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Today’s News and Commentary — November 10, 2016

Published November 10th, 2016 -

In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s shocking electoral victory, the analysis of his win continues.  The New York Times reports that Donald Trump’s support among white, working-class men carried him to the presidency.  While Hillary Clinton’s campaign believed t... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — October 27, 2016

Published October 27th, 2016 -

With fewer than two weeks remaining until the election, The Wall Street Journal reported political tensions have been heating up at work.  A Society for Human Resources and Management survey found that more than half of human resources personnel are reporting ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — October 13, 2016

Published October 13th, 2016 -

Yesterday, Politico reported that Walmart, the country’s largest private sector employer, increased the pay of its entry-level managers in preparation for the Obama administration’s overtime rule.  The company changed its starting salary from $45,000 to ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — September 29, 2016

Published September 29th, 2016 -

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6094, a bill to delay President Obama’s overtime regulation by six months, by a vote of 246 to 177.  The regulation increases the salary threshold from $23,660 to $47,476 for workers.  Most workers earning le... More »

Today’s News and Commentary — September 15, 2016

Published September 15th, 2016 -

Donald Trump made headlines yesterday for his proposal to provide six weeks paid maternity leave through an expansion of the unemployment insurance program.  According to Trump campaign estimates, the plan would cost $2.5 billion a year.  The proposal is the f... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — September 1, 2016

Published September 1st, 2016 -

Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Kerrie Campbell filed a complaint against Chadbourne & Parke LLP alleging that she and other female partners who have been “disparately underpaid, systematically shut out of Firm leadership, demoted, de-equi... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — August 18, 2016

Published August 18th, 2016 -

Today, in the Upshot, Quoctrung Bui reports on new research on older workers conducted by economist Matthew Rutledge.  Rutledge describes how for workers 55 and older the options available to them contract.  As a result, these workers are left with what Rutled... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — August 4, 2016

Published August 4th, 2016 -

Yesterday, the Editorial Board of the New York Times urged President Obama to do even more to ensure that government contractors are model employers.  These standards include “paying a living wage, providing benefits and letting workers form unions without rep... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — July 21, 2016

Published July 21st, 2016 -

While most eyes were on the Republican Convention yesterday, the presumptive Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, garnered a new labor endorsement from UNITE HERE.  The labor organization is one of the last remaining unions to endorse Clinton.  With more than ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — July 7, 2016

Published July 7th, 2016 -

Ever wonder what goes into making your smartphone?  The Wall Street Journal examined the work of Fairphone, a Dutch company dedicated to transparently producing smartphones using fair-trade minerals and responsible labor practices.  Roughly 40 minerals are inv... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — June 23, 2016

Published June 23rd, 2016 -

  Britain votes today on whether to exit the European Union.  The Wall Street Journal reports on the possible effects of the referendum for restaurants and retailers in the UK.  In Britain, 28 percent of workers in the hospitality industry and 15 percent ... More »