Upcoming Events:

2nd Annual Student Scholarship in Labor and Employment Law

Thursday, June 10, 2021, 4:00-5:30pm Online
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4:00-4:10         Welcoming Remarks by Profs. Samuel Estreicher and Zachary
                          
Fasman (NYU School of Law) 
4:10-4:25         Increasing Employment Opportunities for People with Felony
                           Convictions Esther Taati ’22. Commentator: Zoe Salzman, Esq. ’07
                           (
Emery Celli Brinckerhoff Abady Ward & Maazel)

4:25-4:40         “Arbitrary and Capricious” Decisions and Practices at the NLRB
                           Michael J. Yoon ’21
4:40-4:55         Evaluating the Efficacy and Underuse of the Section 10(j) Injunction
                           William Baker ’22. Commentator: James Murphy, Esq. (Spivak Lipton)

4:55-5:10          Political Activity Discrimination in the Workplace
                           Daniel Solomon ’22. Commentator: Mark Risk, Esq. ’84 (Mark Risk,
                           
PC)
5:10-5:25          Opportunity Barriers Facing Women in Pay & Promotion After Wal-
                           Mart v. Dukes
 
Catherine Cazes ’21. Commentator: Joseph Sellers, Esq.
                           (
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll)

 

Past Events :
Compensation for College Athletes: Antitrust and Labor Law Challenges to Intercollegiate Sports (May 25, 2021)     

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Seasoned antitrust and sports lawyers, Jeffrey Kessler (Winston & Strawn) and Jeffrey Mishkin (Skadden), engaged in a highly informative and engaging discussion of the issues presented in NCAA v.  Alstonincluding whether colleges may limit compensation of college-athletes under federal antitrust law and the interpretation of NCAA v. Board of Regents precedent. The program was facilitated by Terrance J. Nolan (Terrance J. Nolan LLC, former General Counsel of New York University)

 

Re-Training America for the Future of Work (December 3, 2020)                      

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This event had been moved from April 30 to December 3, 2020.

Speakers included: Hon. John P. Pallasch (Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, U.S. Department of Labor) and Amy Peterson (Executive Director, NYC Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development). 
Facilitators: Profs. Samuel Estreicher and Jonathan Harris (NYU School of Law).

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Online Webinar, Thursday, September 17, 2020,  8:30am-12:00pm 

Webinar Schedule, Speakers, and Registration: NYULabor_COVID-19WorkplaceSafetyandDispute Resolution

The current pandemic raises new questions about the boundaries of employer obligation and employee rights regarding a safe workplace. How do we protect employee privacy and safety while also sustaining business and jobs during an economic crisis and expected rise in COVID related lawsuits? In addition, employers and workers, like all litigants, will need guidance on how to move claims to resolution in an increasingly virtual post-pandemic setting. Topics covered include Employment Dispute Resolution (Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation, Collective Bargaining) and Workplace Safety (OSHA, Worker's Compensation, State Tort Liability).
 

73rd Annual NYU Conference on Labor (October 1-2, 2020)

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The NYU 73rd Annual Conference on Labor was held on Thursday and Friday, October 1-2, 2020, as a Zoom Webinar!  Instructions on accessing the webinar were sent to registrants prior to the conference.

Speakers included Hon. Charlotte Burrows (Commissioner, EEOC), Hon. John F. Ring (Chairman, NLRB), Hon. Eugene Scalia (U.S. Secretary of Labor) and many others!

73rd Annual NYU Conference on Labor - Agenda

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1

MORNING SESSION:

8:40    WELCOME
Prof. Samuel Estreicher (NYU Law)
Michael Gray, Esq. (Jones Day)

8:45-9:25:  KEYNOTE ADDRESS:  HON. EUGENE SCALIA (US SECRETARY OF LABOR)

9:30-10:30:  WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT WORKPLACE INEQUALITY?
- Is Income Inequality Getting Worse and If So, Why?
Prof. Richard B. Freeman (Harvard)

- Causes of Inequality in the Workplace
Prof. Matthew Bodie (St. Louis Univ. School of Law)

Comments:  Prof. John Addison (Univ. of S. Carolina)

10:45-12:00:  ADDRESSING GENDER PAY EQUITY
- Corporate Reporting Requirements, Shareholder Activism & State Law Approaches
Michael Delikat, Esq. (Orrick)

