Thursday, June 22, 2017

Biagi Conference Call for Papers

MarcoThe Call for Papers of the sixteenth International Conference in commemoration of prof Marco Biagi has been opened. The conference will take place in Modena (Italy) on 19-21 March 2018, and will be entitled “Assessing Worker Performance in a Changing Technological and Societal Environment: an Interdisciplinary and Multifaceted Perspective”. Deadlines are as follows:

  • submission of short expressions of interest, July, 20th 2017;
  • submission of extended abstracts (in case of acceptance of expressions of interest): October, 13th 2017.

Further information will be available soon at the Marco Biagi Foundation’s website.

rb

June 22, 2017 in Conferences & Colloquia, Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, June 12, 2017

Introducing the Equality Law Scholars’ Forum & Call for Proposals

In the spirit of academic engagement and mentoring in the area of Equality Law, we (Tristin Green, University of San Francisco; Angela Onwuachi-Willig, UC Berkeley; and Leticia Saucedo, UC Davis) introduce the Equality Law Scholars’ Forum to be held this Fall.  This Scholars’ Forum seeks to provide junior scholars with commentary and critique and to provide scholars at all career stages the opportunity to engage with new scholarly currents and ideas.  We hope to bring together scholars with varied perspectives (e.g., critical race theory, class critical theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, law and society) across fields (e.g., criminal system, education, employment, family, health, immigration, property, tax) and with work relevant to many diverse identities (e.g., age, class, disability, national origin, race, sex, sexuality) to build bridges and to generate new ideas in the area of Equality Law.  

We will select three to four relatively junior scholars (untenured, newly tenured, or prospective professors) to present papers from proposals submitted in response to this Call for Proposals. In so doing, we will select papers that cover a broad range of topics within the area of Equality Law.  Leading senior scholars will provide commentary on each of the featured papers in an intimate and collegial setting.  The Equality Law Scholars’ Forum will pay transportation and accommodation expenses for participants and will host a dinner on Friday evening.  

This year’s Forum will be held on November 17, 2017 at Berkeley Law School.

Junior scholars are invited to submit abstracts of proposed papers, 3-5 pages in length, by July 14, 2017.

 Full drafts must be available for circulation to participants by October 27, 2017.

Proposals should be submitted to:

Tristin Green, USF School of Law, tgreen4@usfca.edu.  Electronic submissions via email are preferred.

CAS

June 12, 2017 in Conferences & Colloquia | Permalink | Comments (1)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

COSELL XII

Am lawMichael Green (A&M), who obviously has nothing else on his plate, sends us this word of the next COSELL Colloquium:

The 12th Annual Colloquium on Scholarship in Employment and Labor Law (COSELL) will be held
September 15 and 16, 2017 at Texas A&M University School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas. There will also be a reception on the evening of September 14, 2017. The registration page is now online. That page also has a link about the hotel and travel information. The deadline for submissions of abstracts is August 16, 2017. Other key highlights and expectations for this year’s COSELL:

  • We expect to start Friday morning and end Saturday late afternoon as opposed to Saturday early noon closings from prior years. This will provide opportunity for more papers to be presented and get feedback from many more participants. We hope that you will consider attending all day Friday and until 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2017 so that we can spread out the sessions and have less competing sessions.
  • We expect to have a special program on Saturday, September 16, 2017 involving one of our sponsors, the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law.
  • We expect to be able to offer publication in the Texas A&M Law Review to a couple of papers presented at COSELL if those papers can be submitted in final format by Friday, September 29, 2017 and subject to approval by the Texas A&M Law Review Board for its Winter 2017 Volume.
  • We expect that the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Law Journal may be able to accept some papers presented at COSELL as well and you should explore the parameters with Professor Marty Malin at Chicago Kent Law School as that journal will be holding an Editorial Board meeting during COSELL.
  • Presentation of the Paul Steven Miller Memorial Award (senior faculty) and Michael J. Zimmer Memorial Award (junior faculty).

