URI's Schmidt Labor Research Center to
hold labor, employment law conference April 7
KINGSTON, R.I. -- March 16, 2000 -- The Charles T. Schmidt Jr. Labor
Research Center at the University of Rhode Island will hold its 13th Annual
Labor and Employment Law Conference, Friday, April 7.
To be held at URI's W. Alton Jones Campus in West Greenwich, the
conference annually draws participants from labor, management, and government.
It features presentations by both scholars and practitioners on a wide range
of labor and employment law topics, including religious discrimination and
reasonable accommodations, how to work with a difficult adversary, First
Amendment and representation rights of employees, and wrongful discharge
lawsuits by alleged harassers.
The program also includes sessions designed to provide updates on various
aspects of labor and employment law, including the National Labor Relations
Act, Occupational Safety and Health law, the Employment Retirement and Income
Security Act, employment arbitration, and various laws prohibiting discrimination
Speakers include: Amy Tabor, assistant professor of Labor Relations and
Human Resources at the Schmidt Labor Research Center; Cynthia M. Hiatt,
legal counsel for the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights; Rosemary
Pye, regional director of the National Labor Relations Board; Frank McDermott,
Jr., regional solicitor of the U.S. Department of Labor; and Richard Reilly,
senior vice president of the American Arbitration Association.
Mark M. Grossman, assistant professor of Labor Relations and Human Resources
at the Schmidt Labor Research Center and organizer of the conference, indicated
that, based on past experience, he expects the 13th annual conference to
be a fully subscribed. "We are lucky to have so many talented and knowledgeable
professionals in Rhode Island who participate in this conference. The Labor
and Employment Law Conference has become increasingly popular over the years
and we often have to turn away interested participants after we reach the
full capacity of our facilities."
Information about the conference may be obtained by calling Mary Pinch
For Further Information: Dave Lavallee 401-874-2116