Labor and Employment Law: A Briefing
October 1, 2002Eugene Scalia, Cari M. Dominguez, Arthur Rosenfeld, David Fortney
MR. FORTNEY: My name is David Fortney. I am the Chair of the Federalist Society’s Labor and Employment Section. The Federalist Society is pleased to present this program. The program today is a good example of the types of ideas that we really want to promote. So we’re glad to have you here, and I’d like to tell you a little bit about how we would like the program to run today. We advertised that we will end at noon, and we will end at noon. With that said, the format will be that we will simply start alphabetically, so there’s no priority here by surname with our speakers, nor any priority in agencies or anything. I’ve asked them to prepare a 10- to 15-minute overview on some of the policy issues that each of their respective agencies are working on at this point. Then from there, we will have some questionand-answer exchange. At that point, we would be delighted to have questions from the audience also. We’re a small enough group so that we can easily do that, so don’t be shy.
Before I start with the introductions, I would also like to acknowledge and thank John Scalia from the Federalist Society, because this is a great program. It was John’s idea to put this program together. This is the first time that we have had these three agencies, the Labor Department, the National Labor Relations Board and the EEOC, all sitting down in this type of presentation. I think it’s just super. So, it’s a privilege to have that. Let me briefly introduce the speakers we’re going to hear from today. You have detailed bios in your materials, and all of our speakers have bios that are multiple pages, so I won’t go through that with you.