Melissa S. Woods Presents on Gender Discrimination in the 2020’s Workplace at the Practicing Law Institute (PLI) Employment Discrimination Law and Litigation 2021 Program

June 14, 2021

On June 14, 2021, Melissa S. Woods will present at the PLI’s Employment Discrimination Law and Litigation 2021 Program.  Ms. Woods will participate in a panel on Gender Discrimination in the 2020’s Workplace.  The panel will discuss how #MeToo and #TimesUp have influenced sexual harassment law and workplaces generally; what Covid-19 taught us about protections for women in the workplace; whether the landscape for gender claims changing; the impact of U.S. Soccer and other pay equity cases; whether AI will have an impact on gender discrimination claims; and whether AI is influenced by gender and the related workplace legal implications.

Please click here if you would like to register.  https://www.pli.edu/programs/employment-discrimination-law?t=live

Sharon Aguirre Moderates Employee Benefits Session at the Annual AFL-CIO Union Lawyers Alliance Conference

May 3, 2021

On May 3, 2021, Sharon Aguirre will moderate a presentation on “Benefits Litigation Update – Recent Developments and Things to Watch” at the Annual Union Lawyers Alliance Conference. The presentation will discuss recent Supreme Court decisions, withdrawal liability cases to watch, COVID-19 litigation, 401(k) plan excessive fee litigation, and developing case law regarding recovery of participant overpayments. 

If you would like to register, please click (here): https://ula-aflcio.org/ula-virtual-conference-registration/

Melissa S. Woods Presents at the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service 41st Arbitration Symposium

May 7, 2021

On May 7, 2021, Melissa Woods will participate in a panel on “Evidence and Proof: What It Takes” at the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service 41st Arbitration Symposium.  The panel will discuss what it takes to prove a case in arbitration, the Burden of Proof and Quantum of Proof, Evidence, Stipulations, Subpoenas and Virtual Arbitration Hearings.

If you would like to register, please click (here) https://form.jotform.com/210106243732139

Melissa S. Woods Presents At The American Bar Association’s 2021 Virtual Midwinter Meeting Of the Committee On Employment Rights & Responsibilities

March 17-19, 2021

On March 19, 2021, Ms. Woods will participate in a panel, “Changing Landscape of Title VII,” at the American Bar Association Midwinter meeting of the Committee on Employment Rights & Responsibilities.  The panel will examine the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) and its subsequent interpretations by the courts and discuss its relevancy in the current workplace landscape and social climate. They also will discuss the best practices for employers and attorneys as they attempt to navigate the complexities and nuance of the “new age” of Title VII.

 Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee

Melissa S. Woods presents at Global Sport Matters Live on the topic of Legal Action and Individual NFL Franchises

March 2, 2021

On March 2, 2021, Melissa S. Woods will participate in a panel on Legal Action and Individual NFL Franchises at Global Sport Matters Live, presented by Global Sport Institute and the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.  The panel will discuss how to further improve progress in hiring since the latest research findings from the Global Sports Institute show that the Rooney Rule has not had the intended impact nearly 20 years later, and the feasibility, desirability, and viability of legal action against National Football League franchises for discrimination in the hiring of head coaches.  For more information, see   https://globalsportmatters.com/events/2021/02/16/legalactionandnflowners/

Susan Davis presents at the American Bar Association’s 2021 Virtual Midwinter Meetings of the Committees on Developing Labor Law and Practice & Procedure Under the NLRA

March 3-5, 2021

On March 3, 2021, Ms. Davis will participate in a panel, “Update from the Office of the General Counsel: 2020 Enforcement Developments and 2021 Planned Initiatives,” at the American Bar Association joint meetings of the Committees on Developing Labor Law and Practice & Procedure Under the NLRA.  The panel will discuss initiatives of the Acting General Counsel, steps he has taken to reverse actions of the prior General Counsel, motions he has filed before the National Labor Relations Board, and his new approach to working with the Regions.

Melissa S. Woods Presents on Harassment/ Discriminatory Conduct and Legal Ethics at the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law, Committee on Development of the Law under the NLRA’s 2021 Virtual Midwinter Meeting

On March 1, 2021, Ms. Woods will participate in a panel on Harassment/Discriminatory Conduct and Legal Ethics at the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law, Committee on Development of the Law under the NLRA’s 2021 Virtual Midwinter Meeting.  The panel will discuss the possibility of interpreting harassing and/or discriminatory conduct related to the practice of law as an ethics violation under ABA Model Rule 8.4(g).  Please click here if you would like to register.

 

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