If you have any questions about the 12th Annual COSELL to be held at Texas A&M University School of Law in Fort, Worth Texas on September 15‐16, 2017, please do not hesitate to contact Professor Michael Z. Green.

rb

May 24, 2017 in Conferences & Colloquia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Call for Papers: Disability Rights Conference in Pretoria

PretoriaThe call for papers for the annual Centre for Human Rights disability rights conference to be held 7-8 November 2017 at the University of Pretoria is now out on the Centres' website. The theme for the conference this year is Domesticating the CRPD in the African region: A focus on access to justice and legal capacity. Important dates:
   

  • Deadline (Abstracts): 16 June 2017.
  • Authors will be notified by: 26 June 2017 whether their abstract has been accepted.
  • Deadline (Papers): 8 September 2017.
  • Authors whose abstracts are accepted will be required to submit their full papers by 8 September 2017.
  • Applicants will be notified by 30 September 2017 whether their application for funding has been accepted.
  • Date of Conference: 7-8 November 2017.

rb

May 24, 2017 in Conferences & Colloquia, Disability | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Call for Papers from Hunter College's National Center for Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education

The National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions, Hunter College, has announced its call for papers for its 45th annual conference April 15-17, 2018. You can see the full announcement here, but the short version is:

The National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions, Hunter College, City University of New York, invites scholars and practitioners from multiple disciplines to submit abstracts of proposed papers,  panels, and interactive workshops for our 45th annual conference.  
 
The labor-management conference will take place on April 15-17, 2018  at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.
 
We welcome proposals by authors of recently published books who wish to present their scholarship relevant to higher education, unionization, collective bargaining, labor relations, and/or labor history.  
 
Those interested in presenting their work should upload an abstract by September 8, 2017 to 2018 Abstract Dropbox that includes a description of the proposed paper, panel or interactive workshop.  Abstracts of panels and workshops should include a list of invited participants including their title and affiliation.  Questions concerning the call for papers should be emailed to 2018 National Center Annual Conference

The announcement includes a wide variety of possible paper topics (so many I can't include them here), as well as proposals for interactive workshops, such as:

Unionization and Collective Bargaining for Administrators
Organizing and Negotiating for Academic Labor
Financial Data Analysis in Higher Education
Bargaining Over Health Insurance in Higher Education
Preparing, Presenting, and Defending at Arbitration
Effective Lobbying for Higher Education

 

-Jeff Hirsch

April 26, 2017 in Conferences & Colloquia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

LLRN3

Llrn3Guy Davidov sends us this update on the LLRN3Toronto conference:

The LLRN is a network of labour law research centers from all over the world (currently 65 centers). It holds bi-annual conferences which are open to all labour/employment/workplace discrimination law scholars. After two very successful conferences in Barcelona and Amsterdam, LLRN3 will be held at the University of Toronto on June 25-27 this year. The deadline for submitting papers has past, and the best paper and panel proposals have been selected through a peer-review process. The provisional program which has recently been published is extremely rich and includes many senior, well-known scholars alongside young up-and-coming ones, from across the globe. The organizers are keen on having more North American colleagues involved. For more information and to register please see the conference website. If you’d like to chair one of the panels, please contact the organizers

rb

 

April 5, 2017 in Conferences & Colloquia, International & Comparative L.E.L. | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Business and Human Rights Law Conference

The following conference may be of interest to readers:

The Santa Clara University School of Law, the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, the University of Washington School of Law, the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, the Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance and the Business and Human Rights Journal announce the Third Business and Human Rights Scholars Conference, to be held September 15- 16, 2017 at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California. Conference participants will present and discuss scholarship at the intersection of business and human rights issues. Upon request, participants’ papers may be considered for publication in the Business and Human Rights Journal (BHRJ), published by Cambridge University Press.

The Conference is interdisciplinary: scholars from all disciplines are invited to apply, including law, business, human rights, and global affairs. The papers must be unpublished at the time of presentation. Each participant will present his/her own paper and be asked to comment on at least one other paper during the workshop. Participants will be expected to have read other papers and to participate actively in discussion and analysis of the various works in progress.

To apply, please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words to bhrconf@gmail.com with the subject line “Business & Human Rights Conference Proposal.” Please include your name, affiliation, contact information, and curriculum vitae. The deadline for submission is March 15, 2017. We will begin reviewing submissions on a rolling basis on March 1, 2017. Scholars whose submissions are selected for the symposium will be notified no later than April 15, 2017. Final papers will be due August 25, 2017.

