Monday, October 12, 2015
There are three law review symposia being held this week -- two in Detroit and one in Manhattan (NY). They are:
On Thursday, October 15, the Cardoza Law Review is hosting "Ten Years the Chief: Examining a Decade of John Roberts on the Supreme Court" at the law school campus. The symposia includes four panels covering John Roberts and Constitutional Interpretation, John Roberts and the Judicial Process, The Administrative Role of the Chief Justice, and John Roberts and Statutory Interpretation. For more information, including how to RSVP, click here.
The Wayne Law Review will host its Fall Symposium, "Corporate Counsel as Gatekeepers" at the law school campus in midtown Detroit. The symposium includes an in-house counsel panel, an academic panel and a practitioner panel. Tony West, former associate U.S. attorney general and general counsel for PepsiCo, is scheduled to provide the keynote address. For more information, click here.
Also, the Detroit Mercy Law Review is hosting its Fall Symposium, "The Public Trust Doctrine: An Ancient Tool for Protecting the Great Lakes from New Hazards" at the law school's campus in downtown Detroit. The law review's website shows six participants on the program.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
The New York Civil Rights Restoration Act Grows Teeth is an important-very important July/August article from the New York State Bar Journal by attorneys Jyotin Hamid, Mary Beth Hogan and Alison Page. As readers of this blog all know, I regularly discuss the importance of state and local labor law and how state and local law may differ from federal law. This article is about just that.
As the article explains, New York's Local Law which outlaws discrimination in NYC is much more pro plaintiff friendly than federal law. The definitions of sexual harassment, for example, are more liberal under New York Law. As the article states:
York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) are more
expansive than those provided under analogous
provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Most
employers in New York City (“City”) have long understood
that. Compared to Title VII, the NYCHRL covers a
wider range of employers, prohibits discrimination based
on a lengthier list of protected characteristics, imposes no
cap on compensatory and punitive damages, and does
not require exhaustion of administrative remedies before
commencing a lawsuit. But New York City employers
must now understand that even with respect to provisions
of the City law that are identical to or substantially
the same as analogous provisions of federal law, the City
law may be interpreted more expansively.
Mitchell H. Rubinstein