Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Time: 3:00-4:30pm EST


  • Karla Gilbride, Cartwright-Baron Staff Attorney, Public Justice
  • Alexis Ronickher, Partner, Katz, Marshall & Banks
  • Ramya Sekaran, Workplace Justice Fellow, National Women’s Law Center

Moderator: Najah Farley, Senior Staff Attorney, National Employment Law Project
Registration RSVP link: webinar will be recorded and available online afterward.

The National Employment Law Project (NELP) and the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) invite you to participate in a webinar about the rise of employers using coercive waivers to skirt responsibility by asking workers to sign their rights away in the workplace. Participants will provide information and advocacy tools for attorneys working with clients facing these issues.

Employers often present workers with these provisions, including forced arbitration clauses and non-competition and non-disclosure agreements in pre-employment contracts and settlement and severance provisions that limit a worker’s ability to challenge exploitative and abusive conditions at work both during and after employment.

Workers across the economy, including in low-wage industries, are given the choice to sign or decline employment or valuable benefits such as a severance or settlement package. This webinar will focus on unpacking the types of clauses workers most commonly face and the legal and public policy efforts to push back against their use by employers. Fighting back against these waivers is difficult, but it can be done.

This is the second webinar co-sponsored by NWLC and NELP, in a series focused on providing tools for attorneys working with low-wage workers, who may experience intersecting forms of workplace exploitation – from wage and hour issues to sexual harassment. The first webinar can be found here: