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Today’s News & Commentary — June 2, 2017

Published June 2nd, 2017 -

British Airways’ cabin crew have announced they will hold a four-day strike later this month. This strike comes on the heels of an IT meltdown prompting the airline to strand 75,000 passengers at London’s Heathrow and Gatwick. The crew is striking over inferio... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — April 26, 2017

Published April 26th, 2017 -

This morning Senators Bernie Sanders and Patty Murray along with 21 Democratic members of Congress came together to support a $15 minimum wage. The Raise the Wage Act would gradually increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, jumping to $9.20 an hour up... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — February 23, 2017

Published February 23rd, 2017 -

Today, President Trump met with two dozen chief executives of major U.S. companies and reiterated campaign promises to bring millions of jobs back to the United States. USA Today reports that yesterday in advance of the meeting, Business Roundtable, a trade gr... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — February 9, 2016

Published February 9th, 2017 -

President Trump’s nominee for Labor Secretary, Andrew Puzder, has been scheduled for a hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on February 16. This is the fourth time the hearing has been scheduled after delays which, ac... More »

Today's News & Commentary — January 26, 2017

Published January 26th, 2017 -

Yesterday, an UberEats courier in Tampa, Florida filed a class action lawsuit against Uber’s food delivery service, alleging the service erroneously classified its couriers as independent contractors. According to The Verge, the suit demands couriers be grante... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — January 12, 2017

Published January 12th, 2017 -

The New York Times’s “Live Briefing” is tracking Day 3 of the Trump Administration’s Cabinet confirmation hearings. Today, General James Mattis, nominee for defense secretary, Rep. Mike Pompeo, nominee for CIA director, and Dr. Ben Carson, nominee for housing ... More »

Today’s News and Commentary — January 3, 2017

Published January 3rd, 2017 -

Law360 published a list of employment cases to watch in 2017. The upcoming attractions include the ongoing debate over class action waivers, the NLRB’s decision regarding joint employer liability in Browning-Ferris, whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act ba... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — December 1, 2016

Published December 1st, 2016 -

Yesterday the Seventh Circuit heard oral argument in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College which poses the question of whether Title VII prohibits workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. Earlier this summer, a panel of three Seventh Circuit judges... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — November 17, 2016

Published November 17th, 2016 -

The Wall Street Journal covered the national movement being waged against Walmart in China. Disgruntled workers, who complain of low wages and a new scheduling system that has left them poorer and exhausted, are protesting across the country. Bypassing officia... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — November 3, 2016

Published November 3rd, 2016 -

Today, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) strike enters its third day, and Philadelphia subway, trolley and bus services remain halted. According to The Wall Street Journal, more than 4,700 transit workers have been off the job sinc... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — October 20, 2016

Published October 20th, 2016 -

The union representing more than 5,000 professors and coaches from 14 Pennsylvania state colleges and universities went on strike yesterday. The walkout is, according to the New York Times, a rare escalation in higher education that reflects increasingly wides... More »