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Today’s News & Commentary — Wednesday, April 1st

Published April 1st, 2020 -

The newest coronavirus projections from the White House paint a grim picture: the best case scenario predicts 100,000 to 240,000 fatalities in the United States. This scenario requires continued extensive social distancing: without community mitigation, 1.5 mi... More »


Today’s News & Commentary—February 27, 2020

Published February 27th, 2020 -

  Yesterday, the National Labor Relations Board formally published a final rule revising the established test of joint-employer liability for labor violations.  As Jared explained on Tuesday, the new rule replaces an Obama-era decision that allowed the bo... More »


Happy Holidays From OnLabor!

Published December 25th, 2019 -

Happy Holidays! Here at OnLabor, we believe that all workers deserve time off — so we’ll be taking some time off ourselves over the holidays, and pausing our daily News & Commentary posts for the next week. News & Commentary will be back in the new yea... More »

August 14th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary—August 14, 2019

Published August 14th, 2019 -

The Nation reported today on working conditions for participants in the Summer Work Travel (SWT) program, which provides over 100,000 foreign college students with J-1 visas to work in the United States each summer. According to a recent investigation by the I... More »


Today’s News & Commentary—July 11, 2019

Published July 11th, 2019 -

Dunkin’ (formerly known as Dunkin’ Donuts), has been systematically cracking down on franchisees that hire undocumented workers, The New Food Economy reports.  Since last September, a Dunkin’ parent company has sought to terminate dozens of f... More »

June 30th, 2019

Weekend News & Commentary—June 30th, 2019

Published June 30th, 2019 -

The Wall Street Journal reported this weekend that many companies are requiring summer interns to sign noncompete, non-disclosure, and forced arbitration agreements that can negatively impact their employment prospects. The report notes that while summer inter... More »


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 »


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 »