August 18th, 2019

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Weekend News & Commentary— August 18, 2019

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This week, Politico reported on tensions between the Trump administration and the once-supportive building trades unions, after revelations about a Labor Department proposal to push forward an industry-led “apprenticeship program” have proven controversial. The North American Building Trades Unions (NABTU) is an umbrella organization within the AFL-CIO that represents millions […] More »

August 16th, 2019

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Today’s News & Commentary — August 16, 2019

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Senate Republicans won’t even consider legislation to raise the federal minimum wage. Last month, the House approved the Raise the Wage Act, which would raise the federal minimum wage to $15, by a vote of 231 to 199. But to get to the President’s desk, the legislation would have to […] More »

August 15th, 2019

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Today’s News & Commentary — August 15, 2019

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Two former Jones Day associates, a married couple, filed suit against the firm alleging various forms of discrimination, retaliation, and interference.  They first allege that the firm’s parental leave policy providing 10 weeks of paid leave to biological parents of any gender who are primary caregivers, but an additional 8 […] More »

August 14th, 2019

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Today’s News & Commentary—August 14, 2019

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The Nation reported today on working conditions for participants in the Summer Work Travel (SWT) program, which provides over 100,000 foreign college students with J-1 visas to work in the United States each summer. According to a recent investigation by the International Labor Recruitment Group, SWT participants are frequently victims […] More »

August 13th, 2019

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Today’s News & Commentary — August 13, 2019

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Yesterday, the Trump Administration issued its “public charge” rule, which allows U.S. Customs and Immigration Services to deny greencards to any documented immigrants who have used, or who USCIS believes are likely to use, public benefits like food stamps or Medicaid. The final rule effectively gives USCIS discretion to deny […] More »

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Storm Clouds on the Horizon

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The upcoming Supreme Court term is already brimming with consequential employment law issues on its argument docket.  But fair warning: There is little promise that the Court’s treatment of these issues will advance the cause... More »

August 12th, 2019

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Today’s News & Commentary — August 12, 2019

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On Friday, Oregon became the first state to offer 100% wage replacement for minimum-wage workers. The state will provide 12 weeks paid time off to new parents, survivors of domestic violence, and those who need to care for a family member, significant other, or any other “close associate.” Oregon’s law […] More »

August 11th, 2019

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Weekend News & Commentary — August 11, 2019

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On Friday, the Department of Justice filed a petition asking the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) to decertify the union of federal immigration judges. The petition claims that immigration judges should be considered “management officials” ineligible to collectively organize. The move comes as tensions between immigration judges and the Trump […] More »

August 9th, 2019

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Today’s News & Commentary — August 9, 2019

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ICE agents raided companies across Mississippi on Wednesday, arresting about 680 undocumented immigrants in what might be the largest worksite enforcement action ever in a single state.  The facilities raided included four poultry plants; the New York Times reports that this industry has long relied on immigrant labor to do […] More »

August 8th, 2019

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Today’s News & Commentary — August 8, 2019

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A Walmart corporate employee called for a worker walkout in protest of the retailer’s position regarding the sale of guns.  Earlier this week, Thomas Marshall, a 23-year-old employee of Walmart’s e-commerce workforce, urged Walmart employees to call in sick on Tuesday, August 6 and to leave work at 3 pm […] More »

The Uber/Lyft "Workers' Association" Debate

Published June 19th, 2019

Law and Politics in Employee Classification

Published April 30th, 2019

Uber's $100b IPO

Published April 12th, 2019

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