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April 3rd, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary – April 3, 2018

Published April 3rd, 2018 -

Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that service advisers at car dealerships are not subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime requirements in Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro et. al.  Justice Thomas, writing for the majority, concluded that service advi... More »

March 20th, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary — March 20, 2018

Published March 20th, 2018 -

President Trump required senior white house employees to sign nondisclosure agreements in early 2017 the Washington Post reports.  The agreement, which prohibits staffers from revealing confidential information and stipulates damages for breach of the agreemen... More »

March 11th, 2018

Weekend News & Commentary – March 10-11, 2018

Published March 11th, 2018 -

On Friday, the Labor Department reported 313,000 new jobs in February.  This is the largest single-month gain during the Trump presidency, and largest gain since July 2016.  The unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent, a 17-year low.  The numbers are likely ... More »

March 6th, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary – March 6, 2018

Published March 6th, 2018 -

On Monday, a test case about racial bias in hair testing began in a Boston district court.  A black woman who applied for a job as a Boston police officer but was denied when her hair sample tested positive for cocaine and a group of black officers who claimed... More »

February 20th, 2018

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 »

February 6th, 2018

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 »

January 28th, 2018

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 »

January 14th, 2018

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 »

December 17th, 2017

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 »

December 3rd, 2017

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 »

November 19th, 2017

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 »

November 7th, 2017

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 »