NUSL's annual Labor and Employment Program provides a unique opportunity to hear from fellow grads, all of whom are recognized experts in the field of labor and employment law. Don't miss this chance to gain new connections and new perspectives on issues of critical importance to attorneys, judges, neutrals, government practitioners, union representatives, in-house counsel and human resources professionals. Anyone with an interest in labor and employment law is encouraged to attend! 

The 2019 School of Law Annual Labor and Employment program was held on Thursday, December 5, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in 250 Dockser Hall and consisted of two topical panel discussions, followed by a networking reception with light refreshments and cocktails.

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Panel 1:

Janus: A Death Knell or Wake-up Call for Unions?”

The first panel will address the impact of the US Supreme Court Janus case, involving limits on mandatory union membership, and specifically how that case has impacted collective bargaining relations and union representation in Massachusetts and beyond. The panel will address recent legislative efforts to limit the impact of Janus.

Panelists include: 
Ira Fader 85, General Counsel, Massachusetts Teachers Association, Division of Legal Services
Sheilah McCarthy ’91Labor and Employment Lawyer, Lenow & McCarthy
Desiree Murphy '13, Associate, Morgan, Brown & Joy

Moderator: 
Mark Irvings '75

Panel 2:
Evolving Issues in the Workplace and the Courts for LGBTQ and Nonbinary Workers

The second panel will examine evolving workplace issues regarding discrimination and accommodation based on issues of gender identity.

Panelists include: 
Jeffrey Dretler ’91, Partner, Rubin and Rudman
Arielle Kristan, Associate, Hirsch Roberts Weinstein
Michael Stefanilo ’12, Partner, Brody, Hardoon, Perkins & Kesten

Moderator: 
Mark Irvings '75

Advisory Planning Commitee Members: 
Mark Irvings '75, Arbitrator/Mediator, Mark L. Irvings, Esq. 
Joseph McConnell '93, Partner, Morgan, Brown & Joy
Ira Sills '77, Partner, Segal Roitman

This year's Labor and Employment Program is graciously sponsored by:  

MBJ