Lauren Godles

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December 14th, 2016

Today’s News & Commentary — December 14, 2016

Published December 14th, 2016 -

After a particularly horrific week in Syria, which a UN official described as “a complete meltdown of humanity,” there is a bright spot to be found in Syrian immigrants who have made it to the U.S. The Center for American Progress reports that Syri... More »

December 7th, 2016

Today’s News and Commentary — December 7, 2016

Published December 7th, 2016 -

The legal battle over the Obama administration’s expanded overtime rule continues. Last Friday, the Department of Labor filed a motion in the Fifth Circuit, following the District Court’s nationwide preliminary injunction, seeking an expedited brie... More »

November 23rd, 2016

Today’s News & Commentary — November 23, 2016

Published November 23rd, 2016 -

Yesterday, a federal judge in Texas issued a nationwide injunction against the Department of Labor’s overtime rule that increases the salary threshold of those eligible for overtime to $47,500. The judge, an Obama appointee, held that “the Departme... More »

November 9th, 2016

Today’s News and Commentary — November 9, 2016

Published November 9th, 2016 -

Donald J. Trump will be the 45th President of the United States. In one of the biggest upsets in American political history, Trump defied the predictions of almost every major poll and eclipsed the 270 electoral college votes needed to win. Hillary Clinton, wh... More »

October 26th, 2016

Today’s News & Commentary — October 26, 2016

Published October 26th, 2016 -

The Pentagon is forcing thousands of soldiers deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan to repay enlistment bonuses granted to them a decade ago. The demands for repayment have surfaced in the wake of a 2011 audit of the California Guard that revealed “widespread... More »

October 23rd, 2016

Weekend News & Commentary — October 23, 2016

Published October 23rd, 2016 -

The Hamilton Project released a series of new research papers last week related to the re-integration of formerly incarcerated people. In one of the papers, Jennifer Doleac proposes five principles for policy makers to adopt in order to increase access to the ... More »

September 28th, 2016

Today’s News & Commentary — September 28, 2016

Published September 28th, 2016 -

With only 40 days to go until the presidential election, hundreds of tech companies have announced that employees will get a paid company holiday on November 8. While most of these companies are located in San Francisco, others have offices nationwide, includi... More »

September 14th, 2016

Today’s News and Commentary — September 14, 2016

Published September 14th, 2016 -

The U.S. Census Bureau has good news for Americans: household incomes increased in the largest annual surge ever recorded (5.2%) in 2015. The average household income now stands at $56,516 and is up for the first time since 2007. However, it still stands below... More »

August 31st, 2016

Today’s News & Commentary — August 31, 2016

Published August 31st, 2016 -

The labor community continues to speculate about the consequences of the monumental NLRB decision last week that held graduate students to be statutory employees. Writing for the Huffington Post, law Professor Joseph P. Mastrosimone suggests that there will be... More »

August 17th, 2016

Today’s News & Commentary — August 17, 2016

Published August 17th, 2016 -

Only a dire situation would motivate an airline pilot to personally demonstrate the use of her breast pump in front of colleagues at a union meeting — and that situation is a complete lack of maternity and breastfeeding accommodations. In a fascinating piece y... More »

July 31st, 2016

Weekend News & Commentary — July 30-31, 2016

Published July 31st, 2016 -

Donald Trump appears to have settled on a federal $10 minimum wage, despite his previous position that increases should be determined by the states. Bloomberg calls his new minimum wage pronouncement “the latest headache for Republicans,” whose rec... More »