Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2009

Publication Citation

13 Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal 1 (2009)

Abstract

In this volume, the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal presents the written reports of three working committees organized by the Labor Law Group on the American Law Institute’s Proposed Restatement (Third) of Employment Law, along with various written comments on and responses to these reports. These reports and comments were originally presented on February 7, 2009, at a conference on the American Law Institute’s Proposed Restatement (Third) of Employment Law held at the University of California – Hastings School of Law and co-hosted by the School of Law and the Labor Law Group. As the Chair of the Labor Law Group, it falls to me to provide the readers with some context on the working committees and their reports and the conduct of the conference. In this introductory essay, I will present a brief discussion of how the Labor Law Group came to appoint the working committees and undertake this conference with the law school, what we understand the American Law Institute (ALI) to be attempting to accomplish with its Restatement, what we are attempting to accomplish with the papers in this conference, and a brief summary of the working committee reports and conference comments on the proposed Restatement.