The meeting, chiefly sponsored by the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, provides attendees the first opportunity to meet all five members of the NLRB since the board was revamped in September. The conference, which incorporates representatives of employees, unions and employers, will address all aspects of labor and employment law.
What: 7th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference
Sponsored by the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law
When: Nov. 6 – 9
Where: Hilton New Orleans Riverside
2 Poydras St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
The five members of the NLRB are scheduled to participate in a 75-minute panel, “Meet the National Labor Relations Board,” at 8 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 8 (Grand Salons 21 & 24). Since the end of 2011, the NLRB had operated without a quorum. In July, however, an agreement between Senate Democrats and Republicans to avoid changing the filibuster reform resulted in the confirmation of four new members of the board. The current board consists of Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce, Nancy J. Schiffer, Kent Y. Hirozawa, Philip A. Miscimarra and Harry I. Johnson III. All are expected to attend.
The conference will also explore the status of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act with a plenary session at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7 (Grand Ballroom C & D), as well as four breakout sessions related to different aspects of the landmark health care law.
Other highlights of the conference include:
“Employer Use of Criminal Background Checks” — Panelists, including Victoria A. Lipnic, a commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, will provide an update and best practices for employers using criminal background checks.
Thursday, Nov. 7, 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. (Grand Salons 3, 6 & 9)
“Can Employees Be Disciplined for Out-of-Work Behavior?” — Cathi Hunt, corporate counsel of Starbucks Coffee Co., joins three other attorneys to discuss the tensions between free speech and online and other activities that might reflect poorly on an employer, and whether a worker can be disciplined for off-work, legal behavior.
Saturday, Nov. 9, 8 – 9:15 a.m. (Grand Ballroom B)
A complete agenda can be found online
This event is free and open to the members of the media. For credentialing, please contact Bill Choyke at 202-662-1864 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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