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EEOC, NLRB Officials to Brief ABA Labor and Employment Lawyers in Seattle

EEOC, NLRB Officials to Brief ABA Labor and Employment Lawyers in Seattle

By Daniel Buchanan

CHICAGO, Oct. 27, 2011—Officials from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board are among the experts who will update the 1,300 labor and employment lawyers meeting in Seattle Nov. 2-5 for the American Bar Association Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference.

News reporters may attend the conference at no charge, interview panelists by phone and receive conference materials. For media credentials or for other information, please contact Ira Pilchen, ira.pilchen@americanbar.org, 312-988-5743.

Please click here for a full conference agenda. Conference sessions include:

The Many Faces of Harassment—A 360-Degree Look at Litigating Claims of Harassment Discrimination. Panelists include William R. Tamayo, EEOC, San Francisco, and Genice Rabe, Northwest Workers’ Justice Project, Portland, Ore. (Nov. 3, 11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.).

Whistleblower Claims—A Flurry of Developments That Employment Lawyers Need to Understand. Panelists include Sean McKessy, SEC Whistleblower Office, Washington, D.C. (Nov. 3, 3:50 – 4:50 p.m.).

Meet the National Labor Relations Board. The current board and its predecessor have made significant changes in the interpretation and application of the National Labor Relations Act. NLRB commissioners from Washington, D.C., will serve as panelists (Nov. 3, 11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.).

Meet the National Labor Relations Board General Counsel. (Nov. 3, 3:50 – 4:50 p.m.)

Breaking News from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. EEOC commissioners from Washington, D.C., will serve as panelists (Nov. 4, 11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.).

In the Trenches: Meet the NLRB Regional Directors. Regional directors from Seattle, San Francisco and Denver will serve as panelists (Nov. 4, 11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.).

With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the world’s largest voluntary professional membership organization. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

The 25,000 members of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law represent all perspectives of labor and employment law: employer, union, employee, public, and neutral. All are committed to a balanced discussion of employment issues in the U.S. and abroad.

What:
ABA Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference,
sponsored by the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law

When:
Nov. 2 – 5

Where:
The Westin Seattle Hotel

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