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  • January 4, 2020
    10:30 am - 12:15 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A

    The 2018 elections produced a divided Congress but largely unified states. From Alaska to Florida, thirty-six states, covering more than three-quarters of the population, are now controlled by “trifectas,” with one party in charge of both legislative chambers and the governorship. At the same time, movements like #MeToo and Black Lives Matter; alt-labor groups at Uber, Lyft, and Google; and institutions like unions, trade associations, and think-tanks have been campaigning for scores of changes to the basic rules of workplace governance. The conditions and climate for significant worklaw reform have finally aligned—but not at the federal level. This panel reviews the recent developments with an eye toward the most likely, important, or ambitious proposals for state and locally-based employment, labor, and discrimination law reforms in the future. Innovative responses to Epic Systems v. Lewis, Janus v. AFSCME, contracting arrangements, gig work, wage theft, appearance codes, etc. will be considered.
    Business meeting at program conclusion. 

Date & Time
Veena Dubal, University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Terri Gerstein, Labor and Worklife Program, Harvard Law School

Wendy Greene, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law

Ann C. Hodges, The University of Richmond School of Law

Michael Oswalt, Northern Illinois University College of Law

Session Fees
  • [5240] Labor Relations Employment Law, Co-Sponsored by Employment Discrimination Law and Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation – Worklaw Reform: Federal Challenges, State Opportunities Discrimination Law : $0.00
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