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Continuing Legal and Professional Education

Continuing Legal and Professional Education
Week of March 5, 2012

34th annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture
 Workers on the Run:
Recession and the Pressure on Workplace Rights

On Tuesday, March 6, Chicago-Kent College of Law’s Institute for Law and the Workplace will present the 34th annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture “Workers on the Run: Recession and the Pressure on Workplace Rights” from 11:30 am-1:00 pm in the Ogilvie Auditorium.

Lecturer:
Katherine S. Newman, James B. Knapp Dean, Zanvyl Krieger School of the Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins University

Commentators: 
Martin J. Mulloy, Vice President, Labor Affairs, Ford Motor Company
Gwynne A. Wilcox, Partner, Levy Ratner PC

This lecture will discuss the impact of the recent recession, both directly and indirectly, on the rights of workers in the U.S. and internationally. Employers are increasingly relying on temporary/contingent workers, and even unpaid interns who have few job protections and no benefits. This practice negatively impacts the wages and bargaining power of the core labor force as well as overall job creation. Particularly pronounced is the misclassification of jobs and failure to pay minimum wage and/or overtime benefits contrary to contractual requirements. There is evidence that the recession has made it politically acceptable to re-write existing employment agreements, with federal and local governments seeking to reduce payouts to municipal workers, auto workers and others.

Two labor and employment leaders will comment on the lecture from employee and management perspectives.

All faculty, students, and staff are invited to attend.

For information regarding the current CLE courses being offered or to register for any of the programs, please visit: cle.kentlaw.edu or contact the Office of Continuing Legal and Professional Education at cle@kentlaw.edu or at 312-906-5090.

 

 

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