Sep 12

National Labor Relations Board Favors Fast-Food Unionizing Efforts in a 3-to-2 Ruling

At the end of the summer, the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) came down with a game-changing decision that affected fast-food chains and related companies dealing with contractors and franchisees. The decision heavily favored unions because it changed the meaning of an employer-employee relationship by including a staff contractor—a person hired to staff the …

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Jul 16

17th Annual National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference – Peggy Browning Fund

The 17th Annual National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17, 2015 at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, Linthicum Heights, Maryland. Each year this conference brings together law students, experts and practitioners from all over the nation to discuss workers’ rights law. The conference is …

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Jun 10

Memorial Services for Joseph Fannell


We have some very unfortunate news to share. A member of our Labor and Employment Law family, Jeff Fannell, has lost his 22-year-old son, Joseph. As many of you know first-hand, Jeff is a superb professor and a spectacular alumnus. He is a double alum of St. John’s (CPS ’92, LAW ’96), a long-time adjunct …

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May 05

Executive Committee of the Board of Advisors Dinner Reception & Meeting

On April 16, 2015, St. John’s Center for Labor and Employment Law had its Executive Committee of the Board of Advisors dinner reception and meeting that was graciously hosted by William Wilson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of New York. The event was held at BV’s Grill in Manhattan, where Professor …

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Apr 21

Congratulations to 2015 Scholarship Winners!

Dean Michael A. Simons, Dean and John V. Brennan Professor of Law and Ethics, and Professor David L. Gregory, the Dorothy Day Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Center, are pleased to announce the St. John’s Law students named 2015 Scholars for Excellence. They would also like to thank all of the generous …

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Mar 29

Updated Syllabus for L&E Arbitration

Attention Students! The syllabus for Labor and Employment Arbitration has been updated to reflect the updated class schedule. Find it here: Labor and Employment Arbitration Syllabus revised March 29 2015 or see the LRELS TWEN page.

Mar 15

Remembering Cardinal Egan

Cardinal Egan visits St. John's

The Center for Labor and Employment joins St. John’s Law, along with many others, in mourning the passing of Cardinal Edward M. Egan, who served as an honorary chair of the CLEL. The Center was honored to host Cardinal Egan last semester, and as Professor David. L. Gregory said, “Everyone at St. John’s was privileged …

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Mar 02

ABC Labor Relations Intern Summer 2015

This internship opportunity was forwarded along, which provides an exceptional opportunity to work for a well-known company with a highly unionized workforce. The job link is here and can also be accessed on Symplicity.

Feb 18

2015 Scholarships – Apply Now!

Attention Students! We are taking applications for labor and employment law scholarships Tuesday, February 10 through March 5, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. There are many scholarships being awarded including the Coca-Cola Scholarship. All interested applicants should submit an hard copy AND electronic application by 6:00PM MARCH 5 TO JANET KROLL IN THE LAW SCHOOL. Candidates …

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Feb 11

Step Backwards for Kansas: Governor Rescinds Order Protecting Gay State Workers

On Tuesday, February 10th, Republican Governor Sam Brownback rescinded a 2007 executive order that prohibited employment discrimination against gays, lesbians, bisexuals and the transgendered in state government jobs. Over 7 years ago, Governor Kathleen Sebelius, a Democrat, passed the executive order, which required government agencies to have programs that prevents harassment against any member of …

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