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HRM Department Welcomes a New Career Services Manager
Professor Emeritus and SMLR's First Dean, John F. Burton Jr., Remains a Leading Authority on Workers' Compensation
Alumna Marien Casillas Pableon '07 is Profiled
Len Garrison is SMLR's New HRM Career Services Manager 
Len Garrison  

On February 13, Len Garrison joined SMLR as the Department of Human Resource Management's career services manager. Garrison previously worked at Rutgers Career Services, where he supported students and alumni in all aspects of their job search, including r�sum� and cover letter writing, interviewing, and networking.


Garrison brings many years of experience to his position. He has spent 15 years working as vice president of finance in individual insurance for Prudential Financial, managing a staff of 22 professionals. He was also vice president of business development at a staffing firm, where he worked with many Fortune 500 companies on new business and account management. Garrison holds a Rutgers' undergraduate degree in economics (class of 1986), and he is a certified professional coach.


"I am thrilled to be joining the HRM team and look forward to supporting the students in any capacity necessary to ensure their success," says Garrison. "An important part of my job includes corporate outreach and my goal is to make Rutgers the 'university of choice' when searching for HR candidates! I look forward to this new opportunity."


If you would like to contact Len Garrison, e-mail lgarrison@smlr.rutgers.edu or  

e-mail 848-445-4629.







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Issue: 3  
February 20, 2012
In this issue, we highlight the successes of a SMLR alumna. We also celebrate the works of our distinguished professors and share their insights into issues affecting the workplace. Please read more below and feel free to share our news! 
Publications & Presentations

Professor Emeritus and SMLR's First Dean, John F. Burton Jr., Remains a Leading Authority on Workers' Compensation    


In October 2011, Professor Emeritus and SMLR's first Dean, John F. Burton Jr., gave a presentation on the erosion of workers' compensation protection during the 6th Annual Convention of the Worker's Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG), where he was also one of the recipients of the 2011 Diplomat Award. Professor Burton gave a similar presentation in August 2011, during the 97th Annual Convention of the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC),  where he received the Frances Perkins Award for dedication to innovation and progressive leadership in workers' compensation and social security.  

Professor John F. Burton Jr.
Professor Emeritus and first SMLR Dean John F. Burton Jr.


Professor Burton remains a leading authority on workers' compensation and shows no sign of actual retirement. His recent publications on employment law and workers' compensationinclude:

  • (with Steven L. Willborn, Stewart J. Schwab, and Gillian L. L. Lester), Employment Law: Cases and Materials, Fifth Edition. Newark, NJ: LexisNexis Publishing, 2012
  • (with Emily A. Spieler), "The Lack of Correspondence Between Work-Related Disability and Receipt of Workers' Compensation Benefits." American Journal of Industrial Medicine, forthcoming 2012.
  • "The National Commission on State Workmen's CompensationLaws," in Gregory C. Krohm, ed., Reflections on the History and Development of Workers' Compensation in the United States. Madison, WI: International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions. 2011.
  • (with Ishita Sengupta and Virginia Reno) Workers' Compensation: Benefits, Coverage, and Costs, 2009. Washington, DC: National Academy of Social Insurance, 2011.
  • (with Rebecca Burton) "Workers' Compensation Incurred Benefits: 1985-2007," Workers' Compensation Resources Research Report, Issue Three, August 2011.
  • "Workers' Compensation," in Jerry S. Rosenbloom, ed., The Handbook of Employee Benefits: Seventh Edition. New York: McGraw Hill. 2011.

Alumni News
Marien Casillas Pableon '07 is Profiled for Rutgers Scholar's Documentary

Marien Casillas Pableon '07, executive director of New Labor and graduate of the master's program in Labor and Employment Relations, was recently interviewed by Leslie Pairol, a Rutgers' Institute for Women's Leadership Scholar. Pairol produced "Pa'Lante, Siempre Pa'lante,"an 8-minute documentary film based on the interview. In the film, Pableon shares how she helps people amplify their voices. "One of the things that makes part of who we are [within] society is that we are all workers. ... And the [New Jersey] labor department, in my perspective, is a way to not only organize workers ... but also, [a] means to understand the employer relationships between employer and employees and how we can do better," says Pableon. Read the full interview.
New Role
Laura Hart
Laura Hart recently joined SMLR's business office team as a business manager. Hart is responsible for supporting SMLR's financial and administrative functions as well as the school's budget development, account management, and financial transaction processing. Laura Hart brings 18 years of experience at Rutgers to her new position, including 13 years spent working at the Center for Management Development (CMD). If you would like to contact Laura Hart, e-mail lmhart@smlr.rutgers.edu.
In the Media

On February 6, Professor Terri Boyer, executive director of the Center for Women and Work, gave expert testimony to New Jersey's legislature on the gender earnings gap. Boyer states that "women's wages become a key factor in keeping New Jersey's working families afloat." Professor Boyer's testimony was profiled in article by NJ 101.5 and NorthJersey.com.  



Professor Adrienne Eaton, chair of the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations and president of the Rutgers faculty union, discussed the Rutgers-Rowan merger in the February 17 issue of the New Brunswick Patch. In the article, Professor Eaton calls for "a true partnership rather than forcibly merging Rutgers-Camden into Rowan University, ending the opportunity for residents of southern New Jersey to attend Rutgers unless they went to New Brunswick or Newark."  


The Employee Ownership Foundation will once again approve funding for SMLR's Louis O. Kelso Fellowships. The Kelso Fellowships are awarded to scholars studying broadened ownership of capital in the U.S. In 2012, the Employee Ownership Foundation's $67,500 gift will fund five Kelso Fellows, bringing the total of Kelso Fellowships awarded since 2008 to 18. Read more about the Kelso Fellowship's funding.  


New Developments
The Center for Management Development (CMD) has launched a new Website! With a new design and features, the site is a much more user-friendly tool for information on corporate and individual business programs. View the new CMD Website by visiting: http://cmd.rutgers.edu  
Job Opportunity 
The Center for Women and Work is seeking a senior program coordinator to meet the needs of its Career Equity Resource Center (CERC). The senior program coordinator will administer and coordinate the development of programs and professional development curriculum to increase access and success in high-skill, high-demand fields for marginalized students in career and technical education programs. He/she will work closely with educators, administrators, employers, higher education partners, and other key stakeholders in New Jersey's career and technical education system. This position reports to the center's executive director. Click here to view the full job description and to apply.

Save the Dates!

SMLR State Advisory Council Meeting     

April 17, 2012

9:30 a.m.

Labor Education Center (LEC), Room 115

Cook Campus 

Rutgers Day   

April 28, 2012
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Please join us at this year's fun-filled event!

Share Your News!
If you have news that you would like to share, please e-mail Renee Walker, director of communications, at rwalker@smlr.rutgers.edu.

Read more of our news and learn about the School of Management and Labor Relations by visiting smlr.rutgers.edu.