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New York Labor Law & Labor Arbitration Conference

December 3, 2021

Labor Arbitration Conference New York
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Sheraton Times Square
Metropolitan East Ballroom – 2nd Floor
811 7th Ave
New York, NY 10019

Early Registration Price: $550.00
Early Registration Cutoff Date: October 1, 2021
NOTE: We must receive registration form (with payment arrangements indicated) by this date for early registration rate to be honored.
Regular Price: $650.00

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Conference Description

Learn from the labor arbitrators who enjoy teaching and have decades of experience.

In addition to a stellar faculty, this conference features:

  • up-to-date coverage on the important subjects
  • all new case studies
  • a variety of formats that make the material come alive

More information about the program agenda is provided in the link above. We welcome you to learn with the best in New York City.

The five faculty members are among the most distinguished labor arbitrators in the country. In alphabetical order: Richard Adelman is one of New York City’s leading labor arbitrators, having previously worked at the NLRB and as a labor attorney. Steve Befort is a prominent labor arbitrator, professor at the University of Minnesota law school and the past editor of the ABA Journal on Labor & Employment Law. Walt De Treux is one of the top arbitrators on the East coast, after work as a labor attorney. Joan Parker spent her teaching career at Rutgers and continues as an umpire/ arbitrator under several national agreements. And Randi Lowitt has been a full-time labor arbitrator since 1992 and is a member of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers.

Tuition is $650, but if you register on or before Sept. 30, 2021, the cost is $550. Tuition covers admission to all sessions, course materials, and coffee service.


If you cancel before November 22: full refund
If you cancel between November 23 and December 1: 50% of tuition is refunded
If you cancel on December 2 or 3: no refund
You can send a substitute for your registration at any time, even on the day of the conference.

Facility Description

The Conference will be held at the Sheraton Hotel on 53rd Street (now part of the Marriott Hotels). Located at Times Square (part of the theatre district), the Sheraton is a great location for a business meeting and combining with a weekend or evening in New York City. The Sheraton is 1 mile from Grand Central Station and 1 mile from Penn Station. If you fly-in, the hotel is 9 miles from LaGuardia airport, 18 miles from JFK International Airport and 20 miles from Newark International Airport.

Hotel Accommodations:
Accommodations at the Sheraton Times Square (now part of the Marriott Hotels) may be secured by calling the hotel direct at 212-581-1000 or going online at The hotel has online check-in and a best rate guarantee. Please make your reservations as early as possible, because there is no group block.

CLE/HRCI/SHRM Information

Attorneys and HR professionals are eligible to receive credit for this conference. CLE credit is based on 7 hours. If you are an attorney, please indicate on the registration form in which state(s) you hold a license. This program is valid for 7.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CPsm or SHRM-SCPsm. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit This program has also been approved for 7 recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at

To New York Attorneys: Application for accreditation of this course or program in New York is currently pending. Please check our website for the current information.

The Labor Arbitration Institute’s financial hardship policy is in accordance with the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board’s policy. For New York licensed attorneys seeking financial assistance, please send an email message to: The registrar will reply by email. To determine if you meet the criteria, the registrar may ask you to submit additional information before a determination can be made. Thank you.

To Pennsylvania Attorneys: The Labor Arbitration Institute is an Accredited Provider of Continuing Legal Education under the rules of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Continuing Legal Education Board. This program is approved for 7.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credits.

This activity is also approved in other states as well, so please let us know on the registration form which state(s) you need credits.

THIS CONFERENCE IS A VACCINATED ONLY EVENT; if you are NOT vaccinated (or need to stay home), please do not register and stay posted for future conferences. Thank you for your understanding.



December 3, 2021


Labor Arbitration Institute


Sheraton Times Square
811 7th Ave
New York, New York 10019
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