Annual Labor and Employment Program
Northeastern Law’s annual Labor and Employment Program provides a unique opportunity to hear from fellow grads, all of whom are recognized experts in the field of labor and employment law. Don’t miss this chance to gain new connections and new perspectives on issues of critical importance to attorneys, judges, neutrals, government practitioners, union representatives, in-house counsel and human resources professionals.
Anyone with an interest in labor and employment law is encouraged to attend this event.
Wednesday, December 6, 2023 | 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Northeastern University Alumni Center
716 Columbus Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston
If you live outside the state of Massachusetts, and you are interested in attending the event virtually, please message Julialnne Griffin at email@example.com.
PANEL 1 (LABOR)
The NLRB – It’s Not just for Union Shops Anymore!
Through Board decisions and General Counsel memos this year, the NLRB has taken an expansive view of employees’ rights to engage each other. Changes include how employers implement handbooks and work rules and directives to regions that non-compete agreements and confidentiality and non-disparagement clauses in severance agreements may infringe on employees’ section 7 rights.
General Counsel, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
Ryan Quinn ’19
Attorney, Segal Roitman
Joe McConnell ’93
Partner, Morgan Brown & Joy
PANEL 2 (EMPLOYMENT)
The Impact of Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions on DEI, LGBTQ+ Rights and Religious Accommodations
This past summer, the U.S Supreme Court issued a series of opinions with potentially broad impact on corporate diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals to public accommodation without discrimination and the way in which employers assess employee requests for religious accommodations. Our expert panel will explore the reach and limitations of these rulings and what steps individuals, businesses and other entities should take going forward to be in compliance with the law while protecting civil rights for all.
Joshua Abrams ’97
Senior Attorney, Office of General Counsel, Mass General Brigham; Adjunct Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law
Laurie Bishop ’08
Partner, Hirsch Roberts
Beth Meyers ’09
Partner, Burns & Levinson
Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), Northeastern University School of Law
With Thanks to Our 2023 Planning Committee:
Michelle De Oliveira ’12
Bryan Decker ’92
Jeff Dretler ’91
Jaclyn Kugell ’92
Stephen Linsky ’86
Dec 6, 2023
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm