This event took place on April 17, 2014 at 12:00 PM and has already passed.
LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE
LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW SECTION OF THE
COLORADO BAR ASSOCIATION
Thursday, April 17, 2014
12:00 NOON-Lunch, 12:15PM-CLE starts
(program runs until approximately 1:30 p.m.)
HOLLAND & HART, LLP
EXTERIOR LOUNGE (32ND FLOOR)
555 SEVENTEENTH STREET
“Contract Rights of At-Will Employees: The Case for Reasonable Notice of Termination”
This presentation exposes a fundamental error in employment termination doctrine and a paradox in contract law jurisprudence. Contemporary employment law has developed under the assumption that at-will parties may terminate their relationship both without reason and without notice. The second half of this formulation - the idea that parties reserve the procedural right to terminate without notice - is neither historically supported nor legally correct.
This presentation recasts employment as a bilateral contract terminable at will by either party upon reasonable notice. Establishing a reasonable notice obligation will grant terminated workers much needed transition time in which to seek new employment and develop new skills. At the same time, adopting this rule paves the way for a more unified body of contract law.
Rachel Arnow-Richman is Professor of Law at DU's Sturm College of Law. She earned her JD, cum laude, from Harvard University and her BA, summa cum laude, in English from Rutgers University. She also holds an LLM from Temple University School of Law, where she was an Abraham L. Freedman Fellow and Lecturer in Law. Before entering law teaching, she served as a judicial clerk to the New Jersey Supreme Court and practiced employment and commercial law at Drinker, Biddle and Reath LLP in Philadelphia. Professor Arnow-Richman teaches and publishes in the areas of employment law and contracts. She serves on the Executive Committees of the American Association of Law Schools Sections on Labor and Employment Law and Contracts and Commercial Law.
Submitted for one (1) general CLE credit.
For Members of the Section, the cost of the presentation is $10.00, including a box lunch and 1 general CLE credit (or $5 for Members who do not want a lunch). Government personnel, law students, and guests of Members, including non-lawyers, such as support staff, and law students, are also welcome at the cost of $10.00, including lunch.
A Call-in Option is available for this luncheon. Call-in's will be charged $5 per person. Call-in instructions will be sent before the program to those registered.
Space is limited; reservations are “first made, first reserved” so please register as soon as possible.
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