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Jon Weinberg is a student at Harvard Law School.

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Today’s News & Commentary — May 5, 2017

Published May 5th, 2017 -

Congress may be open to revisiting the classification of gig economy workers as employees or independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  Per Bloomberg BNA, “the head of the House workforce committee May 3 told an audience of innovators t... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — April 25, 2017

Published April 25th, 2017 -

The Supreme Court will soon be presented with the opportunity to decide whether unions can constitutionally charge non-members “fair share” fees.  According to Bloomberg BNA, “the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation intends by the... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — April 11, 2017

Published April 11th, 2017 -

Minors in Texas may soon need parental approval to join a labor union.  According to the Texas Tribune, “minors in the state may be required to obtain parental approval before they can join a labor union under a proposal the Texas Senate tentatively appr... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — April 11, 2017

Published April 11th, 2017 -

Minors in Texas may soon need parental approval to join a labor union.  According to the Texas Tribune, “minors in the state may be required to obtain parental approval before they can join a labor union under a proposal the Texas Senate tentatively appr... More »

Gig News: Seattle Gig Unionization Ordinance On Hold

Published April 3rd, 2017 -

Despite surviving multiple court challenges, the revolutionary Seattle municipal ordinance giving gig economy independent contractors the right to unionize appears to be on hold. According to Bloomberg BNA, a Seattle city attorney announced the city will delay... More »

Today’s News and Commentary — March 28, 2017

Published March 28th, 2017 -

President Trump repealed a rule yesterday requiring federal contractors to disclose labor law violations.  Per The Hill, the “blacklisting rule” implemented by President Obama was intended “to prevent the government from contracting with busi... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — March 14, 2017

Published March 14th, 2017 -

While Uber attempts to discourage the unionization of drivers in Seattle, some drivers are challenging the municipal law giving drivers the right to organize.  According to the Seattle Times, “the drivers are seeking a temporary restraining order barring... More »

Today’s News and Commentary — February 28, 2017

Published February 28th, 2017 -

The fate of several of President Obama’s signature labor and employment policies could soon hang in the balance.  The Hill reports that “President Trump is facing pressure to roll back union-friendly policy changes made by the Obama-era National La... More »

Gig News: Brazilian Judge Finds Uber Driver Is Employee

Published February 14th, 2017 -

A labor court judge in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil has found that an Uber driver there is an employee of the company, taking the debate over the classification of drivers to another country.  The Brazilian newspaper Zero Hora reports that the decision is... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — February 14, 2017

Published February 14th, 2017 -

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Those celebrating should be careful not to run affront of labor and employment law.  The Richmond Times-Dispatch notes that “when a gift is received unexpectedly from a co-worker on Valentine’s Day of all days, it raises the... More »