May 19-20, 2005

About the Conference

In an era of fast-moving technological developments and global labor and product competition, workplace privacy has risen to the fore as one of the central concerns of policymakers and practitioners. This is the theme of New York University’s 58th Annual Conference on Labor, May 19-20, 2005, the nation’s premier forum for the consideration of employment studies.

Bringing together leading practitioners, government officials and academics, the NYU Conference offers a rare opportunity for sustained, balanced dialogue with the experts on cutting-edge developments concerning privacy at work. The first day includes consideration of ground-breaking issues in global position monitoring, medical and personnel records maintenance systems, here and abroad, tracking of emails, background checks and physical surveillance of employees. Another segment takes up the claims of privacy advocates that employers should be limited in their ability to discipline employees for arguably nonworkplace behavior, such as use of drugs, consumption of lawful products, and social relations with coworkers and employees of competitors. The day closes with a focus on how these issues are hammered out in collective bargaining.

The second day turns the spotlight on the securities industry, a major employer, and how global companies are addressing the terrorist threat to the security of facilities, communications systems and workers. Our special luncheon speaker is Hon. Robert J. Battista, chair of the National Labor Relations Board.

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CLE Credit
CLE credit (14 hours of CLE credit including 2 hours of ethics/professionalism)
under New York State is available; for those interested in pursuing CLE for states other than New York we will provide certificates of completion for submission to your respective state boards. This program is eligible for transitional CLE credit. Full or partial scholarships are available on a limited basis for cases of demonstrated financial hardship.

Conference Fee includes all materials, breakfast and lunch both days, and refreshments