24th Annual Labor Arbitration Conference
Thank you for attending the 24th Annual URI SLRC Labor Arbitration Conference. The theme of this year’s Labor Arbitration Conference was “Rapid Changes in the Workplace.”
Topics included: Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace, Employee Ownership and Labor-Management Relations, Preparing Your Case for Arbitration, Social Media, and more.
- Conference Agenda
- Moderator and Speaker Bios
- Daniel Rainey, 2023 Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration Review
- Micheal Loconto, Preparing Your Case for Arbitration – URI NAA Newport Conference
- Matthew Parker, RI State Labor Law Updates
- Richard Bock Materials (as of 9.27.23)
- Beth Wolfson, Pre-Virtual Hearing Information
- Petert Adomeit Appendix to Wire
- Closing Plenary – Packet
- Rainey Keynote Presentation Notes
MCLE Accreditation: This conference program has been approved for up to 7 MCLE credits, including 1.5 ethics credits.
SHRM Accreditation: This conference program has been approved for up to 6.5 SHRM PDCs.
Last Year’s Labor Arbitration Conference
In 2022, the URI Schmidt Labor Research Center’s 23rd Annual Labor Arbitration Conference returned in-person to the Newport Marriott on Monday, November 7th. The conference featured labor and employment lawyers, academics, and arbitrators, and focused on diversity issues, explicit and implicit.
The workplace has been transformed by the Covid-19 pandemic, in both operations and practices. The workforce is becoming more diverse, and generational differences are becoming more apparent as 5 generations converge within today’s teams. Change often leads to conflict, but also provides expansive opportunities for innovative collaboration and reaching creative agreements.
Topics in 2022 included: Harnessing the Power of Behavioral and Organizational Science to Drive Collaboration and Agreement; Transforming Difference into Advantage: A Practical, Solutions-Oriented Discussion; Effectively Questioning Witnesses (Direct and Cross); Impacts of Covid Changes on the Workplace; Video Hearings: Forever or Nevermore?; Due Process Violations; and Ethical tests we face as advocates and arbitrators: What would you do in these hypothetical cases?
View the full agenda.
Click here to view our moderators and speakers’ bios.
Click here to view supporting documents and handouts from the sessions.
Click here to view the full conference attendee list.