and a pleasure to listen to.

  13. Attorney, Buelow Vetter, Waukesha, WI

    I give countless presentations each year, so I appreciate the effort that goes into these programs. In addition, I tend to be a snob when it comes to listening to speakers. This conference was exceptional. By far the best I have ever attended. Fantastic presentations with outstanding speakers. I was fully engaged throughout, the materials are outstanding.

  14. Partner, Capell & Howard, Montgomery, AL

    The presenters were all well prepared and gave very good presentations. The best of the 50 plus seminars I’ve attended on employment law.

  15. Associate General Counsel, West Virginia United Health, Morgantown, WV

    NELI is the go-to seminar provider in this subject area and I continue to highly recommend the programs.

  16. Employment Counsel, HIT Entertainment, Johnson City, TN

    I’m always impressed with the quality of the speakers at NELI seminars and the timeliness of the topics. I also appreciate the punctual manner by which the seminars are run. Thanks for a great experience!

  17. 40+ Year Solo Law Practice, Moon Township, PA

    Probably the best employment law seminar I attend – could not even get a nap in because I was afraid of missing something!

  18. Partner, Akerman LLP, West Palm Beach, FL

    The program, materials and speakers were stellar. Dennis Duffy and David Fram were excellent as always!

  19. Partner, Fox, Wang & Morgan PC, San Jose, CA

    NELI, you have maintained the same high-level of program content for 20+ years wonderful job, keep-up the good work!

  20. Attorney, Office of Personnel Management, Washington, D.C.

    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.

  21. General Counsel, State of AL ADECA, Montgomery, AL

    Outstanding program Great update on this area of law. I attend every year.

  22. Associate General Counsel, Hot Topic(Retail), City of Industry, CA

    Great Program! Greatly exceeded my expectations (which were already pretty high). I will be back next year, and a great hotel as well! My entire stay was enjoyable and very beneficial, thank you!!

  23. Vice Chancellor, Auburn University, Montgomery, AL

    This is the eleventh time I’ve attended a NELI program, and it is consistently an exceptional conference – great speakers and well-organized.

  24. Deputy City Attorney, City of Fresno, Fresno, CA

    The presenters were the very best I have seen. I appreciated that each one was engaging, thorough and had the ability to discuss and highlight the important areas.

  25. Administrative Director, HR, Franciscan Alliance, Frankfort, IL

    Always an excellent program, high-level knowledgeable presenters that are very up-to-date on the latest information.

  26. Senior Counsel, Tydings & Rosenberg, Baltimore, MD

    The speakers and materials are always fabulous. I use the materials all the time as a valuable launching pad for research.

  27. Attorney, Brown & Fortunato PC, Amarillo, TX

    Such a great program! The materials are a fabulous resource and the speakers are informative and entertaining.

  28. Partner, Fox, Wang & Morgan PC, San Jose, CA

    NELI, you have maintained the same high-level of program content for 20+ years wonderful job, keep-up the good work!

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  • Felicia Davis

    Paul Hastings

    Felicia is the Chair of the Los Angeles Employment Law Department of Paul Hastings and works in the firm’s Los Angeles and San Francisco offices. She represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including pay equity, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, religious accommodation, and wage and hour issues in both single-plaintiff and class-action matters. She also represents clients in background check litigation under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, government and workplace investigations, labor grievances, and collective bargaining. Ms. Davis’ clients span all industries, with an emphasis in media, entertainment, and technology companies.

  • 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.

  • Ellen McLaughlin


    Ellen is engaged in a broad-based employment law practice, with particular emphasis on federal and state court and administrative agency employment litigation. Ellen also has an extensive advice and counseling practice that focuses on avoiding litigation. She regularly consults with employers to implement nationwide practices and systems which are both legally compliant and which meet an employer’s business needs. She also acts as a company’s trusted advisor with respect to not only day-to-day employment issues, but also sensitive and high profile termination or other "bet the company" decisions and programs. Ellen is frequently retained to conduct investigations for clients relating to internal claims of discrimination, harassment, and other unlawful conduct brought by employees. In her investigations practice, she is often retained to investigate allegations involving C-suite executives, human resources, or legal department personnel as well as other highly confidential, sensitive, or politically charged matters.

  • Jennifer Milazzo

    Paul Hastings

    Jennifer is an associate in the Employment Law practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. She represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, pay equity, and wage and hour issues. She has experience defending employers in state and federal courts against class and representative actions, multi-plaintiff, and single-plaintiff lawsuits across the retail, finance, technology, and entertainment industries. Jennifer also regularly helps employers review and revise their employment policies and procedures.

  • 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.

  • Emily Pidot

    Paul Hastings

    Emily is Chair of the New York Office, the firm’s largest. Her practice is focused on defending employers in a broad array of employment matters, including claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, as well as pay equity, wage and hour, whistleblower, and executive compensation disputes. An experienced litigator, Emily has successfully defended clients in numerous trials and arbitration hearings, and has expertise in defending class and collective actions. She also regularly counsels clients on a variety of human resources and employee relations issues, and has extensive experience conducting and overseeing investigations into workplace disputes.

  • 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.