Labor and Employment Law Program

Advancing the World of Work Through Law

The Labor and Employment Law Program at Cornell University's ILR School brings together social scientists and attorneys to inform each other's work with the goal of addressing contemporary labor and employment law and workplace issues to influence litigation and public policy decisions.

The Role of Courts in Managing the Collateral Consequences of Conviction: A Conversation with Judge John Gleeson
September 29, 2016 at Cornell ILR NYC Conference Center

Last year, Judge John Gleeson caused a stir when he expunged the record of a woman he had sentenced years before and later issued what he called a "certificate of rehabilitation" to one of her codefendants.  The 2nd Circuit reversed his order, holding that federal courts, unlike the courts in many states, have no authority to grant this relief.  At the time, Judge Gleeson said that he wanted to "get the conversation started" about what courts can do to assist people dealing with the debilitating effects of a criminal record.

Following Judge Gleeson's lead, we will consider the role of the courts in mitigating or avoiding collateral consequences, including how courts interact with other branches of government in restoring rights and status after conviction.

Join Judge John Gleeson, Judge Matthew D'Emic, Attorney and clemency expert Margaret Love, Legal Director of Youth Represent Matthew Pope, and President and CEO of The Retail Council of New York State Ted Potrikus for a conversation about how to reduce barriers to employment by those who have been involved with the criminal justice system.   

For material from the program - CLICK HERE

The Legacy of the Obama NLRB
October 21, 2016 at the NYC Cornell Club

Join Mark Pearce, Richard Griffin, Philip Miscimarra, and Lauren McFerran on the eve of the 2016 presidential election for a full day conference on the legacy of the Obama Board and what we might expect during the next administration.  Conference will provide up to 7.0 NYS CLEs - 6.0 Professional Practice and 1.0 Ethics.   To learn more and register - CLICK HERE

Two New Online On-Demand CLE Programs recorded live at the Cornell ILR NYC Conference Center are now available:

  • Ethics and Witnesses: Avoiding Impermissible Coaching; for more information and to register - CLICK HERE
  • Exempt or Non-Exempt: The New USDOL Regulations; for more information and to register - CLICK HERE

For information and materials from our recent programs:

Multiemployer Pension Plans in Crisis: Is the Composite Plan the Answer? held on June 29, 2016 - CLICK HERE

Exempt or Non-Exempt: The New USDOL Regulations - A Conversation with M. Patricia Smith, Solicitor of Labor held on June 17, 2016 - CLICK HERE


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