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Workplace Ableism Is a Problem for ADA Rights

Published June 19th, 2019 -

Workplace ableism is hostile to employees with disabilities Imagine, if you will, a woman in her 30s with a masters degree who works for a healthcare research non-profit. She has Crohn’s disease and fibromyalgia, so the routine activities of a weekday can, at ... More »

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Exotic Dancers Join the Debate over Dynamex

Published June 17th, 2019 -

In February, Stormy Daniels published an op-ed arguing that exotic dancers should be “treated as freelancers, not employees.”  In doing so, she criticized the California Supreme Court’s adoption of the “ABC test” in Dynamex.  Under that test, a business that w... More »

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A Changing Landscape for Marijuana in the Workplace

Published June 10th, 2019 -

While 33 states have legalized medical marijuana, the drug remains illegal under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Under the CSA, the possession, distribution, manufacture, and sale of marijuana are illegal. As the number of states with medical marijuana la... More »

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Rise Up Retail Helps Workers Win Severance

Published June 5th, 2019 -

On September 18, 2017, Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy.  The toy retailer had been in decline since at least 2000, but ran into real trouble after a consortium of private equity and real estate firms bought the ailing private company in 2005 in a $6.6 billion l... More »

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Garcetti’s Impact on Teachers

Published June 3rd, 2019 -

The Supreme Court’s First Amendment decision in Garcetti (2006), which concerned the speech of public employees, has since been applied in several cases concerning public school teachers. Although some have been correctly decided, the reasoning lower courts ha... More »

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Are Women-Only Networking Apps Protected by Law?

Published May 28th, 2019 -

Bumble, originally created as a dating app, launched a feature in 2017 that allows members to use the app for professional networking. Called Bumble Bizz, this feature just released a filter for a “women only” mode, where only female-identifying users can see ... More »

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Progressive Federalism in the Wake of Janus

Published May 22nd, 2019 -

When the Supreme Court decided Janus v. AFSCME last year, the five-justice majority invalidated key provisions of collective bargaining agreements governing millions of workers across twenty-two states. Specifically, the Court held that such agreements could n... More »

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The New Job Market is Online: YouTube

Published May 20th, 2019 -

For some, YouTube is a website to watch the occasional funny panda video. For others, it has become their primary source of income. One of the most successful examples of this is Dude Perfect, a channel featuring five guys who perform intricate trick shots – b... More »