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Uber Adds a Tip Option

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Lost in the extensive coverage of Travis Kalanick’s resignation is the news that Uber is adding an in-app tip option.  According to the Washington Post, the option is already available in Houston, Minneapolis, and Seattle, and should be part of the app nationwide by the end of July.  The move comes on the heels of the Independent Drivers’ Guild’s successful effort to have New Yor... More »

Daily News & Commentary — June 19, 2017

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As covered earlier today, the Department of Justice announced last Friday that it will switch over its support in the upcoming Supreme Court case, NLRB v. Murphy Oil, from the National Labor Relations Board to Murphy Oil.  The issue in the case, set for the 2017 October term, is whether arbitration agreements with individual employees that ban employees from pursuing employment claims on a class o... More »

Solicitor General Reverses Position in Murphy Oil

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This post is part of OnLabor’s continuing analysis of National Labor Relations Board v. Murphy Oil USA. Despite previously submitting a petition for writ of certiorari for the National Labor Relations Board, the Solicitor General’s office has reversed its position in the consolidated cases of Murphy Oil USA, Epic Systems, and Ernst & Young and urges that the Supreme Court find that class actio... More »

Thinking About Parental Leave on Father’s Day

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This Father’s Day, is it time to challenge our assumptions when it comes to parental leave?  Derek Rotondo thinks it is.  Rotondo, a JP Morgan employee, was denied parental leave because the company presumed his wife would be the primary caregiver for their children.  Last Thursday, Rotondo filed a complaint with the EEOC arguing that JP Morgan’s parental leave policy vi... More »

Weekend News & Commentary — June 17-18, 2017

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Recent statistics from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services show that thousands of undocumented immigrants have been issued work permits by the Trump Administration pursuant to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program.  DACA provides undocumented immigrants with a work permit that is subject to renewal after two years.  The statistics show that over 17,000 new DACA applicants were a... More »

Deregistering Apprenticeships and Devaluing Accountability

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On Thursday, President Trump signed an executive order purporting to boost the Department’s apprenticeship program. In announcing his plans to make available more federal grant money for new apprenticeship programs, Trump also announced that he would diminish federal oversight of these new programs. Traditionally, DOL has required grantees to register their apprenticeship programs with DOL o... More »

Daily News & Commentary — June 15, 2017

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The number of Americans filing for unemployment dropped 8,000 to 237,000 last week, which was 5,000 more than economists had expected. For 119 straight weeks, claims have been below 300,000, which is the threshold associated with a healthy labor market. The New York Times reports. Baltimore is training youths for both public and private-sector jobs in the water industry. The Baltimore City Water I... More »

Daily News & Commentary — June 14, 2017

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Yesterday in Whole Foods Market, Inc. v. N.L.R.B., the Second Circuit upheld an NLRB ruling that an employer’s blanket policy prohibiting recordings in the workplace violated its employees’ rights to engage in protected concerted activities. The Second Circuit agreed with the Board majority that there was enough from previous NLRB cases to support that workers’ rights could be vi... More »

Daily News & Commentary — June 13, 2017

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New York City’s Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100 endorsed Mayor Bill De Blasio’s proposed Brooklyn-Queens Connector (BQX)—a sixteen-mile, 24/7 streetcar planned to run along the East River.  The project is controversial in part because of how expensive it would be.  John Samuelson, TWU’s president, said that the project would facilitate “several hundred jobs.” Yesterday, Teamsters working a... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — June 12, 2017

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This week, President Trump will make the expansion of apprenticeship programs the center of his labor policy.  The Wall Street Journal reports that these programs could help fill the record number of job openings—6 million in April.  While Trump’s proposed budget continues steady funding for apprenticeship, it cuts funding for other job-training programs by 40 percent. At Fuyao, a Chinese-owned au... More »

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