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Today’s News & Commentary — January 12, 2018

Published January 12th, 2018 -

The Trump administration announced Thursday it would allow states to impose work requirements in Medicaid. According to The New York Times, this large policy shift toward a more conservative vision for Medicaid will provide waivers to states that wish to condi... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — December 15, 2017

Published December 15th, 2017 -

After loud resistance from Democrats, the FCC voted to repeal Obama-era rules requiring broadband providers to treat all internet traffic as equal. The New York Times reports the now-repealed Obama-era regulations regulated high-speed internet as if it were a ... More »

NLRB Overrules Browning-Ferris Industries

Published December 14th, 2017 -

Today in a 3-2 decision, the National Labor Relations Board overruled its 2015 decision in Browning-Ferris Industries. Today’s decision means a return to the pre–Browning Ferris standard for joint-employer liability. Under this standard,  two or more ent... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — November 3, 2017

Published November 3rd, 2017 -

House Republicans unveiled their plan to overhaul the U.S. tax code. The $1.5 trillion plan contemplates a significant tax cut for corporations, which will receive around $1 trillion or two-thirds of the total net cuts. The long-awaited plan decreases the numb... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — July 28, 2017

Published July 28th, 2017 -

Earlier this week in a series of tweets, President Trump announced that transgender individuals would be barred from serving in the United States military “in any capacity.” Transgender members have been able to serve openly since President Obama lifted the tr... More »

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 »