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 Trump NLRB: What's Next
June 6, 2018

John F. Ring was sworn in on April 16, 2018, as Chairman of the NLRB, following previous Trump Chairmen Marvin Kaplan and Philip Miscimarra.  With a full complement of members, he takes over at a time of change at the Board.  Join Chairman Ring, Louis P. DiLorenzo, Member, Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC, and Gwynne A. Wilcox, Partner, Levy Ratner, P.C., as they discuss important cases to watch and what comes next at the NLRB.  The program will be moderated by Esta R. Bigler, Director, Cornell ILR Labor and Employment Law Program.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
5:30 pm – Check-In & Networking (light refreshments provided)
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm—Program 
Cornell ILR NYC Conference Center
16 East 34th Street, 6th floor New York, NY
$150 (includes materials and light refreshments)
CLE Credit:              
2.0 NYS CLEs – Professional Practice (Transitional and Non-Transitional)

Cosponsored by Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC




A Conversation with NLRB Chairman Marvin E. Kaplan
February 22, 2018, from 5:30-8:00 PM

In December, President Trump named Marvin E. Kaplan Chairman of the NLRB, after Chairman Philip A. Miscimarra left the Board.  The new Trump Board quickly issued several decisions, overturning Obama Board decisions - inclucing micro-bargaining units, civility handbook rules, joint employer, and unilateral changes in a CBA.

Join us, as Chairman Kaplan discusses his vision for the NLRB, followed by responses from:
Susan Davis, Partner, Cohen Weiss and Simon LLP, and
Eric Simon, Principal, Jackson Lewis PC
Moderated by Esta R. Bigler, Director, Labor and Employment Law Program, Cornell ILR

When:          Thursday, February 22, 2018
                    5:30 PM - Check-In and Networking (light refreshments provided)
                    6:00 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 Jackson Lewis PC

For materials from this program, CLICK HERE

Complimentary Webinar: Soon to be archived and made available here

Should Labor Bear the Cost of Bad Management?
Debt Restructuring in Depressed Industries
February 22, 2018, from 2:00-3:30 PM

What happens to unions and employees when employers enter Chapter 11?  What is the real problem?  Excess leverage?  Bad management?  Changing market conditions?  Join our panel for a discussion of lessons learned from Hostess and Patriot Coal.

Richard Seltzer, Esq., Partner, Cohen Weiss & Simon LLP
Brian Sanson, Director of Research, United Mineworkers Union
Adam M. Rosen, Managing Director, B. Riley & Co.
Ted Stenger, Managing Director, New York, AlixPartners
Kenneth A. Rosen, Esq., Partner, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Esta R. Bigler, Esq., Director, Cornell ILR Labor & Employment Law Program

Cosponsored by Lowenstein Sandler LLP

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

LEL Highlights

Obama’s Legacy

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