May 18-19, 2006


14 hours of CLE credit
(including 2 hours of ethics/professionalism)


About the Conference


Sponsored by
NYU's Center for Labor and Employment Law

Co-sponsored by
American Bar Association's Section on Labor and Employment Law
American College of Employee Benefits Counsel

US companies increasingly are dropping their traditional defined benefit pension plans in favor of defined contribution plans, Congress is considering significant reforms to ERISA legislation, health care costs continue to mount, and multinational firms are experimenting with global equity plans. Employee benefits and executive compensation is the theme of New York University 's 59th Annual Conference on Labor, May 18-19, 2006, the nation's premier forum for the consideration of workplace issues.

Bringing together leading practitioners, government officials and academics, the NYU Conference offers a rare opportunity for sustained, balanced dialogue with the experts on the cutting-edge developments in this field. Some of the topics that will be treated include –

  • Why are Companies Shedding their DB in Favor of DC Plans? Is Cash Balance the Way to Go?
  • What is the State of Multi-Employer Plans ?
  • Is the Withdrawal Liability System Working?
  • How do we Reduce Health Care Costs without Undermining Health Care Quality?
  • When Should Plans Consider Suing their Employers because the Price of Company Stock has Dropped? What is the Best Defense for Companies?
  • How to Navigate the New Section 409A Regulations in Negotiating Executive Pay?
  • What Does Congress Have in Store in its ERISA Reform Legislation?
  • What are Major Multinational Companies Doing to Promote a Uniform Pay and Benefits Policy for their Global Operations?

Our distinguished luncheon speakers are:

  • Thursday, May 18 – Hon. Howard Radzely, Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Friday, May 19 – Steve Greenhouse, the labor reporter for the New York Times

View Conference Agenda

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.