Edward Nasser

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Today’s News & Commentary — November 1, 2016

Published November 1st, 2016 -

McDonald’s paid $3.75 million to settle a federal lawsuit in California that sought to hold the company liable for one of its franchise owners failing to failing to pay proper wages. The suit is one of several filed after the NLRB issued complaints in 20... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — October 18, 2016

Published October 18th, 2016 -

The NLRB has challenged some provisions in the required employment contracts that Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund, requires each full-time employee to sign. The NLRB filed an administrative action against the firm in July saying th... More »

Today’s News and Commentary — October 4, 2016

Published October 4th, 2016 -

The Department of Labor published a notice and comment concerning the proposed reinstatement of the Contingent Worker Supplement. The CWS will provide data on jobs and workers in jobs that are structured to last a limited period of time, as well as information... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — September 20, 2016

Published September 20th, 2016 -

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx issued a policy paper that outlines 15 points he expects automakers to comply with as self-driving cars hit the road. The paper hits on four main points: what the vehicles need to do to be safe, what federal and state gove... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — September 6, 2016

Published September 6th, 2016 -

21st Century Fox Corporation, the parent company of Fox News, has announced a settlement in the sexual harassment case brought by Gretchen Carlson. The amount, unconfirmed by the parties, has been reported at $20 million. Ailes, the former Fox News Chairmen, w... More »

Today's News & Commentary — August 23, 2016

Published August 23rd, 2016 -

In a 3-1 decision today, the NLRB held that “student assistants who have a common-law employment relationship with their university are statutory employees under the [Section 2(3) of the National Labor Relations Act]”. The case, discussed previousl... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — August 9, 2016

Published August 9th, 2016 -

Donald Trump delivered a major economic speech on Monday, highlighting some proposals we can expect him to push for if he is elected. He questioned the accuracy of the official unemployment numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but the speech was... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — July 26, 2016

Published July 26th, 2016 -

WeWork, a New York based startup that provides shared workspace and services to its clients, continues to be plagued by labor issues. The company was highlighted by the New York Times in May for its controversial practice of requiring employees to sign arbitra... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — June 28, 2016

Published June 28th, 2016 -

Brexit continues to dominate the news cycle. After relaying yesterday that business leaders in the United Kingdom expected the vote to have a negative impact on them, the Wall Street Journal today reports that some industries might see higher labor costs. Fore... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — June 14, 2016

Published June 14th, 2016 -

The AFL-CIO will formally endorse Hillary Clinton on Thursday, according to the Wall Street Journal. The AFL-CIO rarely picks a candidate before the presumptive  Democratic nominee has emerged. Clinton now has locked up endorsements from most major labor group... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — May 31, 2016

Published May 31st, 2016 -

Eduardo Porter of the New York Times  argues that a universal basic income is not the most efficient way to solve poverty.  The first obstacle would be funding for such a program, which would either overwhelm the federal budget or require defunding every other... More »