Course Code: ELUR-DD
September 30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Instructor: Lisa Schur
This course will cover the federal and New Jersey state laws prohibiting disability discrimination. Topics will include legal definitions of disability, reasonable accommodation, conflicts between collectve bargaining agreements and disability laws, disability harassment, and other issues of special concern to union representatives.
Course Code: ELUR-WC
October 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Instructor: John F. Burton, Jr.
This course will examine the New Jersey workers' compensation law, which provides cash benefits and medical benefits to workers who are disabled by work-related injuries and diseases. Topics include employee coverage, compensable injuries and diseases, procedures to ensure payment, and workers' abilities to sue employers for damages.
Course Code: ELUR-FA
November 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Instructor: Mitchell H. Rubinstein
This course will focus on two often misunderstood, but critically important, parts of employment and labor law - the First Amendment and the duty of fair representation. The class will review real case examples and leading U.S. Supreme Court cases that outline the scope of protection afforded to employees under the First Amendment. A discussion of the duty of fair representation will follow a similar format, including the examination of court decisions and real-life case studies.
Course Code: ELUR-WD
December 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. **New Date**
Instructor: Barbara A. Lee
This course will cover the federal and New Jersey state laws prohibiting discrimination on the basiss of sex, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Topics will include sexual harassment, reasonable accommodation for religious practices, and other issues of special concern to union representatives.
Course Code: ELUR-FM
January 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Instructor: Andrew L. Watson
This course will examine the federal and New Jersey state laws regarding employee rights to family and medical leave, their enforcement processes, and remedies when these rights are violated. New Jersey state wage benefits programs for family and medical leave and their application process will be reviewed, as will the relationship between federal and state laws and collective bargaining agreements, and how to negotiate family and medical leave benefits.
February 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Instructors: Michael Lightner, Lewis Maltby, and Pat Westerkamp
Social media has transformed the way we communicate. But how has it impacted the workplace and employment relations? This workshop will examine privacy issues in the workplace (computer, electronic, and GPS monitoring; genetic and life style discrimination; biometrics; and medical records), as well as discipline and discharge grievances resulting from the use of social media.
March 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.mm
Instructor: James M. Cooney
This course will cover "whistleblower" protections under the N.J. Conscientious Employee Protection Act and related laws. This will include discussion of activity that constitutes "whistleblowing," procedures for filing complaints, available remedies, and a review of selected court decisions. The class also will include an overview of various laws affecting immigrant workers. Topics will include the availability of legal protections to undocumented workers, "English Only" restrictions, temporary worker visas, the labor certification process, and employment verification and documentation issues.