Friday, November 8, 2019

ILO Conference on the Future of Global Labor Rights

IloThanks to Tequila Brooks for sending information about Continuing the Struggle: The ILO Centenary and the Future of Global Worker Rights. The conference will be November 21-22, 2019, at Georgetown University.

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November 8, 2019 in Conferences & Colloquia, International & Comparative L.E.L. | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Symposium: International Trade, Worker Rights, and Development

Wash collThanks to Tequila Brooks for forwarding an announcement from Desiree (LeClercq) Ganz about this upcoming symposium at American University - Washington College of Law. The symposium, on International Trade, Development, and Worker Rights, will be on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, and will include as speakers high-level officials from the ILO, World Trade Organization, and World Bank, among others. Here's the symposium brochure.

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October 22, 2019 in Conferences & Colloquia, International & Comparative L.E.L. | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, October 21, 2019

CkCésar Rosado writes to tell us about an upcoming symposium at Chicago-Kent on Thursday, November 14, 2019: Alt-Labor Law: The State of the Law of the New Labor Movement. Here's a schedule of the symposium; here's a description:

This proposed symposium will bring together a group of highly accomplished scholars who have been writing about nontraditional labor organizing and other ways to break and redistribute economic power to describe the current state of the law pertaining to “alt-labor,” or what the volume will refer to as “alt-labor law.” Parts of alt-labor law lie within traditional labor and employment law, but a lot of it does not. Alt-labor law includes first amendment protections used by non-employee labor unions and worker centers, laws regulating non-for-profit associations, state laws dealing with industry wide-minimum wage setting and voluntary dues deduction, and anti-trust laws that impinge on the rights of independent contractor unions, among others.

This proposed volume of the Chicago-Kent Law Review volume will serve as a research tool for academics, policy makers, and legal practitioners. They will have, in one place, the state of the law of this fledgling legal field. The live discussion at Chicago-Kent will help these scholars learn about the disparate and discreet pieces of the law of alt-labor to enrich the final drafts of their articles. It will also attract a public interested in alt-labor, not least in Chicago, home of many very active alt-labor groups.

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October 21, 2019 in Conferences & Colloquia, Labor Law, Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Casting All Shreds of Modesty Aside...

Some readers might be interested in a symposium the Seton Hall Law Review is sponsoring about my work. Scheduled for November 1, it really has a star-studded collection of scholars discussing various aspects of the topics I've written on for lo these many years. In short, there's something for almost everyone in the employment law universe and all are welcome.

And, no, this doesn't mean I'm retiring either from scholarship or Seton Hall! 

A Symposium in Honor of the Work of Charles A. Sullivan

November 1, 2019

8:15 am:                       Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:15 am:               Welcome

Daniel F. Carola, Symposium Editor, Seton Hall Law Review, Seton Hall University School of Law

Kathleen M. Boozang, Dean and Professor of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law

9:15-9:30 am:               Overview

Timothy P. Glynn, Seton Hall University School of Law

 9:30-11:00 am:            Panel One: Faithless Servants, Employment Contracts, and the Sullivan Perspective

Rachel S. Arnow-Richman, University of Denver Sturm School of Law, Faithless Servants, Neglected Children:  Revisiting Sullivan’s Work on Employee Competition with a 2020 Vision

Matthew T. Bodie, St. Louis University School of Law, Taking Employment Contracts Seriously

Samuel Estreicher, New York University School of Law, Duty of Loyalty, Faithless Servants, and the Restatement of Employment Law

11:00-11:15 am:           Break

11:15-12:45 pm:           Panel Two: Antidiscrimination Insights: Causation, the Cat’s Paw, and Age Discrimination

William R. Corbett, Louisiana State University Law Center, Explorations with Charlie Sullivan: Theorizing a Larger Universe of Employment Discrimination Law

Sandra F. Sperino, University of Cincinnati College of Law, Charlie Sullivan Kills the Cat's Paw

Rebecca Hanner White, University of Georgia School of Law, Aging on Air

12:45-1:45 pm:             Lunch

1:45 – 3:15 pm:            Panel Three:  Social Change and Workplace Law

Michael Z. Green, Texas A&M University School of Law, Mediating Mental Illness as a Workplace Accommodation

Ann C. McGinley, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, MeToo Backlash or Common Sense?: It’s Complicated

Sachin S. Pandya, University of Connecticut School of Law, On Evidence of Social Networks in Employment Law:  Conjectures From Charlie Sullivan’s Shoulders

3:15-3:30 pm:               Break

3:30-5:00 pm:               Panel Four: Disparate Impact and the Future of Workplace Justice

Tristin K. Green, University of San Francisco School of Law, The Juxtaposition Turn: Watson v. Fort Worth Bank

