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.

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NYS Paid Family Leave Act
Wednesday, November 29, 2017, from 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The NYS Paid Family Leave Act goes into effect on January 1, 2018; it applies to private companies with one or more employees and provides job-protected paid leave for workers when a new child enters the family, or to care for a seriously ill or injured family member.  The Act defines parents as biological, LGBTQ, adoptive, and foster, and uses a broad definition of family members who may need care.  Most employees in NYS will be covered.

Join our panelists to learn how the PFLA interacts with the related federal and local laws, including the ADA, FMLA, NYC Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, and Workers' Compensation.  The program will provide information on what management and worker advocates need to know to effectively advise and represent their clients.

Elizabeth de Leon Bhargava, Esq., Deputy Secretary for Labor & Workforce, Office of Governor Mario M. Cuomo
Dina Bakst, Esq., Co-Director and Co-Founder, A Better Balance
Howard S. Lavin, Esq., Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP
Moderated by Esta R. Bigler, Esq., Director, Labor and Employment Law Program, Cornell ILR

When:          Wednesday, November 29, 2017
                    5:30pm-6:00pm - Registration & Light Refreshments
                    6:00pm-8:00pm - Program
Where:         Cornell ILR NYC Conference Center
                   16 East 34th Street, 6th Floor
                   New York, NY 10016
Fee:              $150 (includes materials and light refreshments)
CLE Credit:   2.0 NYS CLEs - Professional Practice (Transitional and Non-Transitional)

Cosponsored by Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP

TO REGISTER - CLICK HERE 

 

RECENT PROGRAMS

Sexual Orientation and Transgender Issues in the Workplace
with EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum

Recent developments have reinvigorated the contentious legal debate as to whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects workers from sexual orientation discrimination and have breathed new life into the push for the Supreme Court to finally resolve this issue.  Transgender employees often face a variety of obstacles in the workplace.  Employers and unions are adopting new policies, procedures, and protocols to address legal, cultural, and societal changes.

Please join Commissioner Chai Feldblum and our panel of attorneys to discuss what your clients need to know.  With:
Dylan Pollack, Director & Counsel, Credit Suisse Securities (USA), LLC
Martin L. Schmelkin, Partner, Jones Day
Micah Wissinger, Partner, Levy Ratner
Moderator Esta R. Bigler, Director, Labor and Employment Law Program, Cornell ILR

When:       Wednesday, October 4, 2017
                 5:30 PM - Registration & light refreshments
                 6:00 PM-8:00 PM - Program
Where:       Cornell ILR NYC Conference Center
                 16 East 34th Street, 6th Floor
                  New York, NY 10016
Fee:            $150 (includes materials and light refreshments)
CLE Credit:  2.0 NYS CLEs - Professional Practice (Transitional and Non-Transitional)

Cosponsored by Jones Day

For material from the program CLICK HERE

 

A Conversation with Philip A. Miscimarra, NLRB Chairman
June 27, 2017

On April 24, 2017, President Donald Trump named Philip A. Miscimarra Chairman of the NLRB, after serving as acting chairman.  The Board now consists only of Chairman Miscimarra, former Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce, whose term ends in August 2018, and Lauren McFerran, whose term ends in December 2019.  There are two vacancies on the Board that the President has yet to fill.  In addition, General Counsel Richard F. Griffin, Jr.'s term ends in November 2017.  Clearly, the Board is in transition.

Join us as Chairman Miscimarra discusses his vision for the Board, with commentary from:
Eve Klein, Esq. (ILR'82, Cornell Law'85), Partner, Duane Morris LLP
Dan Ratner, Esq., Partner, Levy Ratner, P.C.

When:   Tuesday, June 27, 2017
             5:30-6:00pm - Check In and Networking
             6:00-8:00 - Program
Where:  Cornell University ILR NYC Conference Center
             16 East 34th Street, 6th Floor
             New York, NY 10016
CLEs:     2.0 NYS CLE credits in Professional Practice (Transitional and Non-Transitional)
Fee:       $150 (includes light refreshments)

For material from the program 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

 

 

 

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Obama’s Legacy

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Bigler focuses forum on present and future of National Labor Relations Board