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October 29, 2019

Pay equity, Supreme Court, #MeToo, among topics at ABA labor and employment meeting

CHICAGO, Oct. 29, 2019 — Leading practitioners representing employees, employers, unions and government agencies as well as neutrals, in-house counsel and academics from across the country will hear the latest on a host of issues during the 13th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference presented by the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law, Nov. 6-9 in New Orleans.  

13th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference
Sponsored by the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law

Wednesday-Saturday, Nov. 6-9

Hilton New Orleans Riverside
2 Poydras St
New Orleans, La. 70130

The conference will examine recent Supreme Court decisions, new developments in pay equity and #MeToo litigation, the impact of the Trump administration on labor and employment law and conversations with the National Labor Relations Board.

Highlights include:

“Diversity and Inclusion Luncheon” – Ted Shaw, the former director-counsel and president of the NAACP legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. will address attendees. Shaw is the director of the Center for Civil Rights at the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill.
Thursday 12:45 – 2:15 p.m.

“The Changing Workplace” – This program will explore how terms and conditions of employment and the nature of the workplace are changing, take an in-depth look at where the workplace is headed, explore how changes in labor and employment laws may have impacted these developments, and assess the future implications of these changes for workers, employers and unions.
Thursday, 4 – 5:15 p.m.

“ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law Award Presentations”

  • James Baird of Clark Baird Smith LLP of Rosemont, Ill., will be awarded the 2019 Arvid Anderson Public Sector Labor and Employment Attorney of the Year Award, which recognizes valuable contributions to public sector labor and employment law.
  • The Women’s Law Center of Maryland’s Employment Law Hotline Project will receive the 2019 Frances Perkins Public Service Award, which recognizes individuals or organizations that provide labor and employment law services to persons of limited means or to nonprofit, governmental, civic, community or religious organizations designed primarily to address the needs of individuals with limited means.

Friday, 9:45 – 10 a.m.

“The Power of People Analytics”— Panelists will examine the impact of people analytics, how employers are using data to further business goals such as recruiting and selecting employees, increasing productivity, improving employee morale, and implementing diversity and inclusion initiatives as well as the questions the data collection raises.
Friday, 10 – 11:15 a.m.

A complete agenda can be found online.

This event is free for members of the press. For media credentialing and more information, please contact Julie Brown at 312-988-6133 or [email protected].

The ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law has more than 15,000 members who represent all perspectives of labor and employment law: management, union, plaintiff, neutral and public. The Section is committed to a balanced discussion of labor and employment law issues throughout the world.

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