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72nd Annual NYU Conference on Labor

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) AND AUTOMATION: IMPACT ON WORK AND WORKERS

Thursday and Friday, June 13 and 14, 2019
Breakfast and lunch both days are included

Lipton Hall, 108 West Third Street
New York, NY 10012

Join us on June 13-14 in New York at the 72nd NYU Annual Conference on Labor, one of America’s leading fora on labor and employment issues, to explore the impact of artificial intelligence and automation – including machine learning, deep learning, data mining, robotics, facial recognition software, use of analytics to predict future success – on work, workers, and the workplace.  

Subjects addressed will include:  

    Job Displacement Effect of AI:  Is This Time Different?
    Programs in Mitigation of Impact on Workers, Including:
        Guaranteed Basic
        Income
        Boosting the Earned Income Credit, and
        Gainsharing through ESOPS

     How Are Companies In Fact Using AI?
     Labor Law, Privacy, and Discrimination Issues
     Professional Responsibility Issues

Speakers include NLRB Chair John Ring and General Counsel Peter Robb; US Department of Labor Solicitor Kate O’Scannlain, former EEOC chair Jenny Yang; Princeton labor economist Orley Ashenfelter; the HR Policy Association’s Roger King; Johnna Torsone, Pitney-Bowes’s Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer; and Julia Stoyanovich, Ph.D., of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and the Center for Data Science. 

COME AND BE PART OF THE DISCUSSION. 

REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/NYULaborConference2019

 

 

Recent Events:

German Model of Codetermination Program Poster

THE GERMAN MODEL OF CODETERMINATION: LESSONS FOR THE UNITED STATES?

Friday, April 5, 2019 from 8:45 AM to 10:45 AM EDT

"Mitbestimmung," or codetermination, is the German model of worker participation integral to both labor law and corporate governance in Germany. The concept has gained attention in the U.S., discussed by the United Auto Workers and Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant.  Join the NYU Labor Center to discuss the German experience and whether it might offer lessons to American companies and unions for a better way forward in labor relations, especially in confronting difficult challenges like technological disruption.

SPEAKERS:

Jeffrey Gordon (Columbia Law School)
Carsten Huebner (Transatlantic Labor Institute)
Hon. Wilma B. Liebman (former Chair, NLRB)
Tobias Shulze-Cleven (Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations) 
Steven Swirsky (Epstein, Becker & Green)
Faculty Director: Samuel Estreicher, Dwight D. Opperman Professor of Law (NYU Law)

TO WATCH THE VIDEO, CLICK HERE

 

ASSESSING #METOO'S IMPACT ON EMPLOYMENT LAW

Wednesday, November 28, 9:00-11:30 a.m. 
(Continenetal breakfast available at 8:30.)

Full event information and registration are available here.

A year ago, the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke and the #MeToo Movement took off. Now it is time to assess the impact. Join the NYU Center for Labor and Employment Law  for a look at recent developments, including  New York legislation that aims to bar mandatory arbitration for sexual harassment claims, corporate in-house responses, and a review of EEOC filings and prevention initiatives.

What is working well? What are unforeseen consequences? What are the concerns of employers and employees in the wake of these changes?

SPEAKERS:

EEOC Commissioner Charlotte Burrows
Gary D. Friedman (Weil, Gotshal & Manges)
Cara Greene  (Outten & Golden)
Erika Ozer '97 (Swiss Re)
Christopher Reilly (Pitney Bowes)

Moderated by Davida Perry (Schwartz, Perry, Heller), with welcoming remarks by Samuel Estreicher, Dwight D. Opperman Professor of  Law, NYU School of Law

This event was co-sponsored by NYU Law Women and The Birnbaum Women's Leadership Network.

 

 

 

On June 7th and 8th, 2018, over 140 people attended the NYU 71st Annual Conference on Labor.  New leaders at the DOL (Solicitor Kate O'Scannlain) and NLRB (Chairman John Ring and General Counsel Peter Robb) addressed the audience, while academics, plaintiff and management attorneys, government and company representatives discussed developments in the labor and employment field under the Trump Administration.Labor Center Faculty Director, Professor Samuel Estreicher, presided over the Conference. 

 

   
Labor Center Board Member Marjorie Mesidor (Phillips & Associates) gives a dynamic presentation on Elimination of Bias, illustrated by audience reactions to various shoes. Seated Left: Stephen Sonnenberg (JAMS)

SOME OF THE ISSUES DISCUSSED:

  • "Joint Employer" Issues
  • DOL's "Paid" Program, Opinion Letters, & Other Initiatives
  • Prior Salary Disclosure Laws
  • Changes at the NLRB
  • Reverse Preemption
  • Harassment in the Workplace
  • EEO Initiatives
  • Non-Mutual Issue Preclusion?
  • "Hire American" Labor Policies

The Conference was made possible in part by support from:

 

Media:

"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