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Watch Out Workers, Here Comes Brett Kavanaugh

Published July 10th, 2018 -

In 2010, a trainer at SeaWorld drowned when the killer whale she was working with during a performance “grabbed her and pulled her off the platform into the pool, refusing to release her.”  The Occupational Safety and Health ... More »

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The Kavanaugh Nomination and Labor

Published July 10th, 2018 -

Yesterday, President Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.  Kavanaugh currently serves as a judge on the United States Appeals Court for the District of Columbia Cir... More »

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OnLabor Reaches One Million Views

Published January 14th, 2019 -

Last week, OnLabor reached our one millionth page view! We are thrilled and grateful to all of you—our readers, contributors, and community—who have helped us grow into a hub of conversation about labor law, politics, and pow... More »

January 9th, 2019

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Today’s News & Commentary — January 9, 2019

Published January 9th, 2019 -

Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s first opinion for the Supreme Court is a win for arbitration.  Yesterday, Kavanaugh delivered a unanimous opinion in Henry Schein v. Archer and White Sales holding that the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) requires a court to enforce an arbitration agreement that calls for arbitrators to determine whether […] More »

October 8th, 2018

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Today’s News & Commentary

Published October 8th, 2018 -

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is facing accusations that he discriminated against Native Americans when reassigning 33 career Interior Department officials last summer. Even though Native Americans represent less than 10% of DOI’s workforce, fully one-third of the senior career officials whose jobs he reassigned are Native American, and […] More »

October 7th, 2018

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Weekend News & Commentary

Published October 7th, 2018 -

On Saturday afternoon, the Senate confirmed the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.  The 50-48 vote is among the closest in history, and the tenor of battles over Kavanaugh’s fitness revealed and further rived a divided a country.  Much commentary on the process anticipates the outcomes of […] More »

October 5th, 2018

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Today’s News & Commentary

Published October 5th, 2018 -

This morning, the Senate narrowly voted to end debate on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. A final vote could occur as early as tomorrow. 51 Senators, including Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted for cloture. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) voted no. It remains unclear whether […] More »

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How We Value Investors and Workers

Published September 25th, 2018 -

I wrote about the now-infamous case where Brett Kavanaugh dissented from an opinion upholding a fine by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) against SeaWorld after a killer whale lived up to its name by ki... More »