• New regional format for Employment Law Letters takes flight

    Business and Legal Resources (BLR) endeavors to provide employers and HR professionals with the most up-to-date information on changes that affect their organizations. So, in 2020, the Employment Law Letters received a much-needed upgrade. BLR launched regional newsletters for employers and HR pros in 47 states (California, New York, and Texas remain stand-alone editions). Readers […]

  • Winners announced for annual ECN Awards

    NASHVILLE – The editors and writers of California Employment Law Letter and Indiana Employment Law Letter took home trophies for “General Excellence” in 2016 during the awards presentation today at the Employers Counsel Network National Conference. The California award winners are editors Mark Schickman and Cathleen Yonahara with Freeland Cooper & Foreman LLP in San Francisco. To cover one […]

  • Miscimarra offers insider’s view of NLRB

    by Susan Schoenfeld, JD Sr. Legal Editor, HR (September 2015) Getting a Senate committee to give unanimous approval on anything is rare these days. So when President Barack Obama nominated Philip A. Miscimarra to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in 2013 and the ruling Senate committee unanimously confirmed his nomination, political insiders took notice. […]

  • New editors from two NY law firms collaborating on newsletter coverage

    The new editors of New York Employment Law Letter are veteran attorneys Charlie Kaplan, with the New York City office of Sills Cummis & Gross P.C., and Paul Sweeney, with Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP, in Binghamton. The longtime friends will work together to cover employment law developments affecting workplaces across the state. “In most of […]

  • ECN members meet in St. Louis for regional conference

    by Celeste Blackburn (August 2014) Members of the Employers Counsel Network (ECN) gathered in St. Louis for a regional meeting in early August 2014. There were 22 attendees from 10 firms, including two who joined the crowd for the first time—Shelley Ericsson of Kansas City, a partner with host firm Armstrong Teasdale, and Courtney Bru […]

  • ECN members gather in Austin for annual national conference

    (April 2014)  Members of the Employers Counsel Network (ECN) met in Austin, Texas, April 23-25, to network, socialize, and gain insights into employment law trends and issues. Attorneys Michael P. Maslanka, Scott Agthe, and Mark Flora of host firm Constangy Brooks & Smith, LLP helped fill the agenda with expert speakers who addressed a wide […]

  • Veteran Pennsylvania editor Jim Kilcur, 62, remembered

    James F. Kilcur, 62, a Philadelphia labor attorney who had served as the editor of Pennsylvania Employment Law Letter since May 2002, died February 19, 2014, of leukemia. He had been a partner at Saul Ewing since 1995. Jim wrote a monthly “Ask the Editor” column for the newsletter and was often quoted in HR […]

  • Keep your BMW keys in your pocket, and other mediation tips for employers

    (January 2014) by Sophie E. Zdatny Elizabeth Marcus, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) mediator for New England, recently attended a regional meeting of  the Employers Counsel Network to share her insights and debunk some common mediation myths. The focus of her presentation was EEOC mediations, but many of the lessons are equally applicable to […]

  • D.C. and agency insiders speak to ECN attorneys

    (December 2013) – On December 6, 2013, attorneys from the Employers Counsel Network (ECN) met in Springfield, Massachusetts, to hear about the latest developments and trends in the employment law arena from D.C. and agency insiders. David Fortney of Fortney & Scott, LLC, Washington, D.C., addressed the emphasis on enforcement in President Obama’s administration. He called […]

  • ECN attorneys hear from top agency leaders in D.C.

    (April 2013) – The Employers Counsel Network (ECN) met April 24-26 in Alexandria, Virginia to learn about the latest developments from Congress and the Obama administration that are of importance to employers.

  • Arizona, Idaho, Rhode Island editors change firms

    (February 2013) – Employment Law Letter editors in Arizona, Idaho, and Rhode Island have moved to new firms and will continue to write and edit their newsletter and participate in the Employers Counsel Network (ECN).

  • ECN Network Changes

    (February 2013) – Employers Counsel Network welcomes new attorney editors in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

  • Georgia, Vermont, Ohio Editors Retiring

    (February 2013) – State Employment Law editors in Georgia, Vermont, and Ohio are retiring from their law firms after distinguished careers that included active participation in the Employers Counsel Network.

  • Delaware firm’s employment law blog tops ABA list

    (January 2013) – Delaware Employment Law Blog received the most votes from readers in the ABA Journal Blawg.

  • ECN regional meeting hears about EEOC search for systemic discrimination

    (September 2012) – Employers Counsel Network (ECN) members from the upper Midwest met recently in Chicago to network, debate ideals, and learn about emerging trends in employment law.