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Jyoti Jasrasaria

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New Episode of Breached Podcast on Employment

Published April 25th, 2018 -

Today, Breached Podcast released a new episode exploring employment as a component of the social contract.  The episode treats the NLRA as the foundation of the social contract between employees and employers and asks how changes in the nature of work provide ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — April 13, 2018

Published April 13th, 2018 -

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation yesterday that is aimed at protecting public workers’ rights in advance of the Supreme Court’s potentially adverse ruling in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31.  The new law allows unions to deny full benefits to worke... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — March 30, 2018

Published March 30th, 2018 -

Yesterday, President Trump made his first public appearance in five days, speaking with local workers in Richfield, Ohio. ABC News reports that he publicized his administration’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan, expressing openness to a piecemeal approach in... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — March 21, 2018

Published March 21st, 2018 -

Bloomberg Law reports that congressional lawmakers are negotiating a funding bill for the government that would include a provision to calm controversy surrounding a proposed Department of Labor rule about pooling tips. The proposed DOL rule would reverse an O... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — March 2, 2018

Published March 2nd, 2018 -

Yesterday, President Trump announced that he would impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, effectively taxing every foreign shipment of those metals into the United States. The New York Times reports that the announcement was made despite strong pushback... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — February 16, 2018

Published February 16th, 2018 -

Yesterday, the Senate rejected a White House immigration proposal that would have increased border security, placed new limits on legal migration like family-based immigration and the diversity visa lottery program, and provided a pathway to citizenship for 1.... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — January 10, 2018

Published January 10th, 2018 -

Late yesterday, a federal district court judge in San Francisco issued a national injunction ordering the Trump administration to “maintain the DACA [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] program on a nationwide basis” while litigation over the program plays... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — January 8, 2018

Published January 8th, 2018 -

The Boston Globe reports that employers struggling with the tight labor market are seeking out candidates that they may not have previously considered.  For example, Shake Shack is hiring workers who speak little English; Spaulding Rehabilitation Network is pl... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — December 11, 2017

Published December 11th, 2017 -

In the new tax plan, “the amount you make may be less important than how you make it,” reports the New York Times.  Both the House and Senate bills link tax rates to characteristics such as “ownership, day-to-day level of involvement, organiz... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — November 27, 2017

Published November 27th, 2017 -

The California Supreme Court is expected to make a ruling today in a lawsuit between Gerawan Farming and the United Farm Workers of America.  At issue in the case is a 2002 state law allowing the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board to order mediation... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — November 13, 2017

Published November 13th, 2017 -

USA Today reports that the U.S. federal agencies relied on trucking companies that violated labor laws.  XPO Logistics and California Cartage, two companies that were found guilty of labor infractions, and Konoike-Pacific, which was accused of the same kinds o... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — October 30, 2017

Published October 30th, 2017 -

WBUR’s business and technology team, BostonomiX, analyzed data from the Massachusetts Office of Labor and Workforce Development in order to understand the future of work in Massachusetts.  BostonomiX found that the health care and computer sectors are likely t... More »