Annual Benjamin Aaron Labor Law Lecture

2011 Benjamin Aaron presenter Wilma Liebman (L) with guests, including IRLE Director Chris Tilly (R).


This lecture series is held annually in honor of Benjamin Aaron (1915-2007) who was a leading expert on U.S. and comparative labor law. He joined the staff of the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (then called the Institute of Industrial Relations) in 1946 and served as its Director from 1960 to 1975. Professor Aaron was also Professor of Law at UCLA from 1960 until his death in 2007.

This event is sponsored by the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, the Los Angeles County Bar Association - Labor and Employment Law Section and the Project on Work and Employment Regulation, UCLA School of Law.

2013 Benjamin Aaron Labor Law Lecture


Harry I. Johnson, III

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


The Board and Its Role on the Frontiers of Employment Law


Presented by Harry I. Johnson, III | Board Member, National Labor Relations Board


While the National Labor Relations Board has long been recognized as the leading federal agency in the regulation of traditional labor relations questions in the United States, through recent decisions, it has expanded its effective role into regulation of many areas that we formerly considered "employment law."  In some of these areas, such as social media usage by employees, the Board is actually one of the first regulatory authorities to take on a comprehensive role in regulation.  Because, for the first time in a decade, the National Labor Relations Board now has a full complement of members confirmed by the Senate, the Board's role in such regulation is more important than ever before.  Board Member Harry I. Johnson, III, will discuss this phenomenon, recount some of the specific issues currently pending before the Board in these areas, such as social media, handbook regulation, arbitration agreements, and employee email, and offer tips for practitioners.

About the Speaker:

Harry I. Johnson, III, a Republican, was nominated by President Obama to the National Labor Relations Board on April 9, 2013 and confirmed on July 30, 2013.  Previous to his confirmation, he represented clients as a practitioner at Arent Fox LLP and Jones Day in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C..  In 2011 and 2013, he was named as one of the "Top 75 Labor and Employment Lawyers in California" by The Daily Journal.  Harry graduated from Harvard Law School in 1994, obtained a Master's Degree in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University that same year, and graduated from The Johns Hopkins University in 1990.


Program Information


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

6:00 p.m.   Registration
7:00 p.m.   Dinner

7:30 p.m.   Program


Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
555 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

$10 Parking in Underground Garage | CASH ONLY


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Ben Aaron 2013 Registration Form:  Please fill out the registration form and mail/drop off info stub with payment to IRLE.  Registration and payment must be recieved by Monday, November 11, 2013.  Space is limited.