On November 30, 2022, the Labor & Employment Law Committee and the IP Committee partnered up to host a dinner event at Nonono. Twenty-five attendees filled the upper level of this Japanese restaurant to enjoy dinner family-style, starting with Nonono’s signature skewer pieces like short rib and chicken oyster, and moving on to a variety of scrumptious rice and noodle dishes.
Registration for this dinner event reached maximum capacity in just a few days, due to high interest. The two Committees welcomed a wide range of attendees, including members, non-members and first-time comers who gathered to make connections with and learn about the various experiences of the attendees representing practitioners in both IP and Labor & Employment Law.
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Thanks to the Co-Chairs and Vice Chairs of both Committees for organizing this enjoyable event and to everyone who came. We look forward to future events from these Committees and hope you can join them!
On April 7, AABANY’s Student Outreach and Labor & Employment Committees hosted a panel on careers in Labor and Employment law. Topics included the types of lawsuits affecting employers and employees, the role of related government agencies and the impact of COVID on employment law. The panelists were:
William Ng, Shareholder at Littler Mendelson P.C.;
Chris M. Kwok, JAMS Mediator and Arbitrator;
John S. Ho, Chair of Cozen O’Connor’s OSHA Practice;
Yoojin DeNiro, Associate at Goodwin Proctor LLP; and
Jennifer S. Kim, Associate at Jackson Lewis.
The event was moderated by Jay Hawlader, AABANY Student Leader and a 2L at Brooklyn Law School.
The panelists provided a wide range of perspectives based on their different experiences. Students learned about career tracks at labor and employment law firms, companies with in-house practices, regulatory agencies and the courts. Panelists also concurred that labor and employment law is a downturn-proof industry with increasing demand and thus offers great opportunities for eager young lawyers.
Joane Wong, Co-Chair of the AABANY Labor & Employment Law Committee, recently received a positive decision in a case that she tried on behalf of the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in January 2016. The NLRB affirmed the rulings of the Administrative Law Judge against East Village Grand Sichuan Inc. d/b/a Grand Sichuan Restaurant. The case involved allegations by one of the employees of the restaurant being discharged for engaging in protected activity, i.e., filing a suit against her employer for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York Labor Law.
Congratulations to Joane for success in her trial and having the results affirmed by the NLRB.
To read the full decision, follow the link in the title. To learn more about the Labor & Employment Law Committee, click here.