| 35TH ANNUAL ROBERT FUCHS LABOR LAW CONFERENCE
National Labor Relations Board/U.S. Department of Labor
Sponsored with the Labor & Employment Law Sections of the:
Please Note: This course has already
Boston Bar Association
Connecticut Bar Association
Maine Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association
New Hamphire Bar Association
Rhode Island Bar Association
Vermont Bar Association
Date: Thursday, October 18, 2007
Location: Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont St., Boston, MA
Time: 12:30 PM - 05:30 PM
The 35th Annual Labor Law Conference addresses topics of critical importance to practitioners, analyzes recent developments and frames forthcoming issues. Providing an inside look at the General Counsel’s initiatives, focusing on 10(j) remedies and concerted protected activity is National Labor Relations Board Deputy General Counsel John E. Higgins, Jr., who is also a former NLRB Board Member and the Editor in Chief of the ABA’s The Developing Labor Law. Jonathan L. Snare, the Acting Solicitor of Labor, gives the Department of Labor’s keynote address on recent developments in the laws affecting the American workforce.
Through an analysis of several lead decisions by the President Bush Labor Board, Boston University Law Professor Harper explains how the federal courts can moderate policy oscillations without denying the Board an appropriate level of discretion. Joining him are former Board Member and current management attorney Marshall Babson, union attorney Shelley Kroll and Professor Marc Greenbaum. The Board decisions treated include the Oakwood Healthcare cases on the definition of supervisor under the Act, as well as decisions reversing law made by the Clinton Board.
The Department of Labor panel features a discussion of pertinent wage and hour issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act. You will learn about: the Motor Carrier Act exemption; comparison of federal versus state wage and hour claims; developments regarding the companionship exemption; and a discussion of the compensability of the practice of volunteering for one's employer. Moderated by James Glickman, Senior Trial Attorney at the U.S. Department of Labor Regional Solicitor's Office in Boston, the panel features Shannon Liss-Riordan and Ellen Kearns.
| S C H E D U L E / A G E N D A
|| REGISTRATION & COFFEE
|| WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS FOR THE NLRB
|Rosemary Pye, Regional Director
National Labor Relations Board, Boston, MA
|| NLRB KEYNOTE ADDRESS
|The NLRB: Where Has It Been, Where Is It Going, Where Is It Now?
- Protected Concerted Activity
- No Solicitation Rules
- First Contract Bargaining
- 10 (j) Injunctions
- General Counsel Initiatives
Deputy General Counsel John E. Higgins, Jr.
National Labor Relations Board, Washington, D.C.
|| WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS FOR THE DOL
|Frank McDermott, Regional Solicitor
U.S. Department of Labor, Boston, MA
|| DOL KEYNOTE ADDRESS
|Recent Developments in the Law Affecting the American Workforce
Acting Solicitor of Labor, Jonathan L. Snare
U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C.
NLRB PANEL EXAMPLES OF THE EXERCISE OF EXECUTIVE DISCRETION AT THE BUSH BOARD: STANDARDS OF REVIEW
- The New Oakwood Test for Supervisory Status
- The Employee Status of Graduate Student Assistants
- Bargaining Units for Employees of Joint Employers
- Weingarten in the Non-Union Setting
Professor Marc Greenbaum, Moderator
Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA
Professor Michael C. Harper
Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
Marshall B. Babson, Esq.
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, New York, NY
Shelley B. Kroll, Esq.
Segal, Roitman & Coleman, Boston, MA
DOL PANEL Developments under the New FLSA
- The Motor Carrier Act Exemption
- Development regarding the Companionship Exemptions
- Comparision of Federal versus State Wage and Hour Claims
- Compensability of the Practice of Volunteering for One’s Employer
James Glickman, Esq., Moderator
Senior Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Labor/Regional Solicitor Boston, MA
Ellen Kearns, Esq.
Foley & Lardner LLP, Boston, MA
Shannon Liss-Riordan, Esq.
Pyle, Rome, Lichten, Ehrenberg & Liss-Riordan, P.C. Boston, MA
| In addition, attorneys from the office of the Regional Solicitor’s office will be available at the conclusion of the FLSA panel to answer questions pertaining to OSHA and ERISA issues. |
|The day concludes with a networking and cocktail reception from 5:30-7:00. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to meet with your colleagues, program faculty, and the leaders of the labor and employment bar.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Tuition is $75.00, $69.00 for more than two registrations from the same office and $25.00 for govenment employees (includes book & reception).
GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES & MULTIPLE REGISTRANTS
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Please register early as space is limited. Registrations at the door will be permitted if space is available. Due to limited capacity, those who arrive late may be asked to view the plenary session in an overflow room. Please call in advance to confirm space availability.
Written requests for cancellations received via fax or email 24 hours prior to the program will be granted a refund, minus a $15 charge. If you cannot attend, you may send a substitute.
Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont St., Boston, MA
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