Upcoming Events:

 

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 obligations 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). Join the Webinar to explore these important issues.  

                                                              


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

73rd Annual Labor Conference

 

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

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

REGISTER AT https://bit.ly/NYU73AnnualLaborConf

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 TBA





REGISTER AT https://bit.ly/NYU73AnnualLaborConf

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

Retraining America for the Future of Work Baneer

 

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

Speakers include: 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).

Register Here
 

Recent Events:

 

A joint program of the NYU Center for Labor and Employment Law and the American Arbitration Association.  http://bit.ly/AAALCEmploymentArb

 

Professor Estreicher in the News:


"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