Michael Selmi, Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Bending Towards Workplace Justice

Steven L. Willborn, Nebraska College of Law, Two Takes on Charlie’s Disparate Impact

5:00 pm:                      Closing Remarks

Tatiana S. Laing, Editor-in-Chief, Seton Hall Law Review, Seton Hall University School of Law

 

CAS

October 12, 2019 in Conferences & Colloquia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Participate in SEALS Labor & Employment Law Panels

The Southeastern Association of Law Schools is now accepting panel proposals for its 2020 conference. For anyone who typically goes to SEALS, you know that there are typically several labor and employment law panels, in large part thanks to the work of Michael Green. Iif you're planning on attending this summer or are just thinking about it (and if you are, you should go--email me and I can tell you why), I'm writing to encourage you to let me know if you're interested in participating in panels or--even better--putting together one. The process is very easy and discussion groups leave a lot of room for flexibility on both topics and participants.

So, email me at jmhirsch@email.unc.edu if you have any interest--no need to commit fully yet. And while I look forward to hearing from people who come regularly, I'd also love to hear from newcomers, especially more junior academics.

Jeff Hirsch

October 10, 2019 in Conferences & Colloquia, Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, September 9, 2019

Cornell ILR's Conference on Labor and the U.S. Constitution

Cornell ILR Professor James Gross has organized a conference on the Labor and the U.S. Constitution for September 26-28, 2019 in New York City.  Conference presenters include Charlotte Garden, Cindy Estland, Catherine Fisk, Sophia Lee, Maria Ontiveris, Ruben Garcia, Jim Pope, Jim Brudney and many others.
 
Check out this link for a full list of the great presenters and registration information.
 
Jeff Hirsch

 

September 9, 2019 in Conferences & Colloquia, Labor and Employment News | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, September 6, 2019

CFP Biagi Conference

BiagiSusan Bisom-Rapp reminds us that the deadline for submitting a proposal to this year's Biagi Conference is Monday. Here's an excerpt from the call for papers:

[T]he call for papers of the 18th International Conference in commemoration of Prof Marco Biagi has been opened. The conference will take place in Modena (Italy) on 19 and 20 March 2020, and will be entitled "Beyond Employment: Protecting Autonomous Work".

The Scientific Committee welcomes the submission of proposals for papers or panels by the members of the international scholarly community.The proposals should be submitted by 9 September 2019 by email to the address: marcobiagiconference@unimore.it. More details on the call and the conference are available here.

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September 6, 2019 in Conferences & Colloquia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Call for Papers: USF Symposium

Friend-of-Blog Maria Ontiveros sends along the following Call-for-Papers:

University of San Francisco Volume 54 Law Review is holding a Symposium on January 31, 2020 on “Access to Justice in the Contemporary Workplace.” We are seeking proposals for articles to be included in the issue and presentations to be made at the event. Priority will be given to presenters who will be submitting articles for publication. Dependent on availability, we will consider publishing articles even where the author cannot attend the Symposium. The Symposium will focus broadly on analyzing the policies, practices, and barriers that may restrict an individual’s access to the legal system in the field of labor and employment law. This invitation includes an inquiry into the role of the rule of law and confidence in the legal structures that provide impartiality in labor and employment law.

Specific panels or topics could include, but are not limited to the following: Protections or lack thereof for gig-economy workers; Barriers that prevent meaningful advancement in ending sexual harassment; The chilling effect of threats of retaliation; Unequal treatment and protections for low-wage and immigrant workers; Unique issues in the tech industry; Bans on class actions; The rise of mandatory arbitration; Lack of statutory protections for LGBTQ+ workers; The decline of traditional unions; and Concerns regarding continued respect for stare decisis and the weight of precedent.

If you would like to participate, submit a 500-word abstract summarizing your article or describing your proposed presentation by September 30, 2019. Offers will be sent shortly thereafter and no later than October 14, 2019. Selected Symposium articles will be included in our Spring 2020 issue that will be published in Summer 2020 or a future issue. In order to meet this deadline, completed first drafts of articles will be due by February 10, 2020 and preferably consist of 7,000 to 11,000 words. Limited funds are available to cover travel and hotel for symposium participants; however, we are not in the position to offer per diem stipends or honorarium.

All article submissions, Symposium participation inquiries, or questions should be directed to Sophia Terrassi, Symposium Editor at srterrassi@usfca.edu.

September 4, 2019 in Conferences & Colloquia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, August 12, 2019

Last Call: COSELL at UNLV on Oct. 10-12

Ann McGinley and Ruben Garcia at UNLV wish to remind you that registration for the 14th Annual Colloquium on Scholarship on Labor and Employment Law (COSELL) is still open, BUT IT IS CLOSING SOON (August 31).

