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Labor & Employment Law Section Annual Report | 2019 - 2020

Section Membership
As of June 25, 2020 the Section has 686 members. 

Financial Status
The Section had an account balance of $26,576.62 as of May 31, 2020. 

CLEs & Events
The Section hosted 7 events in fiscal year 2019-20.  

Program Title

Date

Event Code

CLE Credits

# of Attendees

Marijuana in the Minnesota Workplace

9/25/2019

278728

1.0 Standard

25

Understanding Compliance with Minnesota and Minneapolis Wage Theft Laws

11/6/2019

279818

1.0 Standard

42

Employment Law in 2020 – What’s Changed and What’s Coming

1/15/2020

282743

1.0 Standard

30

Mid-Winter Luncheon – Tips from the Trial Court on Winning Your Next Employment Trial

2/11/2020

287426

1.0 Standard

71

Employment Law Implications of Coronavirus

4/29/2020

301367

1.0 Standard

92

Careers in Labor and Employment Law

5/28/2020

303037

1.5 Standard

91

NLRB Update – A Review of Current Labor Law Issues

6/9/2020

295803

1.0 Standard

99



Annual Meeting and Election Results
The Section’s Annual Meeting was held on June 9, 2020 and 99 people attended. The following council members were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from 7/1/2020 to 6/30/2021:

Frances Baillon
Lida Bannink
V. John Ella
Jenny Fuller
Areti Georgopoulus
Benjamin Kwan
David Schlesinger
Chad Staul
Joe Weiner

The following officers were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from
7/1/2020 to 6/30/2021:

Meg Luger-Nikolai, Chair
Emma Denny, Vice Chair
Grant Collins, Secretary / Treasurer

Diversity and Inclusion
Increase diversity in presenters at sponsored CLEs, and review and implement the
current D&I plan, updating it if needed. Ben Kwan and Frances Baillon were identified
as the L&E Section Diversity Representatives to lead these initiatives.
Other Section Accomplishments
Despite the COVID-19 outbreak, we were able to successfully host three well-attended
web-based CLEs since April, including our annual meeting where we were able to
continue our annual acknowledgement of law students who excelled in labor and
employment law.

Submitted By:
Dan Prokott, Section Chair
Date: July 7, 2020

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