Jul 11

Many Thanks to Ms. Paula Edwards and Mr. James Conlon!

The entire St. John’s Labor and Employment Law community would like to thank Ms. Paula Edwards and Mr. James Conlon for their hard work and dedication during their time at St. John’s. James Conlon has not only supported the Labor and Employment Law community in the classroom but he has been instrumental in finding many …

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May 12

Video Link – Title VII at 50 Conference

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If you missed the Title VII at Fifty Conference, you can now see what you missed on the video links. Thank you to St. John’s Law School’s IT team for putting this together. Watch video of the two day event: Video 1 – Day 1. Video 2- Day 1 Video 3 – Day 1 Click …

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Apr 23

Title VII 50th Anniversary Conference – Day Two Overview

The second day of the Symposium was held at New York University School of Law in New York City. Professor
 and 
Director 
of the Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and Economic Development, Leonard M. Baynes, provided the opening remarks for Day two. After his remarks, Professor Baynes moderated the first panel of the …

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Apr 23

Title VII at Fifty Symposium – Day One Overview

On April 4th and April 5th, the Labor Relations and Employment Law Society co-hosted the Title VII at 50 Symposium in conjunction with with NYU Law School, The Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and Economic Development and the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. For the 50th anniversary of the passing of …

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Apr 21

Overtime Wages Executive Order by President Obama

On March 13th, President Obama declared an executive order to update and modernize the “white collar” exemption of the federal overtime rules that currently exist. These changes ordered to the Labor Department will allow extra pay for millions of workers when they work over 40 hours a week. The Fair Labor Standards Act states that …

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Apr 10

France to Ban Work Email After Work Hours

A new labor union agreement in France mandates that employees must ignore their bosses’ work emails once they are out of the office and relaxing at home – even on their smartphones. The Guardian reports that France has outlawed employees from reading or responding to “work-related material on their computers or smartphones” after they clock …

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Mar 30

Title VII at 50 Symposium – THIS WEEK!

The Center for Labor and Employment and the Labor Relations and Employment Law Society would like to invite any interested students or colleagues to the Title VII at 50 Symposium Conference, which takes place this week on April 4 and 5, 2014. This program is presented in conjunction with the St. John’s Law Review, the …

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Mar 14

Workers sue McDonald’s for wage theft

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Yesterday, McDonald’s workers filed seven class-action lawsuits in New York, California and Michigan Thursday. The suits allege that McDonald’s has forced employees to work off the clock, not paid them overtime and struck hours off their time cards, and those discrepancies resulted in wage theft. The suits varied by state. In New York, worker’s claimed …

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Mar 13

Around the Web: March 13, 2014

It might be 19˚ here in New York, but spring is almost here! With the change in seasons, there are a whole host of new issues coming down the pipeline. We are counting down the days until the Title VII at 50 Conference, and have put together a selection of current events that show just …

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Mar 03

Events and Photo’s – Distinguished Speaker Series

On February 19, 2014, the Center for Labor and Employment Law hosted a Distinguished Speaker Series event- A Conversation with Harry I. Johnson, III, member of the National Labor Relations Board. This event was held in the Mattone Family Atrium, where Mr. Johnson was joined by students, alumni and friends to tell about his experience …

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