Doctoral candidates not holding current academic/research positions are not eligible for this conference, but are welcome to apply to the Young Researchers Summit (more information is available here: http://www.iwe.unisg.ch/en/initiativen+und+veranstaltungen/bhr or http://bhr.stern.nyu.edu/young-researchers).

About the BHRJ

The BHRJ provides an authoritative platform for scholarly debate on all issues concerning the intersection of business and human rights in an open, critical and interdisciplinary manner. It seeks to advance the academic discussion on business and human rights as well as promote concern for human rights in business practice.

BHRJ strives for the broadest possible scope, authorship and readership. Its scope encompasses interface of any type of business enterprise with human rights, environmental rights, labour rights and the collective rights of vulnerable groups. The Editors welcome theoretical, empirical and policy/reform-oriented perspectives and encourage submissions from academics and practitioners in all global regions and all relevant disciplines.

A dialogue beyond academia is fostered as peer-reviewed articles are published alongside shorter “Developments in the Field” items that include policy, legal and regulatory developments, as well as case studies and insight pieces.

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-Jeff Hirsch

February 14, 2017 in Conferences & Colloquia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Fifteenth Annual Marco Biagi International Conference

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Susan Bisom-Rapp (Thomas Jefferson), member of the Marco Biagi Foundation Academic Advisory Board writes to let us know that annual conference in Modena, Italy is coming next month. the Fifteenth International Conference in Commemoration of prof Marco Biagi is entitled "Digital and Smart Work." Organized by the Marco Biagi Foundation at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, it will take place in Modena (Italy) on March 20th and 21st, 2017.

As usual, attendance to the conference is free. Further information, including the Conference programme and the registration form, is available on the Marco Biagi Foundation's web site, at the link:
http://www.fmb.unimore.it/on-line/home/international-conference/xv-international-conference-in-commemoration-of-professor-marco-biagi.html.

MM

February 8, 2017 in Conferences & Colloquia, International & Comparative L.E.L., International Contacts | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

ITC ILO Opens Registration for International Labor Standards Training Conference

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The course is  “International Labour Standards for Judges, Lawyers and Legal Educators”, and will take place in Turin, Italy, from 22 May to 2 June. Here's a brief description:

International labour standards are legal instruments that establish basic minimum social standards agreed upon by governments, employers and workers.

Our mission is to support the development of knowledge and skills to promote international labour standards (ILS) and rights at work, to strengthen their application and to advance the achievement of decent work for all women and men.

We do this by designing and implementing training and capacity development activities for constituents, ILO staff, partners and other national and international actors.

More information is available at the conference website or brochure. Thanks to Panthip Pruksacholavit (Chulalongkorn - Bangkok) for the heads-up.

rb

February 7, 2017 in Conferences & Colloquia, International & Comparative L.E.L. | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Women in the Law Conference at Thomas Jefferson

Image001Rebecca Lee (Thomas Jefferson) writes to remind readers that if you are in San Diego this Friday, February 3, you might be interested in this conference on Pursuing Inclusion: Diversity in the workplace, co-organized by Rebecca and Susan Bisom-Rapp (Thomas Jefferson). Advance registration is closed but walk-in registration will be available. Here are details:

We are pleased to let you know about an upcoming conference scheduled for Friday, February 3rd  at Thomas Jefferson School of Law: our annual Women and the Law Conference and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecture.

This year's all-day conference, Pursuing Inclusion: Diversity in the Workplace, brings together leading experts and practitioners to examine the challenges to and strategies for achieving workplace diversity and inclusion. At a time of polarized public discourse on matters involving race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, and socio-economic status, this event will highlight a number of critically important topics, including: developing cultural competency; the strengths and weaknesses in employment and civil rights law; identifying and overcoming unconscious bias; how strategic efforts can inform public policy; and how other countries confront diversity at a time when work is changing rapidly.

Our 15th Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecture, the conference keynote, will be delivered by our colleague UC Davis Professor Leticia Saucedo.

Information is available below and via this link - http://www.tjsl.edu/conferences/wlc/2017

Questions may be addressed to faculty assistant Lillian Blackburn (lblackburn@tjsl.edu) .

Looks like a great event!

