Thursday, April 21, 2022

Bodie and Garden to Minnesota

As many readers know, Minnesota Law School two great labor and employment faculty members--Steve Befort (who is still teaching on an emeritus basis) and Laura Cooper--retired over the last couple of years. The school just hired their replacements and hit home runs for both: Matt Bodie (St. Louis) and Charlotte Garden (Seattle).

Congratulations to Matt & Charlotte!!

Jeff Hirsch

April 21, 2022 in Faculty Moves | Permalink | Comments (1)

Monday, April 18, 2022

NYC LERA: NYC’s Worker Protection Laws and its Impact on the Workplace

SpeakersBill Herbert (Hunter College, CUNY) tells us about the upcoming NYC LERA program NYC Workplace and Labor Law Update: A Look at NYC’s Worker Protection Laws and its Impact on the Workplace, April 26, 2022, 6 – 7:30 pm ET. Here's a description:

NYC regulatory agencies are charged with administering and/or enforcing municipal workplace laws intended to protect workers across various industries. These laws apply to workers of different socio-economic groups, tackling matters such as pay equity, workplace safety and other worker rights and protection issues. Our panel will address recent enforcement initiatives and its impact on employers, employees and the workplace.



April 18, 2022 in Conferences & Colloquia, Wage & Hour, Workplace Safety, Workplace Trends | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, April 11, 2022

DC LERA: Gig Economy in Europe

DcleraTequila Brooks tells us of the program Gig Economy in Europe: Examples from Sweden, Netherlands and Germany on Tuesday, April 26th, 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ET. Topics to be discussed include working conditions in the gig economy in Europe; policy proposals put forward by the European Commission; protection of gig workers under Swedish, Dutch, and German labor law; and employee participation in algorithmic systems in the context of work.


April 11, 2022 in Conferences & Colloquia, International & Comparative L.E.L. | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, April 4, 2022

Professor Porter to Lead Malin Institute for Law and the Workplace

I write with terrific news. The Martin H. Malin Institute for Law and the Workplace has named Professor Nicole Buonocore Porter as its new director. Nicole will be joining the Chicago-Kent faculty in the fall. 
Nicole is a member and on the Executive Committee of the Labor Law Group. She is a nationally known expert in disability law, and her research interests focus on the employment rights of women and individuals with disabilities.
Congratulations to Nicole and to Chicago-Kent on a great hire!
-- Sandra Sperino

April 4, 2022 | Permalink | Comments (0)