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Teachers’ Strikes: An Explainer

Published May 8th, 2018 -

For the past couple months, teachers’ strikes have featured prominently in national headlines.  The first of these high-profile strikes began on February 22, 2018 when teachers across the state went out on strike.  The strike, which protested low pay and high ... More »

New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira

Published April 26th, 2018 -

At the end of February, the Supreme Court granted cert. in New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira.  In so doing, the Court added to the list of cases that examine how and to what extent the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) applies in the employment context (see our coverage... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — April 10, 2018

Published April 10th, 2018 -

Today is equal pay day.  The date each year symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year.  The National Committee on Pay Equity encourages people to wear red in honor of equal pay day. On Monday, the 9th Circuit... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — March 27, 2018

Published March 27th, 2018 -

“Technical education struggles to gain funding traction,” Rafael Bernal writes at The Hill.  Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs have received attention in light of concerns about the “skills gap” in the U.S. economy (which we... More »

Daily News & Commentary—March 13, 2018

Published March 13th, 2018 -

Last Friday, respondents filed a motion for reconsideration in the Hy-Brand case.  As we’ve covered (here and here), the NLRB vacated its decision in Hy-Brand (thus restoring the Obama-era joint-employer standard) because a Board member had a conflict of... More »

Daily News & Commentary — February 27, 2018

Published February 27th, 2018 -

Last week on the blog, we wrote about why the NLRB should withdraw the Hy-Brand decision (here and here)—in short, because a Board member who voted for the result, William Emanuel, should have recused himself (his former law firm represented one of the c... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — February 13, 2018

Published February 13th, 2018 -

On Monday, President Trump’s administration “proposed deep spending cuts” in the U.S. Labor Department’s budget for the second consecutive year.  The administration requested a 21% budget reduction over current levels for fiscal year 20... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — January 23, 2018

Published January 23rd, 2018 -

The government shutdown is over.  Monday night, President Trump signed a spending bill ending the three-day shutdown.  Senators reached agreement, reportedly with the help of a talking stick, after Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced that it was his “inten... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — January 9, 2018

Published January 9th, 2018 -

“Employers Brace for the Loss of an Immigrant Work Force,” says the New York Times.  On Monday, the Trump administration announced that about 200,000 immigrants from El Salvador would have to leave the U.S. by September 2019.  Over 45,000 Haitian i... More »

Today’s News & Commentary—December 26, 2017

Published December 26th, 2017 -

Jim Hackett, CEO of Ford Motor Company, apologized to Ford employees last week following accusations of sexual harassment in two Chicago plants to which the plants responded inadequately.  Hackett published an open letter expressing a zero tolerance policy for... More »

Today’s News and Commentary — December 12, 2017

Published December 12th, 2017 -

A piece at the New York Times profiles “disposable workers” in Europe.  Hundreds of thousands of these workers are recruited by agencies each year to perform cheap manual labor and service jobs (e.g. picking vegetables or pouring concrete).  The ar... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — November 28, 2017

Published November 28th, 2017 -

Employees of online retailers that are acquired by Walmart face significantly increased premiums for company-sponsored health coverage.  As the New York Times reports, the health benefits Walmart provides to the employees of its online retail operations is inf... More »