Call for Papers: Labor and Employment Law

Washburn Law Journal will devote an issue to scholarship in the areas of labor and employment law. Possible topics under this general umbrella include, but are not limited to:

  • Technology in the workplace – emerging issues for employees and employers.
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act and American with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, including accommodations for veterans suffering from PTSD and/or TBI.
  • The NLRB’s attempted assertion of jurisdiction over tribal entities.
  • Social Media:
  • Applying Old Law to New Issues: NLRB and Social Media Policies.
  • Use of Social Media in Hiring: Implications for Privacy and Discrimination lawsuits.
  • Expanding Coverage:
    • The EEOC’s new enforcement guidance on the use of conviction and arrest records.
    • The EEOC’s final rule on the ADEA’s “reasonable factors other than age” defense.
    • Recent decisions regarding discrimination against transgender persons.

    Scholars are invited to submit proposals, 3-5 pages in length, by August 1, 2012. Papers will be selected to ensure a wide range of topics. Final drafts of papers are due by March 11, 2013. The articles will be published in Volume 52, Issue 3 of the Washburn Law Journal in Spring 2013.