A Review of Supreme Court Labor and Employment Cases, 2008

Labor & Employment Law Practice Group

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 The current Supreme Court Term promises to be one of the most important in years for labor and employment lawyers, with the Court taking up cases on the scope of admissible evidence in discrimination cases, the parties' burden in age discrimination class actions, unions' ability to agree to arbitration as the exclusive means for resolving discrimination complaints, states' ability to restrict employers' use of state contract funds in opposing union organizing, and several other important issues.  On April 4 at the National Press Club, the Federalist Society hosted a panel of nationally-recognized experts who discussed the leading cases before the Court this Term and what they could mean for the direction of labor and employment law.

Speakers include:

  • Hon. Eric S. Dreiband, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Mr. Willis J. Goldsmith, Partner, Jones Day
  • Prof. Michael H. Gottesman, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Mr. Joseph M. Sellers, Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll, P.L.L.C.
  • Moderator: Hon. Eugene Scalia, former Solicitor, United States Department of Labor