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By: Marissa Ditkowsky On March 1, 2017, American University Provost Scott Bass sent out a community-wide email surrounding the unionization of graduate assistants through the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 500. According to Provost’s email, SEIU Local 500 filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) seeking to be a certified representative […]

Leeson v. Transamerica Disability Income Plan

Whether a litigant is a participant for purposes of Employment Retirement Income Security (“ERISA”) is a substantive element of their claim, not a prerequisite for subject matter jurisdiction.  After separating from an employer Petitioner Jack Leeson (“Leeson”), a former employee of Respondent Transamerica Corporation, filed an action under ERISA to challenge the termination of his […]

Now Accepting New Staff Applications!

Great news!  The Labor and Employment Law Forum is now accepting staff applications! Being a staff member of the Forum comes with many perks, including: forum-only job announcements; forum-only networking opportunities, including attendance at local and regional labor and employment conferences; access to course outlines and supplements; the opportunity to work with and among an energetic […]

Vol. 2 Editorial Board Applications

We are currently accepting applications for the 2011-2012/Volume 2 Editorial Board. The Editorial Board consists of six to ten editors and includes the Editor-in-Chief, the Executive Editor, the Managing Editor, two Content Editors, a Symposium Editor, an Online Editor and four  Senior Articles Editors. Applications for Editorial Board positions are  are due no later than […]