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2014 ELB Distinguished Speakers Series


Insights from the General Counsels:

What the EEOC and NLRB Will Be Focusing on in 2015

Presented by the Employment & Labor Law Section


On this page you will find speaker biographies, materials for the seminar.  We recommend printing or downloading the materials as they will not be handed out at the event.







Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Perspective

 Jennifer Goldstein

Jennifer Goldstein will discuss Top Ten Litigation Developments. This includes recent EEOC activity to combat discriminatory hiring practices, restrictive releases, as well as pregnancy and religious discrimination.




National Labor Relations Board Perspective

 Richard F. Griffin, Jr.

General Counsel Griffin will address current NLRB developments including joint employer/franchisee issues, various handbook policies and their impact on protected employee (Sec. 7) rights, social media as it relates to employee discipline and statements, and the initiative to review Register Guard and employee use of employer's electronic communication systems. The GC will also address the Northwestern football players decision, the Board's assertion of jurisdiction over the medical marijuana industry and where things stand after the Supreme Court's decision in Noel Canning.



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