Cornell University

Labor and Employment Law Program

16 E. 34th Street, 4th Floor, 212-340-2866

NLRB Pay Remedies for Discriminatees:  A New Approach?

February 4, 2011 - New York City


Friday, February 4, 2011
9:00am – 11:15am


9:00am    Welcome
                Esta R. Bigler, Esq., Director, Labor & Employment Law Program, Cornell ILR

9:05am    Introductions 
                Professor Samuel Estreicher, NYU School of Law, Moderator

9:10am    The View from the General Counsel’s Office
                Lafe Solomon, Acting General Counsel, NLRB

9:15am    Panel Discussion

                Lafe Solomon, Acting General Counsel, NLRB
                Elizabeth Grossman, Acting District Director, EEOC
                Louis DiLorenzo, Managing Partner, Bond, Schoeneck & King PPLC
                Alex Colvin, Associate Professor, Cornell ILR
                Amy Gladstein, Partner, Gladstein, Reif & Meginess LLP

    Standards for mitigating back pay, St. George Warehouse, 331 NLRB 454 (2000)

    • Timing of the job search, Grosvenor Orlando Assoc., 350 NLRB No. 86 (2007)
    • Possible application of UI standards
    • Possible application of Title VII’s front pay approach
    • Interim expenses under Mastro Plastics Corporation, 136 NLRB 1342 (1962)
    • Reimbursing losses other than pay
    • Lessons from labor arbitration and the Canadian experience

10:45am    Questions and Answers
11:15am    Closing 


Remedial Initiatives Memorandum, OM 99-79 (1999) 

Grosvenor Orlando Associates, LTD., 350 NLRB No. 86, Memorandum, OM 08-54 (2008)

J.J. Cassone Bakery, Inc., 2-CA-32559, et al.; JD(NY)- 34-10 (2010)

Ellen Dannin, “No Rights Without a Remedy – Securing Effective National Labor Relation Act Remedies” (Penn State Dickinson School of Law, 2010).  [For additional work by Prof. Dannin on the NLRB, go to the Employment Policy Research Network website, Employment Policy Research Network.]

Rakitin, Leo. “The Front Pay Four: Understanding the Four Factors Most Likely to Influence the Size and Duration of Front Pay Awards” (paper, NYU Law School, 2010).

Link to Password-Protected Materials  (contact Lynn Coffey-Edelman for information on obtaining password - or call her at 212-340-2842)

James J. Brudney, “Private Injuries, Public Policies: Adjusting the NLRB’s Approach to Backpay Remedies” (Public Law and Legal Theory Working Paper Series No. 131, Center for Interdisciplinary Law and Policy Studies, Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University, 2010).

Morris M. Kleiner and David Weil, “Evaluating the Effectiveness of National Labor Relations Act Remedies: Analysis and Comparison with Other Workplace Penalty Policies” (Working Paper 16626, National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper Series, Cambridge, MA, 2010).

Co-Sponsored by:

Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

NYU Law School, Center for Labor & Employment Law

Offered in conjunction with Cornell Law School