Jani K. Rachelson and Lisa M. Gomez present at sessions at the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans’ 64th Annual Employee Benefits Conference in New Orleans, LA

October 14-17, 2018

Jani K. Rachelson and Lisa M. Gomez will present at sessions at the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans’ 64th Annual Employee Benefits Conference on October 14-17, 2018 in New Orleans, LA.  Ms. Rachelson will participate in a panel on “Plugging Leaks in Pension Plan Administration” that discusses possible issues with plan design and administration and how to address those leaks, as well as a panel on “Ask the Professionals” in which participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of attorneys and administrators. Ms. Gomez will present on “The Fund Office as an Employer” discussing compliance with employment laws and regulations, minimizing exposure to liability on discrimination and harassment issues, EEOC issues, benefit plan issues for the fund as an employer, and discipline and termination.

Stephen B. Moldof participates on panels at the 2019 ALI-CLE Airline and Railroad Labor and Employment Law Conference in Washington, DC

September 27-28, 2018

Stephen B. Moldof will be the co-planning chair and a speaker on multiple panels (including lead roles on the “International Labor and Employment Issues: International Conflicts” and “Introduction to the RLA, Representation, and Elections” programs) at the 2018 ALI-CLE Airline and Railroad Labor and Employment Law conference in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 27-28, 2018.  The conference will include presentations by the Chairs of the National Labor Relations Board and the National Mediation Board (NMB), staff of the NMB, and in-house and outside counsel representing labor and management.

 

Susan Davis presents at the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law 12th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference in San Francisco, CA

November 8-10, 2018

Susan Davis will present at the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law 12th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference on November 9, 2018 in San Francisco.  Ms. Davis will participate in a panel entitled “The Ethics of Collective Bargaining.”  The program will examine numerous ethical issues that arise in connection with negotiating collective bargaining agreements.

Susan Davis presents at the Thirtieth Teamsters Lawyers Conference in Montreal, Canada

September 24-26, 2018

Susan Davis will present at the Thirtieth Teamsters Lawyers Conference on September 24, 2018 in Montreal. Ms. Davis will speak on a panel entitled “Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace and at the Union Hall”. Her presentation will focus on the role unions can play in representing members in a #Metoo environment.

SAG-AFTRA reaches first-ever historic tentative three-year collective bargaining agreement with Telemundo covering Spanish-language television performers

July 12, 2018

After 15 months of negotiations, SAG-AFTRA reached a historic tentative three-year collective bargaining agreement with Telemundo Television Studios.  The agreement, which will be presented to the SAG-AFTRA National Board for ratification on July 21, is the first collective bargaining agreement covering Spanish-language television performers in the United States. Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP, SAG-AFTRA’s national counsel, represented the union in the March, 2017 NLRB election, the first NLRB election involving television actors in more than 60 years.  Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP partner Susan Davis served as co-negotiator with SAG-AFTRA General Counsel Duncan Crabtree Ireland.   An article regarding the contract can be found here .

Stephen Moldof has been elected Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section. As Vice Chair, he is also on the Section’s 5-person Executive Committee. The Section is the fourth largest in the ABA, with nearly 18,000 members.

August 10, 2018

Stephen Moldof has been elected Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section.  As Vice Chair, he is also on the Section’s 5-person Executive Committee.  The Section is the fourth largest in the ABA, with nearly 18,000 members.