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More Labor Nominees and Appointments

Published June 23rd, 2017 -

The pace of nominations and appointments to the Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, and other federal labor agencies is expected to continue to accelerate.  Following the nominations earlier this week of Marvin Kaplan to the NLRB and Patrick Pizzella to be the Deputy Secretary of Labor, the White House announced the nomination ofKyle Fortson to a seat on the National Mediation Boa... More »

Guest Post: Why UBI Proponents Should Support Labor Law Reform

Published June 23rd, 2017 -

In recent years, political actors from a wide variety of backgrounds have begun to advocate for an unconditional basic income (UBI). The core idea is simple: the state would give all citizens or lawful residents regular cash grants without work requirements or means tests. I find the idea appealing, all else being equal, since it could help alleviate or even end dire poverty. But I believe any pat... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — June 23, 2017

Published June 23rd, 2017 -

On Tuesday, President Trump nominated Marvin Kaplan to the NLRB. Kaplan is a former lawyer for the Republicans on the House education and oversight committees. The NLRB now has a Republican majority, and Kaplan’s confirmation could lead to the reversal of a number of Obama-era Board actions, as the New York Times details. More »

You Call That a Hearing?

Published June 22nd, 2017 -

The Republicans have rightly been criticized for refusing to hold hearings on their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but even when they do hold Congressional hearings, the only benefit to the public is to reveal how little they seem to care about fact-finding.  Last week, the House of Representatives held a hearing on three bills designed to make it harder for non-union workers to organize ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — June 22, 2017

Published June 22nd, 2017 -

In an effort to reduce the gender pay gap, Delaware has enacted a law prohibiting employers from screening applicants based on salary history.  In doing so, Delaware joins Massachusetts, Oregon, New York City, and Philadelphia.  Philadelphia’s ordinance is under fire for allegedly violating the First and Fourteenth Amendments and allegedly being overly broad.  Meanwhile, advocates have highlighted... More »

Uber Adds a Tip Option

Published June 21st, 2017 -

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

Published June 19th, 2017 -

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

Published June 19th, 2017 -

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

Published June 18th, 2017 -

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

Published June 18th, 2017 -

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 »

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