Faculty in the News

Faculty News

Professor Stephen Befort ’74 was quoted in a USA Today article examining the claim that the American with Disabilities Act exempts people from face mask requirements imposed by governments and retailers under the “direct…

Professor Stephen Befort has received a grant from the American Association of Retired Peoples to undertake an empirical research project. The project involves analyzing federal court case outcomes under the Age…

In Dynamex Operations v. Superior Court, 416 P.3d 1 (2018), the California Supreme Court adopted a new test for determining employee status that will extend regulatory protection to a greater number of workers. In its…

Professor Stephen Befort was interviewed for a Star Tribune article entitled, “Richfield Finds It's Hard to Fire a Cop.” Professor Befort described an empirical study of labor arbitration cases that he co-authored in…

Professor Stephen Befort has been elected Co-Chair of the Labor Law Group along with Melissa Hart from University of Colorado Law School. The Labor Law Group is a nonprofit educational trust that promotes educational activities…
On June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a union representing home health care workers in Illinois could not collect fair share fees from non-member workers. A Pioneer Press article sought to gauge the effect of that ruling on a…
Professor Stephen Befort was quoted in a Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) article on University of Minnesota head football coach Jerry Kill's seizures presenting a possible dilemma for the University. Befort said that Coach Kill is…
Professor Stephen Befort was quoted in an Associated Press article commenting on the sex discrimination lawsuit filed by fired Minnesota Senate Aide Michael Brodkorb. The article was prompted by the allegation that some female…
Professor Stephen Befort was quoted in a Minnesota Public Radio article on the possible return to work of Minnesota State University Mankato football coach Todd Hoffner, following the dismissal of criminal charges that alleged he…
Professor Stephen Befort has been elected as the new chair of the International Society for Labor and Social Security Law United States Branch. The ISLSSL fosters the study of labor law and social legislation on a comparative…
On August 30, 2009, the Star Tribune published a letter from Professors Laura J. Cooper and Stephen F. Befort pertaining to the failure of the Anoka-Hennepin School District to fire two teachers who had harassed a student because…
Professor Stephen Befort was quoted in a story in the Star Tribune entitled, “Customer Service and Faith Clash at Registers.” The story discusses the increasing occurrence of Muslim cashiers in the Twin Cities refusing to handle…