Labor Employment Law Section

Labor and Employment Law Section
Protecting Rights, Pursuing Justice, Promoting Professionalism

Message from the Chair

As we begin a new year, we tend to look back over the past year and think about our successes and “near successes,” as well as look to the future and what it may hold.

I am incredibly proud of our section for what we have accomplished this Bar year. We have been challenged, for sure, but we have risen to the occasion. Without missing a beat, we published resources for members to help deal with COVID-related issues, as well as multiple timely updates on the various L&E topics that have evolved over the past twelve months, including executive orders relating to sex-stereotyping, recent Supreme Court decisions on the ministerial exception and on LGBTQ+ rights, and everything in between. We have also held multiple seminars on various “hot topics” in labor and employment law. If you missed them, they are available on CD, and you can order them here.

But perhaps more important than where we have been is where we are going. Several COVID vaccines are being distributed, floating hope that we may be able to get back to “in real life” interactions. In the meantime, on January 12, 2021, we will have a free one-hour lunchtime Wage and Hour Update Zoom webinar by Joanne Lambert and Aaron W. Tandy, and our 21st Annual Labor and Employment Law Update and Certification Review will be held virtually on January 14 and 15, 2021

Also, on March 17, 2021, Bob Turk and Lisa Berg will present a GoToWebinar entitled “NLRB Update Part II”.  Unfortunately, it does not look like Advanced Labor Topics (ALT) will take place as planned in Washington D.C., but we are working on an in-depth webinar for the Spring 2021 to cover ALT topics.

 Our section has seen a great deal of change and exciting developments over the past year, and I predict next year will be no different.  Serving our members over the past few years, and meeting many new friends in the process, has been a rewarding experience, even with its unexpected challenges. Encourage your colleagues to join the Labor & Employment Law Section.  They won’t regret it.

Robyn S. Hankins, Chair
Labor and Employment Law Section


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