June 22, 2005

Jenner & Block Partner Carla J. Rozycki facilitated a session at SuperConference 2005 on June 22 entitled, “What’s New in Labor & Employment Law.”  Panelists included Stephen L. Sitley, Associate General Counsel for Sears Holdings Corporation, Lorraine K. Koc, General Counsel for Deb Shops, Inc., and N. Peter Lareau, Matthew Bender Publications, Editor-In-Chief for Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin

Mr. Sitley updated attendees on the hottest  issues involving wage and overtime hourly work, including new Fair Labor Standards Act regulations, and exempt and non-exempt classifications. 

Ms. Koc addressed the various forms of harassment in the workplace, noting that while sexual harassment still accounts for a large portion of EEOC claims, various incipient forms are also on the rise, including harassment based on religion and national origin. 

And Mr. Lareau focused upon recent changes in the law and high profile lawsuits involving organized labor and the National Labor Relations Act.  He addressed several issues on the horizon for the National Labor Relations Board, including the Employee Free Choice Act, neutrality agreements, and the impact of technology on collective bargaining.