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Today’s News & Commentary – February 20, 2018

Published February 20th, 2018 -

A district judge in the Northern District of California certified a class of Uber drivers in Dulberg v. Uber Technologies Inc.  The breach of contract suit alleges that after the company implemented its upfront pricing feature, drivers were not paid adequate w... More »

Today’s News & Commentary – February 6, 2018

Published February 6th, 2018 -

Yesterday was the 25th Anniversary of the passage of the Family and Medical Leave Act.  The FMLA requires employers to provide eligible employees with 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year, with no threat of job loss.  The Act also requires employers to provide co... More »

Weekend News & Commentary — January 27-28, 2018

Published January 28th, 2018 -

This week, the Trump administration proposed demoting regional directors within the National Labor Relations Board.  The proposal would force regional directors to report to more senior NLRB officials.  These regional directors resolve approximately 85% of the... More »

Weekend News & Commentary — January 13-14, 2018

Published January 14th, 2018 -

The Trump administration has announced that millions of people will have to use a new Internal Revenue Service online calculator to make sure their new paychecks are accurate.  This change comes in the wake of administration issuing guidelines for the implemen... More »

Weekend News & Commentary — December 16-17, 2017

Published December 17th, 2017 -

On Thursday, the F.C.C. voted to repeal net neutrality rules that prohibited broadband providers from charging more for better service or content, and from blocking access to certain content.  The repeal is likely to radically change the online landscape.  The... More »

Weekend News & Commentary — December 2-3, 2017

Published December 3rd, 2017 -

On Saturday morning, the Senate passed the Republican tax bill.  The bill is projected to amount to tax cuts of approximately $1.5 trillion over the next ten years.  Supporters of the bill claim it will fuel economic growth and create jobs.  Critics claim the ... More »

Weekend News & Commentary — November 18-19, 2017

Published November 19th, 2017 -

Twenty states suspend people’s professional or driver’s licenses for falling behind on student loan payments, according to the New York Times.  Licensing laws developed as government losses from student loans rose rapidly, hitting the billion-dollar mark in th... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — November 7, 2017

Published November 7th, 2017 -

The House of Representatives convened last night to consider the Save Local Business Act. The Rules Committee voted 9-2 for the proposed legislation.  If passed, the bill would narrow the definition of joint employer.  The legislation would limit an employer’s... More »

Weekend News & Commentary — October 21-22, 2017

Published October 22nd, 2017 -

Jeffrey Mateer, First Assistant Attorney General of Texas and President Trump’s nominee to serve as a federal district judge in the Eastern District of Texas, has admitted to discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation in two separate speeches from 2015.... More »

Weekend News & Commentary — October 7-8, 2017

Published October 8th, 2017 -

On Friday, the Trump administration announced its plan to roll back the 2012 Obamacare birth control mandate, effective immediately.  The mandate required all employers to provide coverage of FDA-approved birth control in their health insurance plans.  Under t... More »

Weekend News & Commentary — September 23-24, 2017

Published September 24th, 2017 -

Wilbur Ross, the Secretary of Commerce, penned an op-ed in the Washington Post discussing how NAFTA has disadvantaged American workers.  Citing a report released by the Office of Trade and Economic Analysis within the Department of Commerce, Secretary Ross arg... More »

Weekend News & Commentary — August 26-27, 2017

Published August 27th, 2017 -

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration erased information pertaining to workplace deaths from its homepage on Friday.  The data has been replaced with information about how companies can make sure they comply with OSHA standards to reduce workplace ... More »