MM

February 1, 2017 in Conferences & Colloquia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Conference Announcement: Collective Bargaining in Higher Ed

NcsFriend of the Blog Bill Herbert sends word that registration is now open for the National Center's 44th Annual Conference on March 26-28, 2017 in New York City. The conference keynote speaker is NLRB Chair Mark G. Pearce. The number and breadth of panels and workshops is far too long to list and describe here, but is available at the Conference Registration Website.

rb

November 29, 2016 in Conferences & Colloquia, Labor Law, Public Employment Law | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, November 18, 2016

Labor Law Group Conference on the Restatement of Employment Law

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The Labor Law Group is hosting, today and tomorrow, a conference at Indiana-Bloomington (thanks, Ken Dau-Schmidt!) on the Restatement of Employment Law.  Here's the agenda:

Introduction:  Ken Dau-Schmidt, Indiana University

Chapter 1: Existence of the Employment Relationship  

  • Joe Slater, Toledo
  • Charlotte Garden, Seattle Univ

Chapter 2: Employment Contracts: Termination  

  • Steve Befort, Minnesota
  • Lea  Vandervelde, Iowa
  • Ken Casebeer, U of Miami

Chapter 3: Employment Contracts: Compensation and Benefits

  • Scott Moss, Colorado
  • Nadelle Grossman, Marquette

Chapter 4: Principles of Employer Liability for Tortious Harm to Employees 

  • Jason Bent, Stetson
  • Michael C. Duff, Wyoming

Chapter 5: The Tort of Wrongful Discharge in Violation of Public Policy 

  • Nicole Porter, Toledo
  • Ann McGinley, UNLV

Chapter 6: Defamation, Wrongful Interference, and Misrepresentation 

  • Ruben Garcia, UNLV
  • Helen Norton, Colorado

Chapter 7: Employee Privacy and Autonomy

  • Matt Finkin, Illinois

Chapter 8: Employee Obligations and Restrictive Covenants

  • Alan Hyde, Rutgers Newark

Chapter 9: Remedies  

  • Marley Weiss, Maryland
     

Judges

  • Judge David Hamilton, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Judge Terry A. Crone, Third District Court of Appeals (Indianapolis)


Practitioners

  • Michael W. Padgett, Jackson and Lewis (Indianapolis)
  • Ryan H. Vann, Baker & McKenzie LLP (Chicago)
  • Michael D. Ray, Ogletree and Deakins (Chicago)
  • Jeffrey A. Macey, Macey, Swanson and Allman (Indianapolis)
  • John Roche, Senior Attorney, Ill FOP Labor Council
  • Dale Pierson, IUOE, Local 150 General Counsel
  • Daniel J. Kaspar, Assistant Counsel, Nat'l Treasury Employees Union

rb

November 18, 2016 in Conferences & Colloquia, Employment Common Law | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, October 24, 2016

SEALS Discussion Panel on Graduate Students as Employees

Sealslogo2Among the several labor and employment topics at next year’s SEALS meeting, we are organizing a discussion panel on graduate students and research assistants recent classification as employees under the NLRA.  Please let Jeff Hirsch (jmhirsch@email.unc.edu) know if you’re interested in being a discussant, which involves a 5-7 minute presentation and participation in roundtable discussion: 

Graduate Students as Employees

In its recent Columbia University decision, the NLRB once again concluded that graduate students and research assistants may be considered employees under the NLRA, opening the door to unionization among graduate students as private universities and colleges around the nation. This discussion panel will consider the possible implications of this decision, including how graduate student organizing may work in tandem with faculty organizing; comparing public and private sector graduate student unions; whether Columbia University will impact the classification of other potential student-employees, such as athletes; and others.

-JH

October 24, 2016 in Conferences & Colloquia, Labor Law | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

AALS L&E Sections Newsletter

Joey Fishkin & Joe Mastrosimone are co-chairing the labor and employment AALS sections this year and write to seek information for the joint annual newsletter. As someone who has had the pleasure of helping with this effort in the past, let me put in a plea on their behalf--please help out! The newsletter is only as good as the info provided for it, so at a minimum, fill them in on any relevant news for the year. Also, the case/legislation briefs are really helpful to readers, so please consider doing one of those as well. Joe & Joey write:

Dear Colleagues:

It is time once again for the preparation of a joint annual newsletter for the AALS Section on Employment Discrimination and the Section on Labor Relations and Employment Law, and we need your help as readers and section members. Please forward this message to any and all people you know who teach or write in the Employment Discrimination, Labor Law, and Employment Law fields.

