SAG-AFTRA’s New Influencer Agreement: What It Means for Influencers – and for Labor

SAG-AFTRA’s New Influencer Agreement: What It Means for Influencers – and for Labor

Meghan Markle, an American actress who married Prince Harry, highlighted in a recent interview with Oprah how being part of...
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Does Ownership Mean Absolute Dominion?

Does Ownership Mean Absolute Dominion?

In State v. Shack, New Jersey’s Supreme Court declared it “unthinkable” that property rights entitled agricultural employers to “isolate the...
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What should the pandemic teach us about the future of unemployment insurance?

What should the pandemic teach us about the future of unemployment insurance?

One year ago, weeks into Covid-induced lockdowns and with the trajectory of the pandemic unknown, Congress passed the CARES Act,...
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Scabby: The Law of the Rat

Scabby: The Law of the Rat

What has sharp teeth, blood-shot eyes, festering nails, looms twelve feet tall, but doesn’t look mean enough to be threatening?...
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Ending the Filibuster Needs to be Labor’s Top Priority

Ending the Filibuster Needs to be Labor’s Top Priority

The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) act was reintroduced and passed in the House last month for the second...
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Litigation Can Help Curb Algorithmic Discrimination in Hiring, Here’s How

Litigation Can Help Curb Algorithmic Discrimination in Hiring, Here’s How

As described in my last post, employers who use algorithmic decision systems (ADSs) in hiring reify past prejudices and systemic...
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Today’s News & Commentary—April 14th, 2021

On Sunday afternoon in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, Daunte Wright was shot to death by police. Daunte Wright was a 20-year-old Black man who was killed during a traffic stop. Daunte Wright was described by his brother as someone who would “give you the shirt off his...

Today’s News & Commentary — April 13, 2021

Multiple developments for workplace safety during the pandemic are taking place on the federal and state level. With some states beginning to loosen restrictions such as masking, OSHA is poised to issue new emergency regulations as early as this week. While what...

Does Ownership Mean Absolute Dominion?

In State v. Shack, New Jersey’s Supreme Court declared it “unthinkable” that property rights entitled agricultural employers to “isolate the migrant worker in any respect significant for the worker's well-being.”  Last month, in Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid, two...

Weekend News & Commentary – April 11, 2021

The most closely watched U.S. union election in years, perhaps decades, has resulted in a devastating defeat for organized labor as Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Ala. voted overwhelmingly against unionizing with the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store...

Today’s News & Commentary – April 9, 2021

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has challenged South Carolina’s return-to-office order for state employees, a lawsuit that implicates broader legal questions for businesses around the nation as they return to normalcy. Gov. Henry McMaster, a Republican,...

Today’s News & Commentary—April 14th, 2021

On Sunday afternoon in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, Daunte Wright was shot to death by police. Daunte Wright was a 20-year-old Black man who was killed during a traffic stop. Daunte Wright was described by his brother as someone who would “give you the shirt off his...

Today’s News & Commentary — April 13, 2021

Multiple developments for workplace safety during the pandemic are taking place on the federal and state level. With some states beginning to loosen restrictions such as masking, OSHA is poised to issue new emergency regulations as early as this week. While what...

Does Ownership Mean Absolute Dominion?

In State v. Shack, New Jersey’s Supreme Court declared it “unthinkable” that property rights entitled agricultural employers to “isolate the migrant worker in any respect significant for the worker's well-being.”  Last month, in Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid, two...

Today’s News & Commentary — April 12, 2021

In January, Judge Edward M. Chen of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California certified a class of more than 4,800 Uber drivers who alleged they were misclassified as independent contractors rather than employees under California law. The...

Weekend News & Commentary – April 11, 2021

The most closely watched U.S. union election in years, perhaps decades, has resulted in a devastating defeat for organized labor as Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Ala. voted overwhelmingly against unionizing with the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store...

Today’s News & Commentary – April 9, 2021

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has challenged South Carolina’s return-to-office order for state employees, a lawsuit that implicates broader legal questions for businesses around the nation as they return to normalcy. Gov. Henry McMaster, a Republican,...

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