The Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) is hosting a series of webinars on "Labor and Employment Relations in 2020".

The one-hour facilitated sessions, hosted by a mix of LERA Industry Councils, Interest Sections, and Local Chapters, will begin with brief comments by leading experts (5 minutes each), followed by open forum dialogue.  The overarching aim is to deepen understanding and appreciation for the breadth of labor and employment relations matters in context of national and international events in 2020.

LERA Webinar Organizing Group

Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Brandeis University, LERA Industry Council/Interest Section Coordinating Committee Chair
Wilma Liebman, Former Chair of the NLRB and LERA President-Elect
William Canak, LERA National Chapter Advisory Council Chair, and MTSU (ret.)


You will need to register for various webinars individually. At the registration site, you will be asked to input your name, email, affiliation (university/organization/company), and optionally your job title and other information. You will then receive a confirmation email that will include a unique link and additional information to join the meeting.

Meeting Etiquette and Security

All attendees will be muted and video blocked upon arrival until the host grants them permission.

Two methods for asking questions will be available through Zoom during the Q&A:

  • Q&A tool (chat feature)
  • Hand-raising feature to be called on/and un-muted. Please allow the host a moment to un-mute before you begin your question.

 Please note that attendees who join by phone will only be able to listen to the webinar.

*** Please do not distribute the link and information you will receive to attend the webinar to anyone, or post it in a public place. This discourages unknown individuals from joining the meeting with an intention to be disruptive. ***

Upcoming Webinars

 Thursday, September 17, 2020, 12:30 - 1:30 pm Eastern Time (New York Time)

Organized by the U.S. branch of the International Society of Labor and Social Security Law (ISLSSL) in conjunction with the LERA International Interest Section

The USMCA (the New NAFTA): Moving to Effective Enforcement of Labor Rights

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, replacing NAFTA, came into effect on July 1. There are important changes to the Labor Chapter and the introduction of a rapid response mechanism in the Dispute Resolution chapter. This novel mechanism provides a new labor rights enforcement approach and it is the first of its kind in a U.S. free trade agreement. The panelists will cover topics including the complaints mechanisms, burden of proof, the ILO fundamental rights and core conventions link, and the impact on national labor laws. 

  • Janice Bellace, Professor, Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania, and President of U.S. ISLSSL
  • James Brudney, Joseph Crowley Chair in Labor and Employment Law, Fordham University, School of Law
  • Lance Compa, Senior Lecturer (ret.), Cornell University, ILR School
  • Desirée LeClercq, Assistant Professor, Cornell University, ILR School

Moderator: Rick Bales, Professor of Law, Ohio Northern University, and Chair of the U.S. ISLSSL

Pricing: There is no charge for this webinar thanks to sponsorship from the U.S. branch of the ISLSSL, but we ask that you register for it. We request that registered participants not share, forward, or post the webinar links and passwords to ensure the security of this webinar session. The Zoom link for the webinar will be sent to registered persons upon registration and also on the morning of the webinar.

Register here

Click here to access the recording and related files (available to registered attendees only).