First, if you have news of any faculty visits, lateral moves, entry-level hires, or promotions and please e-mail that news to Joseph Mastrosimone at Joseph.Mastrosimone@washburn.edu.

Second, please also e-mail Joseph Mastrosimone with any information about conference announcements and calls for papers, employment or fellowship opportunities, honors and awards, and reports on recent conferences or other events of interest to the two Sections’ members.

Third, we want to include a list of relevant employment or labor law-related publications published in 2016.  These publications can be books, articles, and chapters.  We are working on compiling a list, but it would help us make sure not to miss your publications if you would send them to us!  So, please send an email with your relevant 2016 publications to Ms. Penny Fell at Penny.Fell@washburn.edu; use the subject line “Publications for AALS Newsletter”.  (Note: please hold your forthcoming 2017 publications for next year’s newsletter.  We’re looking for 2016 publications.)

Fourth and finally, we want to solicit anyone who would be interested in writing a brief description of a recent important labor and employment case or any significant new labor or employment legislation. Your subject could be a recent Supreme Court decision (including Fisher v. University of Texas, Heffernan v. City of Paterson, Tyson Foods, Inc. v. Bouaphakeo, Green v. Brennan, etc.), a significant NLRB decision (including Columbia University, Miller & Anderson, Inc., Piedmont Gardens, etc.), a significant circuit court decision or emerging circuit split, a state supreme court decision, or an innovative and potentially influential new federal, state, or local law. The description should be fairly short — it need not be more than a couple of paragraphs, and should definitely be under 2 pages.  If you're looking for an easy way to get your name out there or want a quick outlet for your ruminations about a case or new law, this could be a good opportunity.  Please let us know what you are interested in writing about — if you would like to do this, please email Joey Fishkin at jfishkin@law.utexas.edu by October 15 to indicate your interest and say what you’d like to write about.

Thank you very much for your help!

Joe & Joey

September 14, 2016 in Conferences & Colloquia, Faculty Moves, Faculty News, Faculty Presentations, Labor and Employment News | Permalink | Comments (0)

Call for Panelists on Symposium on the Future of Labor & Employment Law

The Washburn Law Journal and the Center for Law and Government are hosting a symposium on the “Future of Labor and Employment Law: Power, Policies, and Politics” to be held on February 23, 2017 at Washburn University.  From the call:

With Congress gridlocked, federal agencies are increasingly at the forefront of regulatory change in labor and employment law. Supporters of these administrative initiatives defend them as both necessary and commendable. Meanwhile, critics challenge the form, scope, and substance of these agency actions. This symposium bridges these competing viewpoints across a variety of cutting-edge labor and employment law issues.

The symposium will feature a keynote address and three panel discussions comprised of nationally recognized experts in the field. The three panels will cover:

- The EEOC's Expansion of Title VII to Include Sexual Orientation Discrimination

- Religious Freedom and Accommodation Issues Arising from Regulatory Expansions

- The Stubborn Problem of Unpaid, Unregulated, and Illegal Labor

More information about the event and the panels can be found at: http://washburnlaw.edu/futureoflaborlaw. The Law Journal is eagerly seeking panelists for this event.  Speakers have the opportunity to publish articles based on their presentation in the Summer 2017 issue of the Washburn Law Journal.  Articles from Journal’s 2013 labor and employment law focused symposium can be found at: http://washburnlaw.edu/publications/wlj/issues/52-3.html. Proposals should be sent to Cristen Hintze, Editor-in-Chief, at cristen.hintze@washburnlaw.edu. The Journal will consider proposals on a rolling basis.

 

This looks to be a very interesting event, so check it out.

-JH

September 14, 2016 in Conferences & Colloquia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, August 26, 2016

Call for papers from the Center for Applied Feminism & Intersectionality

The Center for Applied Feminism (Baltimore) has a call for papers that will be of interest to some of our readers:

CALL FOR PAPERS

APPLIED FEMINISM AND INTERSECTIONALITY: 

EXAMINING LAW THROUGH THE LENS OF MULTIPLE IDENTITIES

The Center on Applied Feminism at the University of Baltimore School of Law seeks paper proposals for the Tenth Anniversary of the Feminist Legal Theory Conference.  We hope you will join us for this exciting celebration on March 30-31, 2017.

