January 20, 2023, 2-2:30pm ET

Labor Law Update

Two years into the Biden Administration, we are seeing significant shifts in labor law that are impacting colleges and universities on multiple fronts.  Undergraduate student employees are forming unions.  There is talk about whether student athletes must be classified as employees and whether NLRB jurisdiction might extend to public institutions through the hook of athletic conference participation.  The NLRB has reinstated the concept of micro-bargaining units through its decision in American Steel Construction, Inc. and expanded the scope of damages for unfair labor practices in Thryv, Inc.    

Join us for a 30-minute NACUA briefing in which NACUA members Nicholas DiGiovanni (Morgan, Brown & Joy) and Vannesa Martinez Cecchini (Yale University) will discuss the latest updates in labor law and their impact on higher education.  


Nicholas DiGiovanni

Nicholas DiGiovanni

Nicholas DiGiovanni brings over four decades of experience to his diverse clientele and has handled cases and issues in virtually all aspects of labor and employment law. Over the course of his illustrious career, Nick developed a particular niche in labor and employment matters affecting colleges and universities, focusing especially on...

Vannesa Martinez Cecchini

Vannesa Martinez Cecchini joined the University’s Office of the General Counsel in 2012.  Prior to her appointment at Yale, Vannesa served as Assistant University Counsel at Princeton and was an Associate at...


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