Labor and Employment Law Program

Law books, scales, and a gavel

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 Program

The Trump NLRB: Its Impact on Workers, Employers, and Unions

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

With the confirmations of Chair John F. Ring in April 2018 and General Counsel Peter B. Robb in November 2017, the Trump Board was poised to review and overrule many of the Obama Board decisions and GC initiatives, using decision making, GC and Advice Memos, and rulemaking to address controversial legal issues, including the status of graduate assistants, joint employer, and revised R case rules.

Both the Board and the GC have moved to change such areas as access to an employer's email system (Purple Communication), handbook rules, access to union organizers (Kroger), independent contractors (Velox), and the right to protest using the rat, cat, or other banners (GC Memo).

GC Memos also have impacted how the union does its job (DFR and GM/Beck notices), and Board decisions have granted employers the right to make unilateral changes without bargaining (Raytheon and MV Transportation).

Join our panel for the latest information about these changes affecting the workplace and how to advise your clients on their responses.

Our speakers for this program are:
Jennifer Abruzzo, Special Counsel for Strategic Initiatives, CWA
Marshall Babson, Counsel, Seyfarth & Shaw LLP
Linda R. Carlozzi, Principal, Jackson Lewis PC
Daniel R. Ratner, Parner, Levy Ratner PC

When:
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Where:
ILR NYC Conference Center
570 Lexinton Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Time:
5:30 PM - Registration and Networking
6:00 PM-8:00 PM - Program
Fee:
$165 (includes materials and light refreshments)
CLEs:
2.0 NYS CLEs - Prfessional Practice (Transitional and Non-Transitional)

For program materials,  CLICK HERE

 

 

Program Postponed

New date will be published as soon as it is finalized.
 

The Reality of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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

When:   

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

COSPONSORED BY:

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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
                         9:00am-12:00pm
Where:             Rochester Works!
                         255 N Goodman Street
                         Rochester, NY

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