Labor and Employment Law Program

Advancing the World of Work Through Law

The Labor and Employment Law Program (LEL) merges law and social science research to provide attorneys, legislators, social scientists, and policymakers with multifaceted perspectives at forums and conferences. Current and emerging legal issues affecting the workplace are analyzed with the goal of influencing research, legislation, policy, and litigation.

New Program in NYC

The Reality of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Thursday, October 24, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join our panel of labor and employment law experts for a frank discussion of #MeToo on the job. Sexual harassment has been recognized as sex discrimination for years; however, #MeToo has changed the dialogue and legal issues facing employers, unions, men, and women. Are unions and employers equipped to be in the middle, dealing with both the harassed and the harasser? Women who come forward may find their careers derailed; accused men are suing women for defamation; and male managers report they are uncomfortable working alone with women. Discuss how to advise your clients about how these issues are being handled on the ground, in arbitration, and in the courts.  

Our panelists are:
Susan Davis, Partner, Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP
William D. Frumkin, Partner, Frumkin & Hunter LLP
Howard S. Lavin, Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Martin F. Scheinman, Arbitrator and Mediator, Scheinman Arbitration & Mediation Services

Thursday, October 24, 2019
ILR NYC Conference Center
570 Lexington Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10022
5:30 PM - Registration and Networking
6:00 PM-8:00 PM - Program
$160 (includes materials and light refreshments)
2.0 NYS CLEs - Professional Practice (Transitional and Non-Transitional)   


Stroock Logo_Color        F H  Frumkin & Hunter LLP 



Recent Program in Rochester

Second Chances: Increasing Employment Opportunities for
People with Criminal Records

Providing second chances to those with criminal records is becoming increasingly attractive and necessary as the labor pool tightens.  Complex criminal records and existing law create information gaps and grey areas for employers seeking workers and justice-involved individuals seeking employment.  In this workshop, we will discuss some of these issues, including fear of negligent hiring lawsuits; how to evaluate a candidate with a criminal record; legal issues; understanding background checks; and Ban the Box requirements. 

When:             Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Where:             Rochester Works!
                         255 N Goodman Street
                         Rochester, NY

    LEL Highlights