Join us on Thursday, November 30, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for the School of Law's Annual Labor and Employment program. The evening program consists of two topical panel discussions, followed by a networking reception with light refreshments and cocktails.

Schedule: 
Panel I: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Panel II: 6:30-7:30 p.m. 
Networking reception: 7:30-8:30 p.m. 

Location: 
Northeastern University School of Law 
250 Dockser Hall (65 Forsyth Street) 
Reception held in lounge outside of 250 Dockser. 

Please click here to register online. Registration is required.

This year's post-panel networking reception is graciously sponsored by Morgan, Brown & Joy.

Panel Descriptions

Panel I
Working Around Uncertain – or Unfavorable – Courts, Agencies, and Congress
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To deal with unsettled or disadvantageous environments, unions and employers are utilizing various strategies and procedures to tip the balance of power in their favor, or at least towards equipoise.  Panelists will discuss things like neutrality agreements and non-NLRB elections, a focus on state and local legislation, and the state of the law regarding mandatory arbitration with and without class action waivers.

Moderator: 
Mark Irvings '75, Arbitrator/Mediator, Mark L. Irvings 

Panelists include:  
Kevin Burke '08, Associate, Littler Mendelson
Olivia Singer '15, Law Fellow, SEIU 32BJ
James Weliky '95, Partner, Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky

Panel II
The Google Dilemma – Balancing Diversity, Protected Speech, and a Workplace Free from Hostility
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The termination of Google employee James Damore after his posting questioning the capacity of women in the technology space raises a host of challenging questions that may compel attorneys in the field into unfamiliar legal positions. How would you advise your corporate client to handle such a well-publicized call to arms? What approach would you take if Damore called looking for representation, or a group of women asked you to file a hostile work environment claim if the company does not take firm action against the writer of the polemic?

Moderator: 
Mark Irvings '75, Arbitrator/Mediator, Mark L. Irvings 

Panelists include:
Rahsaan Hall '98, Director, Racial Justice Program, ACLU of Massachusetts 
Elizabeth Houlding '00, Partner, Peabody & Arnold
Paige Walker McKissock '13, Associate, Segal Roitman