June 15, 2018

Employment Rights and Responsibilities

The committee is concerned with developments in the law governing the rights and responsibilities of individual workers and their employers in the workplace, and the resolution of disputes between individual employees and employers. Areas of focus include: wrongful termination claims; employee privacy and other employment-based torts; covenants not to compete and the duty to preserve trade secrets; the expanding contingent workforce and the effects of corporate restructuring and worker dislocation; health and disability leaves; emerging statutory rights; the impact of technology and multinational employers on employment law; alternate dispute resolution mechanisms; class actions; and ERISA litigation. The committee is responsible for the publication of four state-by-state surveys with annual supplements (see Publications below, left).

Employee Duty of Loyalty: A State-by-State Survey

Employment at Will: A State-by-State Survey

Covenants Not to Compete: A State-by-State Survey

Tortious Interference in the Employment context: A State-by-State Survey

Trade Secrets: A State-by-State Survey

Papers presented at Committee Midwinter Meetings are archived and can be accessed using the link in the lefthand navigation column. More often than not, links will open new windows to Adobe PDF files. In some cases the link at the left will open directly to that year's agenda, there being no copies of anything else.

2018 Midwinter Meeting Papers

Winter 2015 ERR Newsletter

ERR Member Bloggers

Watch this space for updates regarding the 2019 Midwinter Meeting, which will be held March 20-23 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas. NV!

Use the following links to access a list of members via the Membership Directory according to affiliation:

Use this link to reach the listings of standing section committees and choose from the following practice affiliation list:

  • Employer/Management
  • Union & Employee
  • Employee/Plaintiff
  • Neutral/Public
  • Other

Alternatives to Litigation

Complex Litigation

Contingent Work Force

Contracts and Executive Compensation

Corporate Counsel Caucus

Covenants Not to Compete

Disabilities and Leave of Absence

Diversity Outreach & Inclusion TaskForce ("DOIT")

Employee Benefits

Employee Privacy

Employment at Will & Collateral Torts

Ethics & Professional Responsibility


International Law


State Law Developments

Statutory Rights


Trial and Appellate Advocacy


Workplace Investigations