This year, the conference will explore how intersecting identities inform -- or should inform -- feminist legal theory and justice-oriented legal practice, legal systems, legal policy, and legal activism. Beginning in 1989, Kimberlé Crenshaw identified the need for law to recognize persons as representing multiple intersecting identities, not only one identity (such as female) to the exclusion of another (such as African American). Intersectionality theory unmasks how social systems oppress people in different ways.  While its origins are in exploring the intersection of race and gender, intersectionality theory now encompasses all intersecting identities including religion, ethnicity, citizenship, class, disability, and sexual orientation. Today, intersectionality theory is an important part of the Black Lives Matter and #SayHerName movements. For more information, see https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-theory/wp/2015/09/24/why-intersectionality-cant-wait/

We seek submissions of papers that focus on the topic of applied feminism and intersecting identities.  This conference aims to explore the following questions: What impact has intersectionality theory had on feminist legal theory?  How has it changed law and social policy? How does intersectionality help us understand and challenge different forms of oppression?  What is its transformative potential? What legal challenges are best suited to an intersectionality approach? How has intersectionality  theory changed over time and where might it go in the future?

We welcome proposals that consider these questions from a variety of substantive disciplines and perspectives. As always, the Center’s conference will serve as a forum for scholars, practitioners and activists to share ideas about applied feminism, focusing on connections between theory and practice to effectuate social change. The conference will be open to the public and will feature a keynote speaker. Past keynote speakers have included Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison, Dr. Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, Senators Barbara Mikulski and Amy Klobuchar, NOW President Terry O’Neill, EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum, and U.S. District Judge Nancy Gertner.

To submit a paper proposal, please submit an abstract by Friday October 28, 2016 to ubfeministconference@gmail.com. Your abstract must contain your full contact information and professional affiliation, as well as an email, phone number, and mailing address. In the “Re” line, please state: CAF Conference 2017. Abstracts should be no longer than one page. We will notify presenters of selected papers in November. About half the presenter slots will be reserved for authors who commit to publishing in the annual symposium volume of the University of Baltimore Law Review. Thus, please indicate at the bottom of your abstract whether you are submitting (1) solely to present or (2) to present and publish in the symposium volume. Authors who are interested in publishing in the Law Review will be strongly considered for publication. For all presenters, working drafts of papers will be due no later than March 3, 2017. Presenters are responsible for their own travel costs; the conference will provide a discounted hotel rate as well as meals.

We look forward to your submissions. If you have further questions, please contact Prof. Margaret Johnson at majohnson@ubalt.edu. For additional information about the conference, please visit law.ubalt.edu/caf.

MM

August 26, 2016 in Conferences & Colloquia, Employment Common Law, Employment Discrimination, Labor Law, Labor/Employment History, Pension and Benefits, Public Employment Law, Religion, Scholarship, Wage & Hour, Worklife Issues, Workplace Safety | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

COSELL Website Open for Registration

11th ANNUAL COLLOQUIUM FOR SCHOLARSHIP IN LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW (COSELL) - SEATTLE, WA - 23 (Friday) and 24(Saturday) September 2016

Information and link to registration:  http://www.law.uw.edu/events/cosell

Registration:  https://www.law.washington.edu/reg/cosell/default.aspx

The University of Washington and Seattle University will be co-sponsoring this year’s COSELL Conference on Friday and Saturday, September 23rd and 24th.  Rooms are being reserved at Hotel Deca, near the UW campus, for the nights of Thursday, Sept. 22nd through Saturday, Sept. 24th.  Rooms are priced at about $209/night - please reserve a hotel room as soon as possible given hotel attrition policies.   Light breakfast and lunch will be provided on Friday and Saturday, as well as a dinner on Friday night at the UW Club, overlooking Lake Washington.  Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is served by all major airlines, but particularly Alaska Air, Delta, Jet Blue and United.

The website has information about the hotel, and the registration page has space for you to enter your paper topic and an abstract.  Registration for the conference is open until 31 August 2016.  Please send any questions or concerns, whether it’s about the conference or “things to do in Seattle” to Prof. Lea Vaughn at lvaughn@uw.edu.  Thank you!