- EEOC Pay Disclosure Initiatives, Past And Future
David Lopez (Rutgers Law School; former GC, EEOC)

- Role of Internal Audits: Pay Equity Claims
Joseph O’Keefe (Proskauer)
Comments:  Johnna Torsone (Pitney Bowes)

AFTERNOON SESSION:

12:50-1:35:  HON. CHARLOTTE BURROWS (COMMISSIONER, EEOC)

1:45-4:00:  ADDRESSING WORKPLACE INEQUALITY
- ‘Joint Employer’ Issues
Prof. Michael C. Harper (Boston Univ.)
Comments: Jeffrey Rosin (O’Hagan Meyer)

- Bolstering Union Power
Prof. Kate Andrias (Univ. of Michigan Law School)
Comments: Frederick Braid (Holland & Knight)

- Role of Antidiscrimination & Equal Pay Litigation
Joseph Sellers (Cohen Milstein)
Comments: Amy Traub (Baker Hostetler)

- No-Compete Clauses as a Brake on Employee Wage Gains
Prof. Orly Lobel (Univ. of San Diego Law School)
Comments: Ann-Elizabeth Ostrager (Sullivan & Cromwell)

Comments:  Johnna Torsone (Pitney Bowes)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2

MORNING SESSION:

8:30-9:20:  KEYNOTE ADDRESS:  HON. JOHN F. RING (CHAIRMAN, NLRB)

9:30-10:15:  RE-VISITING CORPORATE PURPOSE
Prof. Edward Rock (NYU School of Law)
Comments: Pearl Zuchlewski (Kraus & Zuchlewski)

10:15-10:45:  REDUCING INCOME INEQUALITY THROUGH PROFIT SHARING
Prof. Joseph Blasi (Rutgers School of Management)

10:55-11:25:  PAY EQUITY ISSUES IN SPORTS
Jeffrey Kessler (Winston & Strawn)

11:30-12:15:  EQUALITY INITIATIVES IN THE OFCCP
Craig Leen, Director (USDOL, OFCCP)
Comments: Karen Gillen (O’Melveny)

AFTERNOON SESSION:

1:15-2:30:  COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES
Wendi Lazar (Outten & Golden)
Littler Mendelson International Offices:
- Hannah Mahon, London
- Sari Springer, Toronto
- Juan Carlos Varela, Caracas
Hironobu Tsukamoto (Nagashima Ohno)
Comments: Philip Berkowitz (Littler Mendelson)

2:35-3:50  PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY/DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, ELIMINATION OF BIAS IN THE PRACTICE OF LAW
Krissy A. Katzenstein (Morgan Lewis)
Other Speakers 
 

Professor Estreicher in the News:

"The Post-Pandemic Workplace" by Samuel Estreicher and Elena J. Voss https://verdict.justia.com/2021/02/09/the-post-pandemic-workplace 

"Members-Only Unionism is Lawful and Can Make Sense" by Samuel Estreicher
https://verdict.justia.com/2021/01/22/members-only-unionism-is-lawful-and-can-make-sense

"Agency Guidance May Not Be Enough: Keeping Workers Safe and Avoiding Employer Workplace Liability During the COVID-19 Pandemic" by Samuel Estreicher and Elizabeth Campbell 
https://verdict.justia.com/2020/05/01/agency-guidance-may-not-be-enough

"Businesses Seek Sweeping Shield From Pandemic Liability Before They Reopen" featuring Samuel Estreicher
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/28/business/businesses-coronavirus-liability.html 

"Untethered Textualism in the Seventh Circuit’s Kleber Ruling on Age Bias in Hiring" by Samuel Estreicher
https://verdict.justia.com/2019/03/21/untethered-textualism-in-the-seventh-circuits-kleber-ruling-on-age-bias-in-hiring

"The Supreme Court Did Workers A Favor" by Samuel Estreicher
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-24/how-neil-gorsuch-s-ruling-on-class-actions-does-workers-a-favor

"Why Business Is Glued To High Court's Public Sector Case" featuring Samuel Estreicher
https://bnanews.bna.com/daily-labor-report/why-business-is-glued-to-high-courts-public-sector-labor-case

"How Unions Can Survive A Supreme Court Defeat" by Samuel Estreicher
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-03-02/how-unions-can-survive-a-supreme-court-defeat