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”.

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.

 

Susan Davis speaks at the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Section’s Committee on Practice & Procedure Under the NLRA’s 2017 Midwinter Meeting in Rancho Mirage, CA

March 1-4, 2017

Susan Davis will speak on a panel at the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Section’s Committee on Practice & Procedure Under the NLRA’s 2017 Midwinter meeting in Rancho Mirage, CA on March 1, 2017.  The panel, Election Post-Mortem: What Does this Mean for the Board, will discuss the impact of the recent Presidential election on the current Board’s composition and decisions.

Jani K. Rachelson, Lisa M. Gomez and Marcelle J. Henry appear on panels at the American Bar Association Labor & Employment Section Employee Benefits Committee Midwinter Meeting in Austin, TX

February 8-12, 2017

Jani K. RachelsonLisa M. Gomez and Marcelle J. Henry appeared  on panels at the American Bar Association Labor & Employment Section Employee Benefits Committee Midwinter Meeting in Austin, TX on February 8-12, 2017. Jani participated on a panel for a session titled “The Impact of New IRS Rules on Severance Agreements,” which discussed the key requirements of Sections 409A and 457 of the Internal Revenue Code and the steps parties should take to ensure compliance with new IRS rules, as well as best practices for reviewing nonqualified deferred compensation plans, employment agreements and other severance agreements.  Lisa participated on a panel for a session titled “Litigating an Individual Health Clam,” which discussed each phase of litigation of a denied health benefit, including best practices for settlement and dealing with subrogation issues.  Marcelle participated on a panel for a session titled “Mental Health Parity Litigation and Design Issues”, which focused on the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act and similar state parity laws and examined issues including standing, the propriety of class actions, the interaction of state and federal laws, and plan design.  Marcelle also helped organize a diversity luncheon and visited a nearby law school to network with minority students seeking information about employee benefits law.

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