Empower - The Campaign for Northeastern University


Annual Labor and Employment Panel and Reception

An evening program that will consist of two topical panel discussions followed by a networking reception with light refreshments and cocktails.

250 Dockser Hall
65 Forsyth Street
Boston, MA 02115

Panel I:
Let Me Leave!

Labor and Employment law specialists are grappling with an expansion in multiple forms of Leave of Absence,  such as those authorized by the Family and Medical Leave Act, by disability laws that require Reasonable Accommodation, by the recent MA Domestic Violence Leave Law, and by Paid Leave Laws, which are proliferating around the country.  

In this discussion, experts who handle these issues on a daily basis will  focus on answering surprisingly complex questions such as how much leave is an employee legally entitled to receive. Our experts will cover a wide terrain, including the EEOC's involvement in this field, developments such as the new Massachusetts law guaranteeing leave for employees impacted by domestic violence, and the growing number of jurisdictions that are passing or considering paid leave laws. Join us for a discussion in which experts will  consider together the current state of play concerning Leaves of Absence and the likely direction such laws will take in the future.

Moderator: Mark Irvings '75

Speakers include:
Margaret Paget '94
Tara Swartz '01
Sarah Turner '05

Panel II:
The Epic Struggle over Market Basket: One-Off Phenomenon or Window into the Future?

The recent bitter - and highly publicized - family feud over the Market Basket grocery chain raised a host of labor and employment law issues. What responsibilities do executives have towards employees and do employees owe loyalty in return? What are the legal ramifications of concerted action in a non-union environment? How do political realities alter determination of employer and employee rights? The improbable success of this grassroots campaign provides a context for discussing future developments, such as union organizing strategies in the wake of the National Labor Relations Board's recent rulings on "micro-units." Join us for a robust discussion of this case study.

Moderator: Mark Irvings '75

Speakers include:
Lori Jodoin '02
Joe McConnell '93
James Shaw '07

2014 Advisory Group:
Kevin Burke '08
Jeff Dretler '91
Mark Irvings '75
Jackie Kugell '92
Sheilah McCarthy '91

Please click here to register now!

Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Northeastern University School of Law , Dockser Hall, Room 250 65 Forsyth Street

Event Type



School of Law, Alumni/ae




No Cost

Sponsoring Organization

NUSL Office of Development and Alumni/ae Relations

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