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May 7th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — May 7, 2019

Published May 7th, 2019 -

Airports and major-city transit authorities warn that the planned strike by Uber and Lyft drivers tomorrow may create significant travel chaos. The strike, which arose out of a dispute between Uber and its Los Angeles drivers over a rate decrease there, is exp... More »

April 18th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — April 18, 2019

Published April 18th, 2019 -

A taskforce charged with proposing reforms to combat workplace misconduct has chosen to leave open an important escape hatch for judges accused of sexual harassment or other misconduct: the opportunity to end an investigation by retiring. As a result, judges a... More »

April 4th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — April 4, 2019

Published April 4th, 2019 -

Six women have sued the law firm Jones Day for pregnancy and gender discrimination. The former associates claim that the firm’s “fraternity culture” benefits male attorneys to the detriment of women, who are routinely excluded from the best a... More »

March 7th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — March 7, 2019

Published March 7th, 2019 -

Economists expect tomorrow’s jobs report to show an increase of 180,000 jobs and a reduction of the unemployment rate to 3.9%. If the prediction proves true, February would mark the 101st consecutive month of job growth.   Business groups expect tha... More »

February 21st, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — February 21, 2019

Published February 21st, 2019 -

In the Wall Street Journal, President Trump’s failed Labor Secretary nominee, Andy Puzder, comments on Amazon’s decision to withdraw its plan to build a second headquarters in New York City. Puzder argues that progressive groups won a victory for w... More »

February 7th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — February 7, 2019

Published February 7th, 2019 -

The grocery-delivery service Instacart caved to public outrage over its tipping policy and will now pass along the full value of a customer’s tip to the delivery worker. Beginning in November, Instacart had in some cases reduced the rate the company paid... More »

January 24th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — January 24, 2019

Published January 24th, 2019 -

The unions that represents American air traffic controllers issued a statement yesterday warning of the dire effects of the ongoing government shutdown. Air traffic controllers have been working without pay for over a month and will miss their second paycheck ... More »

January 11th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — January 11, 2019

Published January 11th, 2019 -

A class-action lawsuit brought on behalf of 90,000 au pairs alleges that 15 private agencies violated antitrust laws by conspiring to keep wages low for young foreigners who came to America on a controversial “cultural exchange” visa. The suit, bro... More »

December 10th, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary

Published December 10th, 2018 -

Labor unrest is growing at NPR, the United States’ largest radio news organization. The nonprofit group, which recently faced a staff rebellion over its handling of sexual harassment allegations against a top newsroom executive, now faces criticism that ... More »

December 9th, 2018

Weekend News & Commentary

Published December 9th, 2018 -

Civil unrest in France continued and even expanded this weekend, as French police arrested over a thousand protesters. A large police presence seemed better able to control the violence this weekend, the fourth weekend in a row in which the Yellow Vests (as pr... More »

November 29th, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary

Published November 29th, 2018 -

Harvard Law School’s Pipeline Parity Project saw another success in its campaign to end forced arbitration in employment disputes when Sidley Austin, one of the United States’ 10 largest law firms, announced that it would bow to pressure and elimin... More »

November 15th, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary

Published November 15th, 2018 -

In a first for the federal judiciary, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has hired a director of workplace relations. The move comes in the wake of the #MeToo movement and specifically sexual harassment allegations against Judge Alex Kozinski, a prominent judg... More »