Labor and Employment Law Alert: NYC Law Restricts Employer Inquiries into Job Candidates’ Salary History effective October 31, 2017

May 22, 2017

On May 4, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a bill that prohibits New York City employers from inquiring into or relying on a job applicant’s salary history in determining salary, benefits, or other compensation.  The purpose of the law, which will take effect on October 31, 2017, is to reduce the likelihood that women will be prejudiced by prior compensation levels, thereby helping to narrow the gender pay gap. [Read More]

Jani K. Rachelson and Marcelle J. Henry participate in the faculty for the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans’ course on Essentials of Multiemployer Trust Fund Administration in Brookfield, Wisconsin.

June 5-9, 2017

Jani K. Rachelson and Marcelle J. Henry will participate in the faculty for the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans’ course on Essentials of Multiemployer Trust Fund Administration in Brookfield, Wisconsin on June 5-9, 2017. They will give presentations on the “Legal and Regulatory Environment” and “Overview of Insurance for Funds, Trustees and Administrators”.

Stephen B. Moldof participates in a panel at the American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law’s International Labor and Employment Law Committee Midyear Meeting in Dublin, Ireland

May 10, 2017

Stephen B. Moldof will moderate and participate in a panel at the American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law’s International Labor and Employment Law Committee Midyear Meeting in Dublin, Ireland on May 10, 2017.  Mr. Moldof will participate in a panel titled The Legal and Other Challenges to the “Gig Economy” around the Globe: What’s the Score?” which will discuss the status of statutory, regulatory and court-based challenges to, as well as organizing drives directed at, “app-driven” businesses and their alternative work models in various countries, and solutions that are being crafted in an effort to compromise the clashing interests of stakeholders in those disputes.  The panel will also address how regulation of those businesses, as well as companies using contingent, temporary or zero hours workforces, may be affected by the changing political landscapes in the U.S., U.K., E.U. and elsewhere.

Wendy M. LaManque publishes an article in the Spring 2017 issue of the New York State Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Journal.

May 3, 2017

Wendy LaManque’s article, From Dissent to Majority: What Labor Lawyers Might Expect From the NLRB, has been published in the Spring 2017 issue of the New York State Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Journal.  This article addresses three issues likely to come before the Board in the next few years: the joint employer standard; whether graduate students enjoy collective bargaining rights under the NLRA; and the procedures to be followed in Representation cases.  A copy of the article can be found here: http://www.nysba.org/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=72271

Kate M. Swearengen’s article, E.I. DuPont and Manhattan Beer: How Far Do Weingarten Rights Extend? A Union Perspective, has been published in the Fall 2016 issue of the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law

April 13, 2017

Kate M. Swearengen’s article, E.I. DuPont and Manhattan Beer: How Far Do Weingarten Rights Extend? A Union Perspective, has been published in the Fall 2016 issue of the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law.  The article discusses two recent National Labor Relations Board cases on unionized workers’ rights to representation in employer disciplinary investigations.  A copy of the article can be found here.

Stephen B. Moldof serves as a planning co-chair of and speaks at the American Law Institute – Continuing Legal Education’s Airline and Railroad Labor and Employment Law 2017 Conference in Washington, DC

April 27-28, 2017

Stephen B. Moldof will serve as a planning co-chair of and will speak on a panels at the American Law Institute – Continuing Legal Education’s Airline and Railroad Labor and Employment Law 2017 Conference in Washington, DC on April 27-28, 2017.  The Conference will feature speakers from the National Mediation Board, arbitrators and mediators, industry and association representatives as well as private practitioners.  Mr. Moldof will speak on panels titled Introduction to Labor Relations in the Airline and Railroad Industries; Rights, Practical Campaign Strategy and Communications; Mock Negotiation Panel; The Status Quo, Strikes, Intermittent Work Stoppages, Picketing, Unilateral Action and Impasse Procedures; and International Labor and Employment Issues: International Conflicts.

Stephen B. Moldof speaks at the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Section’s Railway & Airline Labor Law Committee Meeting in Sonoma, CA

March 8-10, 2017

Stephen B. Moldof will speak on a panel at the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Section’s Railway and Airline Labor Law Committee’s meeting in Sonoma, CA on March 10, 2017.  The panel, Norwegian Airlines Long Haul Expansion Model: “Flag or Convenience” or “Fair Competition?”, will explore the various legal and labor implications raised by low-cost carrier Norwegian Airlines’ planned expansion of its long haul routes in the U.S., as well as discuss recent legal challenges raised in both the U.S. and Europe about same.

 

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