Outreach to employers, unions, non-profit organizations, community-based organizations, and government is a very important part of the mission of the Charles T. Schmidt, Jr. Labor Research Center. Members of the Center's faculty are available to give speeches, conduct workshops, and provide technical assistance on a range of workplace and workforce issues. Depending upon the scope and nature of the request, such assistance may be free or require the payment of a fee.
The Center also sponsors two annual conferences: the Annual Labor Arbitration Conference in Newport each fall, and the Annual Rhode Island Labor and Employment Law Conference presented each spring URI's W. Alton Jones campus.
This conference is offered in the fall of each year. Conference speakers include arbitrators, academics, labor and management advocates, and officials from state and federal agencies. Topics included in recent years are difficult evidentiary issues, harassment claims between bargain unit members, workplace fairness in a global economy, starting an arbitration practice, and ethical issues in arbitration.
The conference is open to the public and is aimed at all parties involved in the practice of labor and employment arbitration. It is designed to quality for 5.5 MCLE credits. To receive our conference flyer, call the SLRC at 401.874.2239 or fill out our mailing list request form.
In the spring of each year, we offer our Labor and Employment Law Conference at the URI W. Alton Jones Campus. This conference features speakers from federal and state agencies, labor and employment lawyers and academics. Recent topics have included Rhode Island Court updates, employment arbitration, federal court decisions, National Labor Relations Board decisions, and federal discrimination cases.
The conference is open to the public and will benefit all working in the labor and employment fields.. This program is designed to quality for 6.0 MCLE credits. To receive our conference flyer, call the SLRC at 401.874.2239.