The colloquium takes place from October 10-12 in Las Vegas. Remember to register and get your hotel rooms now before the prices go up!  Here's the link to the website for registration and other information:

https://law.unlv.edu/event/14th-annual-colloquium-scholarship-employment-and-labor-law

August 12, 2019 in Conferences & Colloquia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, July 19, 2019

CFP: Biagi Conference on "Beyond Employment: Protecting Autonomous Work"

BiagiThanks to Susan Bisom-Rapp for forwarding the following call for papers:

[T]he call for papers of the 18th International Conference in commemoration of Prof Marco Biagi has been opened. The conference will take place in Modena (Italy) on 19 and 20 March 2020, and will be entitled "Beyond Employment: Protecting Autonomous Work".

The Scientific Committee welcomes the submission of proposals for papers or panels by the members of the international scholarly community.The proposals should be submitted by 9 September 2019 by email to the address: marcobiagiconference@unimore.it. More details on the call and the conference are available here.

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July 19, 2019 in Conferences & Colloquia, International & Comparative L.E.L. | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

2019-20 LEL Conferences and Symposia

AcadApart from the COSELL and the AALS session described in the post below, I'm not aware of any LEL-themed academic conferences or live symposia in the U.S. for AY 2019-20. If you know of any, would you please add a brief description and link as a comment to this post? Many thanks,

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July 17, 2019 in Conferences & Colloquia, Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (1)

Call for Papers: New and Emerging Voices in Workplace Law Session at 2020 AALS Annual Meeting

Aals

Thanks to Stephanie Bornstein for sending along this CFP:

The AALS Section on Employment Discrimination Law and the AALS Section on Labor Relations and Employment Law invite submissions for a joint program, New and Emerging Voices in Workplace Law, at the AALS 2020 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, on Saturday, January 4, 2020, from 3:30-5:15 p.m.

About. This works-in-progress session will give emerging workplace law scholars the opportunity for engagement on a current project with leaders in the field. Each selected scholar will present a work-in-progress and receive comments from an assigned commentator, as well as from an audience of other scholars in the field. The session will provide newer scholars with a supportive environment in which to receive constructive feedback.

Eligibility. Full-time faculty members of AALS member and fee-paid law schools are eligible to submit proposals. This call for papers is targeted to scholars with seven or fewer years of full-time teaching experience. Visitors (not full-time on a different faculty) and fellows are eligible to apply to present at this session.

Submission Format. Please submit an abstract, précis, and/or introduction of the article that is sufficiently developed to allow the reviewers to evaluate the thesis and proposed execution of the project.

Submission Instructions. To be considered, proposals should be submitted electronically to Professors Stephanie Bornstein, at bornstein@law.ufl.edu, and Michael Oswalt, at moswalt@niu.edu. The deadline for submission is Sunday, September 1, 2019.

Selection. Presenters will be selected after review by the Chairs of both sections. Selected authors will be notified by September 27, 2019. Presenters will be responsible for paying their annual meeting registration fee and travel expenses. To facilitate valuable feedback at the session, presenters should provide a substantial draft by December 1, 2019.

Questions. Any inquiries about the Call for Papers should be submitted to the Chair for the Section on Employment Discrimination Law, Stephanie Bornstein, at bornstein@law.ufl.edu, and/or the Chair for the Section on Labor Relations and Employment Law, Michael Oswalt, at moswalt@niu.edu.

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July 17, 2019 in Conferences & Colloquia, Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Reminder: COSELL at UNLV On Oct. 12-14

Ruben Garcia and Ann McGinley (UNLV) wish to remind you that registration for the 14th Annual Colloquium on Scholarship in Employment and Labor Law (COSELL) is still open. The colloquium takes place from October 10-12 in Las Vegas. They recommend that you register and get your hotel rooms now before the prices go up!

Here's the link to the website for registration and other information: (https://law.unlv.edu/event/14th-annual-colloquium-scholarship-employment-and-labor-law

July 11, 2019 in Conferences & Colloquia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Conference: Inequity, Collective Bargaining, and Higher Education

Bill Herbert writes that about the Call for Papers for the 47th annual conference of the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions at Hunter College.  The conference will be held on March 29-31, 2020.  The theme of the conference will be Inequality, Collective Bargaining, and Higher Education.  Proposed papers, panels, or workshops are due September6, 2019 to 2020 Abstract Dropbox.

Check out the Call for Papers link to see all of the interesting topics being solicited, both for paper presentations and interactive workshops.

