Recent Events:

On June 7th and 8th, 2018, over 140 people attended the NYU 71st Annual Conference on Labor.  New leaders at the DOL (Solicitor Kate O'Scannlain) and NLRB (Chairman John Ring and General Counsel Peter Robb) addressed the audience, while academics, plaintiff and management attorneys, government and company representatives discussed developments in the labor and employment field under the Trump Administration.Labor Center Faculty Director, Professor Samuel Estreicher, presided over the Conference. 
Labor Center Board Member Marjorie Mesidor (Phillips & Associates) gives a dynamic presentation on Elimination of Bias, illustrated by audience reactions to various shoes. Seated Left: Stephen Sonnenberg (JAMS)


  • "Joint Employer" Issues
  • DOL's "Paid" Program, Opinion Letters, & Other Initiatives
  • Prior Salary Disclosure Laws
  • Changes at the NLRB
  • Reverse Preemption
  • Harassment in the Workplace
  • EEO Initiatives
  • Non-Mutual Issue Preclusion?
  • "Hire American" Labor Policies

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Avoiding the Next Harvey Weinstein: Sexual Harrassment and Non-Disclosure Agreements 

Friday, February 2, 2018 in Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall, NYU School of Law

Issues considered:

  • What are the benefits of such agreements? Does their use shield or promote abusive manager actions and undermine employee rights?
  • What practices should employers, courts, and government enforcement agencies implement to monitor the use of NDAs?
  • The update on mandatory class action waivers.
  • What are best practices for companies for preventing sexual harassment claims and handling crisis management?

Pictured (Left to Right): EEOC Chair Victoria Lipnic, Professor Samuel Estreicher, Michael Delikat, Esq. of Orrick Herrington Sutcliffe, LLP

70th Annual Conference on Labor: Sharing the Gains of the US Global Economy

For our 70th Annual Conference on Labor, as America's leading forum on labor and employment issues, we focused on the challenges faced by the U.S. economy and evaluated proposed solutions. 

U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, NLRB Chairman Philip A. Miscimarra and EEOC Chair Victoria Lipnic gave keynote remarks, while Faculty Director, Samuel Estreicher, NYU School of Law presided.






·Income Inequality


·Tightening Up Temporary Work Visas

·Wage Insurance

·Stock Ownership and Profit-Sharing

·Tax Reform

·Universal Basic Income




Is It Time to Revisit Federal Labor Law Preemption? 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 in Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall, NYU School of Law

Is it time to allow more local innovation in labor law by re-visiting the broad pre-emption of federal labor law? What should such allowances be and how should they be effected? Is a new law required or can necessary changes be made by court interpretation? A distinguished panel of both employee and employer representatives considers these questions and evaluates the likelihood of reform, legislative, or judicial.

Featuring: Hon. Wilma Liebman, Former NLRB Chair

Panel (Left to Right): Mary-Joyce Carlson, Hon. Wilma Liebman, Prof. Samuel Estreicher, Roger King, Adam M. Lupion


"The Supreme Court Did Workers A Favor" by Samuel Estreicher

"Why Business Is Glued To High Court's Public Sector Case" featuring Samuel Estreicher

"How Unions Can Survive A Supreme Court Defeat" by Samuel Estreicher