New Models of Worker Representation:

Friday, April 7, 2017 in Furman Hall, NYU School of Law

8:00 a.m. Breakfast

8:30-10:30 a.m. Program

Labor and employee groups are facing the challenge of the global economy by developing new approaches to the representation of worker interests. Moderated by former NLRB Chair, Wilma Liebman, the event featured David Roll of the Service Employees International Union who has spearheaded the "Fight For Fifteen" movement across the country, and Leonard A. Smith, Teamster leaders who has helped bring bring about the Seattle collective bargaining system for independent contractor Uber drivers. NYU School of Law Labor Center Faculty Director, Professor Samuel Estreicher also presented his paper, "The Labor Antitrust Exemption for (Certain) Independent Contractors."

Talk Shop 2017: Cutting-Edge Employment Law Issues for In-House Counsel and HR Executives:

Wednesday, Febuary 8, 2017 in Snow Dining Room, Vanderbilt Hall, NYU School of Law

8:00 a.m. Breakfast

8:30-10:00 a.m. Program

The program was open to only In-House Counsel and HR Executives. Part of a series for specific constitutuencies, the breakast offered a briefing on employment law developments and a forum for peers to share best practives and issues of concern. Topics included what legal changes to expect in the Trump Administration, as well as pay inequity strategies, best practices for using data analytics in HR, non-disclosure and non-compete agreements.

Facilitators: Mark E. Brossman and Holy H. Weiss of Schulte, Roth & Zabel LLP with Faculty Director, Opperman Professor of Law Samuel Estreicher

The End of Work and The Case for a Universal Basic Income?

Friday, November 18, 2016

8:30-10:00 a.m. Program

A breakfast with Andy Stern, President Emeritus of the 2.2 million-member Service Employees International Union (SEIU) representing janitors, child care, home care, and health care workers, which grew by more than 1.2 million workers during his tenure and author of "Raising The Floor."

What TTP Means for the American Economy and Worker:

Thursday, November 17, 2016 in Greenberg Lounde, Vanderbilt Hall, NYU School of Law

10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Entire Symposium

3:45-5:00 p.m. Panel Session

A panel moderated by Faculty Director, Professor Samuel Estreicher as part of "Journal of International Law and Politics" 22nd Annual Herbert Rubin and Justice Rose Luttan Rubin International Law Symposium on The TransPacific Partnership (TTP).

Artificial Intelligence and Employment law: "Big Data" and "People Analytics" in Personal Discussions:

Monday, October 17, 2016

Panelists discussed the legal considerations on the increasing use of predicitive analytics to inform personall decisions such as hiring and placement. They also discussed the use and selection of data, the use of data vs. traditional HR methods, and the possible best practices for companies using these new technologies.

Speakers: Hon. Jenny Yang, Chair, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Dr. Zev Eigen, Global Director of Data Analytics, Littler Mendelson PC and Founder of Cherry Tree Data Science. Professor Pauline Kim, Washington University School of Law

69th Annual Conference on Labor: Arbitration and Mediation of Employment and Consumer Disputes:

June 2-3, 2016

The conference featured presentations by members of the National Labor Relations Board, rulemaking personnel from the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, leading companies on their in-house programs, and the American Arbitration Association. Around 100 people attended the Conference.


Other Past Programs:

  • Artificial Intelligence & Employment Law: "Big Data" and "People Analytics" in Personnel Decisions
  • 69th Annual Conference on Labor: Arbitration and Mediation of Employment and Consumer Disputes
  • Annual NYU Employment Law Workshop for Federal Judges  *by invitation only          
  • A Labor Organization for Start-up Musicians?   *by invitation only          
  • Evening Celebration of Marvin Miller and Baseball Unionism      
  • The Crisis in Public Sector Pension Funds              
  • ABA National Symposium on Technology in Labor and Employment Law (co-sponsored by Labor Center);
  • China Labor Research Conference: The China Labor Market        
  • Employment Law Issues for In-House Counsel  
  • Annual Conference on Labor: The Challenge for Collective Bargaining