June 14, 2016 in Conferences & Colloquia, Faculty Presentations, Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, June 13, 2016

Call for Papers, AALS: Classifying Workers in the Gig Economy

AalsThe Executive Committee of the AALS Labor Relations and Employment Law Section announces that it is seeking abstracts as part of a Call for Papers to be presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting program in San Francisco. The program, titled Classifying Workers in the “Sharing” and “Gig” Economy, will take place on Thursday, January 5, 2017 from 8:30 am to 10:15 am.  Co-sponsored by the AALS Immigration Law, Business Associations, and Contracts Sections, this program will start immediately after a Breakfast jointly sponsored by the AALS Labor Relations and Employment Law and Employment Discrimination Sections held from 7 a.m. to 8:30 that morning.

This program will focus on the emerging trend of businesses using “on-demand” workers who share economic risks with those businesses as nominally independent contractors. These workers consider the job opportunity as an individual “gig,” characterized by flexibility conveniently gained from technology. State, federal, and local legislatures and related labor and employment law enforcement agencies have started to add items to this analysis beyond the typical “1099/W-2" common law control nomenclature. 

As a result, the question of who is an employee in the gig and sharing economy has become an ever-increasing concern. During the program, a panel of leading labor and employment law scholars will address this question from a multi-disciplinary approach including the examination of unique issues for business franchises and immigrant workers.

We are seeking an additional speaker who will present on a relevant topic, and we particularly encourage new voices to submit a paper abstract. Papers presented during this program may be published by the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal. To be considered as an additional speaker, please submit an abstract of no more than 400 words and a resume to Section Chair, Michael Z. Green, at mzgreen@law.tamu.edu by August 26, 2016.  The Executive Committee of the Section will decide on the additional speaker(s). Any selected speaker(s) will be responsible for his/her registration fee as well as hotel and travel expenses related to speaking at the program on January 5, 2017. Any inquiries about this Call for Papers should be submitted by e-mail to Professor Green.

MM

June 13, 2016 in Conferences & Colloquia, Employment Common Law, Faculty Presentations, Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (1)

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Annual Colloquium Save the Date

SAVE THE DATE: 11th ANNUAL COLLOQUIUM FOR SCHOLARSHIP IN LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW (COSELL) - SEATTLE, WA - 23 (Friday) and 24 (Saturday) September 2016

The University of Washington and Seattle University will be co-sponsoring this year’s COSELL Conference on Friday and Saturday, September 23rd and 24th.  Rooms are being reserved at Hotel Deca, near the UW campus, for the nights of Thursday, Sept. 22nd through Saturday, Sept. 24th.  Rooms are priced at about $209/night.  Light breakfast and lunch will be provided on Friday and Saturday, as well as a dinner on Friday night at the UW Club, overlooking Lake Washington.  Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is served by all major airlines, but particularly Alaska Air, Delta, Jet Blue and United.

The website will be posted soon.  In the meantime, please send an email indicating your interest and the title + abstract of any paper you wish to present to Prof. Lea Vaughn at lvaughn@uw.edu.  As soon as the site is up, she will let you know so that you can complete your formal registration. Thank you!

June 1, 2016 in Conferences & Colloquia, Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Call for Papers: Marco Biagi Conference 2017

    Here's the call for papers for the 15th International Conference in Commemoration of Professor Marco Biagi (Modena, Italy, March 20-21, 2017). The conference theme is Digital and Smart Work. From the call:

Focusing on the implications for employment, digitalization may be provisionally defined as encompassing work operations and processes brokered, organized or performed within digital platforms or by means of digital devices. In this perspective, digitalization cuts across different forms of employment (standard and non-standard), work organization (in-house performance and ICT-based mobile work), categories of workers (skilled and unskilled) and productive processes (material and immaterial). . . . .

[T]he conference will seek contributions from the international scholarly community on the following tracks:
1. Digitalization and management practices.
2. Digitalization, productivity and the labour market.
3. Digitalization, employment rights and collective representation.

To contribute a paper, submit an expression of interest by July 1, 2016. For details, see the Conference call for papers ( Download Call for papers Marco Biagi Conference 2017_Def1)  as well as here for past Marco Biagi conferences.

 

--Sachin Pandya

 

H/t: Susan Bisom-Rapp

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