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.

Recent Event

Criminal Prosecution of Wage Theft & OSHA Violations

Wage theft and health and safety violations now are being prosecuted under criminal law by the Manhattan District Attorney, who has won convictions for larceny and manslaughter.  Join Diana Florence, Chief of the Construction Fraud Task Force at the Manhattan DA's office; James Rogers, NYS DOL Deputy Commissioner for Worker Protection; Robert Kelner, Partner, Kelner and Kelner (represents workers), and Brian L. Gardner, Member, Cole Schotz P.C. (represents employers) to discuss this new and innovative program that criminalizes labor and employment law violations.

When:              Wednesday, February 6, 2019
                          5:30pm - Check-In & Networking (light represhments provided)
                          6:00pm-8:00pm - Program
Where:              Cornell University - ILR School
                           570 Lexington Avenue, 12th Floor
                           New York, NY 10022
Fee:                    $150 (includes materials and light refreshments)
CLE Credit:       2.0 NYS CLEs - Professional Practice (Transitional and Non-Transitional)

For Program Materials CLICK HERE


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