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Weekend News & Commentary — April 1-2, 2017

Published April 2nd, 2017 -

Fox News has paid out as much as $13 million to fend off sexual harassment claims against their top anchor, Bill O’Reilly.  A New York Times investigation has revealed that five women (including employees) have received payouts either from O’Reilly... More »

Guest Post: A Letter from Sharon Block

Published March 28th, 2017 -

Sharon Block is the Executive Director of Harvard University’s Labor and Worklife Program.  She formerly served in the Obama Administration as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department of Labor and Senior Counselor to the Secretary ... More »

Goldsmith on Online Student Writing

Published October 28th, 2016 -

Jack has a great post up on Lawfare about online writing by law students.  The piece reflects Jack’s thinking on: why students should write for the public; which kinds of student writing tend to work (and which don’t); how to write well for an onli... More »

Andy Stern on Universal Basic Income

Published June 14th, 2016 -

Andy Stern, former president of SEIU, released a book today in which he argues for a universal basic income in the United States.  Raising the Floor focuses on the impact of new technologies on the labor market, a subject we’ve been covering here at OnLa... More »

Class Bias on Display at the D.C. Circuit

Published May 26th, 2016 -

When it comes to imposing remedies, the NLRB is as toothless as an infant.  When an employer issues threats to its workers, or when it refuses to bargain with a newly certified union, the standard remedy is an order to cease and desist, plus a requirement that... More »

New OECD Study Finds Lower Job Threat from Robots

Published May 19th, 2016 -

An important new paper published for the OECD predicts that robots and automation will impact far fewer jobs than the now-famous 47% number established by Frey & Osborne.  The OECD paper estimates that 9% of jobs in the United States are at risk of automat... More »