Section VII of the Civil Rights Act has left an indelible mark on employment in the United States, protecting individuals from undue discrimination based on their country of origin, race or gender. It’s hard to imagine a workplace where these statuses are not protected, but just half a century ago it was the norm. This week New York University, will host two unique events that seek to analyze not only the effects and improvements created by Section VII, but also the labor and employment issues most important to the corporate legal department.
On Wednesday, June 4, 2014, NYU’s Center for Labor and Employment Law will hold its Third Annual Seminar on Employment Law Issues for In-house and Corporate Counsel. This one-day event will discuss topics particularly relevant to in-house lawyers as well as human resources teams, and is only open to in-house and corporate counsel, offering a unique venue to discuss and converse with peers. Attendees will have an opportunity to hear thought-leading conversations on topics like whistleblowing, ethics and current trends in labor law for non-union companies. Professionals from companies including IBM, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and General Electric will be on hand to facilitate the conversation. For more on the event and to check out the full agenda, click here.