Labor and Employment Law Program

Advancing the World of Work Through Law

The Labor and Employment Law Program at Cornell ILR 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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Upcoming Events

Ethics: To Disclose or Not To Disclose? That Is the Question | Thursday, March 12, 2015, New York City | More information and registration

What every lawyer needs to know when involved in an investigation or practicing before the Courts, the NLRB, the State Division of Human Rights, or an Arbitrator

This program will discuss the definition of confidential information, the basic confidentiality obligation that applies to New York lawyers (and other lawyers appearing in New York), and the exceptions to that confidentiality obligation (both permissive and mandatory), with a focus on tribunal proceedings (including what constitutes a “tribunal” for these purposes). Using hypotheticals, our panel will explore a lawyer’s duty of candor within the context of a proceeding before a “tribunal” as set forth in the New York Rules of Professional Conduct. The discussion will also explore issues of candor in investigations including dealing with opposing counsel and social media.

Our panel of experts includes:

  • Thomas N. Ciantra, Esq., Partner, Cohen, Weiss and Simon
  • John Gaal, Esq., Partner, Bond, Shoeneck and King
  • Cara E. Greene, Esq., Partner, Outten & Golden
  • Lori W. Ketcham, Esq., Special Ethics Counsel, Special Litigation Branch, NLRB

Conversation with Harry Johnson III: NLRB Update | Friday, February 27, 2015, New York City | More information and registration

Join us as NLRB Board member Harry Johnson III discusses several important and controversial decisions, including: Purple Communications (email); Babcock & Wilcox (deferral to arbitration); Jimmy John’s (discharge for disloyalty) and Pacific Lutheran University (definition of a manager and revisiting exempt status of religious organizations) with:

  • Marshall Babson, Counsel, Seyfarth Shaw, LLP
  • Karen P. Fernbach, Regional Director, Region 2, NLRB
  • Gabrielle Semel, Former District Counsel to District One, CW