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Annual Labor and Employment Reception

Please join us for our annual Labor and Employment panel and reception on Thursday, November 30th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in 250 Dockser Hall. The evening program consists of two topical panel discussions, followed by a networking reception with light refreshments and cocktails. 

This year's post-panel networking reception is graciously sponsored by Morgan, Brown & Joy

Northeastern University School of Law
250 Dockser Hall (65 Forsyth Street) 

Please click here to register online. Registration is required.

PANEL 1: Working Around Uncertain – or Unfavorable – Courts, Agencies, and Congress

To deal with unsettled or disadvantageous environments, unions and employers are utilizing various strategies and procedures to tip the balance of power in their favor, or at least towards equipoise.  Panelists will discuss things like neutrality agreements and non-NLRB elections, a focus on state and local legislation, and the state of the law regarding mandatory arbitration with and without class action waivers.

Moderator: Mark Irvings '75, Arbitrator/Mediator, Mark L. Irvings 

Panelists include:

Kevin Burke '08, Associate, Littler Mendelson P.C.

Olivia Singer '15, Law Fellow, SEIU 32BJ

James Weliky '95, Partner, Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky P.C.

PANEL 2: The Google Dilemma – Balancing Diversity, Protected Speech, and a Workplace Free from Hostility

The termination of Google employee James Damore after his posting questioning the capacity of women in the technology space raises a host of challenging questions that may compel attorneys in the field into unfamiliar legal positions. How would you advise your corporate client to handle such a well-publicized call to arms? What approach would you take if Damore called looking for representation, or a group of women asked you to file a hostile work environment claim if the company does not take firm action against the writer of the polemic?

Moderator: Mark Irvings '75, Arbitrator/Mediator, Mark L. Irvings 

Panelists include:

Rahsaan Hall '98, Director, Racial Justics Program, ACLU of Massachusetts

Elizabeth Houlding '00, Partner, Peabody & Arnold

Paige Walker McKissock '13, Associate, Segal Roitman, LLP

Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Northeastern University School of Law, 250 Dockser Hall 65 Forsyth Street, Boston, MA 02115

Event Type

Panel/Roundtable Discussion, Career Building/Networking, Alumni


School of Law, Alumni/ae

Sponsoring Organization

NUSL Office of Development and Alumni/ae Relations

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