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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 »

Today’s News and Commentary — October 6, 2016

Published October 6th, 2016 -

According to The Crimson, hundreds of Harvard University dining service workers and supporters picketed on campus yesterday in the first walk out Harvard has seen since 1983. Negotiations, which are continuing during the strike, have failed over the dining wor... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — September 22, 2016

Published September 22nd, 2016 -

In the face of mounting opposition, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen delayed an interest-rate increase again to give the economy “more room to run.” While admitting the strengthening case for a rate raise, Yellen argued that it made sense to put off the rais... More »

Today’s News and Commentary — September 8, 2016

Published September 8th, 2016 -

As reported by Reuters, Epic Systems recently filed a petition for certiorari asking the Supreme Court to decide whether employers can require workers to arbitrate employment disputes individually instead of banding together in group actions. The Seventh Circu... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — September 4, 2016

Published September 4th, 2016 -

After some tension surrounding President Obama’s arrival on the tarmac, the 11th G-20 summit began in Hangzhou, China. The theme of this year is “Towards an Innovative, Invigorated, Interconnected, and Inclusive World Economy” with the agenda for the two... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — August 11, 2016

Published August 11th, 2016 -

The Labor Department announced yesterday that employers advertised more openings and hired more people in June. The report shows the number of job openings rose 2 percent to 5.6 million from 5.5 million in May, and hiring increased 1.7 percent to 5.1 million. ... More »