-Jeff Hirsch

 

 

June 9, 2019 in Conferences & Colloquia, Labor Law | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Call for Proposals for the Third Annual Equality Law Scholars’ Forum

Building on the success of the Inaugural Equality Law Scholars’ Forum held at UC Berkeley Law in 2017 and at UC Davis Law in 2018, and in the spirit of academic engagement and mentoring in the area of Equality Law, we (Tristin Green, University of San Francisco; Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Boston University; and Leticia Saucedo, UC Davis) announce the Third Annual Equality Law Scholars’ Forum to be held in Spring 2020. 

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 five relatively junior scholars (untenured, newly tenured, or prospective professors) in the U.S. 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 Forum will take place all day Friday through lunch on Saturday.  Participants are expected to attend the full Forum.  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 March 13-14, 2020 at the University of San Francisco School of Law.

Junior scholars are invited to submit abstracts of proposed papers, 3-5 pages in length, by August 1, 2019.

Full drafts of papers must be available for circulation to participants by February 28, 2020.

Proposals should be submitted to:

Leticia Saucedo, UC Davis School of Law, lmsaucedo@ucdavis.edu.  Electronic submissions via email are preferred.

 

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May 26, 2019 in Conferences & Colloquia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, April 4, 2019

LLRN 4 (Valaparasio, Chile) Program

The program for the 4th LLRN Conference has been announced and, as usual it looks really interesting (except maybe that Future of Work panel  . . .).

You can get the program here: http://www.pucv.cl/uuaa/derecho-del-trabajo/programa/2017-10-11/152305.html

The organizers also send a reminder that the registration deadline and submission for papers is May 25.

-Jeff Hirsch

 

April 4, 2019 in Conferences & Colloquia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Chapman Law Review Call for Papers--OSHA and Other Acts of 1970

Chapman Law Review is holding a call for papers for their next symposium issue: "A 50-Year Retrospective on Major Laws of the 91st Congress." The focus will be on legislation that came out of that period, including OSHA (also the National Environmental Policy Act, the Organized Crime Control Act, the Housing and Urban Development Act, and more). Abstracts of 1,000-1,500 words, along with a current CV, are due June 1, 2019 to Caroline J. Cordova (cordo115@mail.chapman.edu). Deadline for completed papers is August 26, 2019. 
 
You can get more info here: Call for Papers - Chapman Law Review.
 
-Jeff Hirsch

April 4, 2019 in Conferences & Colloquia, Scholarship, Workplace Safety | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Disability Rights at UDC

ConferenceMarcy Karin (UDC) sends word that on March 29th, the UDC Law Review is hosting its annual symposium, Disability Rights: Past, Present, and Future.  The focus of the symposium will be on protecting and improving disability rights in today’s challenging environment and tomorrow’s uncertain future.  Chai Feldblum, former Commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, will be the keynote speaker.  A number of friends of the blog are speaking on a range of topics, including:  The ADAAA at 10; Disability and the #MeToo Movement; Disability, Police Interactions, and the Criminal Justice System; Disability and Education; Disability, Leave, and Caregiving; and Disability Beyond the Workplace. 

Anyone in the DMV area – or who wants to see the cherry blossoms and come to the DMV area—is welcome to join for any part of the day-long dialogue about disability rights.  Registration (and a full panel/speaker list) is available at bit.ly/DisabilitySymposium.  The Law Review’s related call for papers is here: Download UDC Law Review Call for Papers - Disability Rights.   

In addition to the symposium, UDC is hosting a reception at Arent Fox at 6pm on March 28th to kick-off the symposium and launch The ADA Project, a new public education resource from the UDC Legislation Clinic and Quinnipiac University Civil Justice Clinic.  Registration for the reception is available at bit.ly/TheADAProject.

This looks great!

MM

March 27, 2019 in Conferences & Colloquia, Disability, Employment Discrimination, Worklife Issues | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, February 8, 2019

Biagi Conference March 18-19

BiagiThanks to Susan Bisom-Rapp (Thomas Jefferson, and a member of the Biagi Foundation's Academic Advisory Board) for sending word of the Seventeenth International Conference in Commemoration of prof Marco Biagi. The conference is entitled "The Collective Dimension(s) of Employment Relations. Organizational and Regulatory Challenges in a World of Work in Transformation", is organized by the Marco Biagi Foundation at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, and will take place in Modena (Italy) on March 18th and 19th, 2019. Attendance to the conference is free. Here's more information, including the Conference program and the registration form.

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February 8, 2019 in Conferences & Colloquia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, December 7, 2018

Peggy Browning Fellowships

PbfThe deadline for students to apply for Peggy Browning Fund 2019 Summer Fellowships is fast approaching. Now would be a good time to encourage students to apply. Complete information is available here.

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December 7, 2018 in Conferences & Colloquia, Labor Law | Permalink | Comments (0)