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. This year’s program will be held virtually over Zoom and anyone with an interest in labor and employment law is encouraged to attend.

Thursday, February 24, 5:30 - 7:30 PM | Zoom


David Prouty

Panel 1
What to Expect from the Biden NLRB
Join National Labor Relations Board Member David Prouty and other panelists for a review of recent NLRB decisions, a discussion of how the NLRB general counsel’s enforcement strategy is already shaping both organized and non-union workplaces and a look at what labor and management advocates expect in future NLRB decisions and rulemaking. Board Member Prouty will also share his insights into a “day in the life” of a new NLRB Member.

Panelists include:
Jasper Groner ’11, Associate, Segal Roitman
Valerie Jackson ’13, Associate, JacksonLewis
Desiree Murphy ’13, Senior Labor and Employee Relations Specialist, UMass Memorial Medical Center
David Prouty, Member, National Labor Relations Board

Valerie Jackson ’13
, Associate, JacksonLewis

Panel 2
The Current State of Employer Obligations and Employee Rights in A COVID-19 Pandemic Workplace
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic and lasting impact on the workplace. Employers have had to adapt to new and shifting government mandates and guidelines. Given the fast-spreading Omicron variant, employees once again want to know their rights to work from home and to care for children and sick family members. This panel will address the current status of mandates, whether employees can refuse to get vaccinated for health or religious reasons, and related issues raised by an increasingly remote workforce.

Panelists include:
Gavriela Bogin-Farber ’12, Associate, Sherin and Lodgen
Emma Leheny ’97, Principal Deputy General Counsel, US Department of Education
Seema Lynch ’92, Corporate Counsel, Labor and Employment, Abiomed
Kristin McGurn ’91, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw

Emma Leheny ’97
Principal Deputy General Counsel, US Department of Education

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Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from some of the best practitioners and professionals in the labor and employment arena.

Special thanks to our advisory team:
Jeffrey Dretler ’91Rubin and Rudman LLP
Stephen Linsky ’86Family Co-Mediation
Joshua Nadreau ’13Fisher & Phillips LLP



February 24, 2022

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

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