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Paid Family Leave: A Backgrounder

Published September 30th, 2014 -

Speaking last week at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative, Hillary Clinton discussed what needs to be done to close the persistent gender gap in American business and society.  Among the measures she emphasized was the provision of paid family ... More »

Paid Sick Days: A Backgrounder

Published April 15th, 2014 -

Last week, New York City joined five other cities and the state of Connecticut in mandating that employers provide their employees with paid sick days. The legislation comes at a time when almost 40 million workers, constituting nearly 40 percent of all privat... More »

UNITE HERE’s Harshly Critical Report About Obamacare

Published March 11th, 2014 -

Late yesterday, UNITE HERE confirmed to the On Labor staff that the union authored a report, The Irony of ObamaCare: Making Inequality Worse, that has been circulating on mainly conservative news sites recently. The report has gained attention because it is on... More »

Displaced Worker Protection Laws: An Explainer

Published January 13th, 2014 -

In the last ten years, but particularly in the last two, states and localities have begun to enact displaced worker protection laws. These laws, which are currently on the books in ten cities, counties, and states, provide some temporary protection for the emp... More »

What Exactly Are Obamacare Navigators?

Published November 11th, 2013 -

As we’ve covered, the House of Representatives’ Education and the Workforce Committee has launched an investigation into Obamacare “navigators” to “ensure individuals’ privacy is protected and contact with an ObamaCare navigator d... More »

What's Going On With the Obamacare Exchanges?

Published October 21st, 2013 -

As we’ve covered, one of the biggest elements of Obamacare, the health insurance exchanges (also called marketplaces), launched on October 1st.  Since then, reports have emerged of higher than expected interest but also serious technical problems, partic... More »