Issue: August 2018

A Message from the Co-Chairs

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

With the Midyear Meeting behind us, we want to thank Mike Delikat one last time for his contributions as Employer Co-chair of our Committee. Mike made significant contributions during his tenure, and we look forward to continuing to achieve the same level of success going forward.

We now look forward to the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law’s 12th Annual Conference, which will take place from November 7-10, 2018 in San Francisco, California. Registration is open and can be accessed at We will hold the International Labor and Employment Law Committee dinner on Thursday, November 8, which has become a wonderful annual tradition. Make sure you register soon for the Conference to take advantage of the early registration discounts.

Our Committee will present the following programs during the Conference, which will focus on current labor and employment issues around the globe:

  1. A panel on gender-based violence and harassment will discuss the continued evolution of the #MeToo movement and recent issues in human trafficking and gender violence in the workplace;
  2. A program on the Gig Economy will ask the tough questions of where we are and where we are going and whether the Gig Economy is in fact “working” anywhere and for anyone around the world.
  3. Finally, we will present a session focusing on how advocacy and litigation compare around the world in labor and employment disputes.

We are excited to begin planning our 2019 Midyear Meeting, which will be held May 5-9 in Buenos Aires, Argentina at the fabulous Duhau Palace Park Hyatt Hotel. This will be the first time our Committee travels to Latin America for a meeting, and we look forward to expanding our active group of attendees and members from Latin America. A Host Committee for Buenos Aires is already in formation; please reach out to us if you would like to be a member. Also, please send us your panel ideas and interest in being involved as a speaker or moderator. In addition, we are asking for early commitments on sponsorship opportunities for our Buenos Aires meeting.

Finally, we encourage all of you to submit articles for publication in this newsletter to our Editor, Professor Rick Bales.

We look forward to seeing you in November in San Francisco!

Warm regards,

Mike Delikat (Employer Co-chair), Owen Herrnstadt (Union & Employee Co-chair) and Katherine Blostein (Employee Co-chair)