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Today’s News & Commentary — November 6, 2017

Published November 6th, 2017 -

U.S. job growth picked up in October after hurricanes impeded growth in September, but wages remained flat.  Nonfarm payrolls increased by 261,000.  In general, wage growth has failed to keep up with job growth in past few years.  This in part reflects the the... More »

Gig News: Q Services is Profitable

Published October 27th, 2017 -

Some gig economy startups are eschewing the route Uber and Lyft have taken and are, instead, classifying their workers as employees, not independent contractors. What I’ve referred to in the past as the “poster child” of this strategy is Managed by Q, which be... More »

Daily News & Commentary—October 18, 2017

Published October 18th, 2017 -

In an op-ed in the New York Times, Prof. Sachs and Prof. Noah Zatz argue that the law is on the NFL players’ side. Professors Sachs and Zatz explain that the First Amendment, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the National Labor Relations Act... More »

Benching Anthem Protesters is Illegal

Published October 12th, 2017 -

On Sunday, Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, said he would bench players who did not stand during the national anthem. This threat was publicized nationally and applauded by President Trump. (In the last few hours, the President told Fox News that ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary—October 9, 2017

Published October 9th, 2017 -

On Sunday, the White House delivered to Congress a list of its conditions for cooperating on any deal to protect the 800,000 young undocumented immigrants, known as Dreamers, imperiled by the DACA repeal.  The most aggressive demand on the list is that for the... More »

Janus and Gerrymandering

Published October 6th, 2017 -

Two cases before the Supreme Court this Term will determine the extent to which political parties can entrench themselves in office.  The most obvious of these cases is Gill v. Whitford, which involves the constitutional permissibility of partisan gerrymanderi... More »

Today’s News & Commentary—October 4, 2017

Published October 4th, 2017 -

Richard Griffin, General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, sent an unusual letter to the Supreme Court to correct an answer he gave during oral argument in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis. Responding to Chief Justice John Roberts, Griffin said workers... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — September 11, 2017

Published September 11th, 2017 -

The back-to-back storms, Hurricane Harvey and Irma, have strained the U.S. pool of rescue workers.  The workers are not limited to first responders employed by government agencies or non-profits dedicated specifically to natural disasters.  Over 70 members of ... More »

Labor Day Opinion Writing Wrap Up

Published September 4th, 2017 -

As a Labor Day gift for OnLabor readers, we’ve compiled Labor Day editorials and op-eds from around the country. While this list below isn’t exhaustive, it is representative of the Labor Day topics that our nation’s newspapers and media outlets are covering th... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — August 15, 2017

Published August 15th, 2017 -

The Wall Street Journal reports on a “rare instance of agreement between immigration-rights activists and the Trump administration”: activists are applauding the DOL’s suit against an Arizona farm employing H-2A visa-holders.  DOL alleged minimum wage violatio... More »