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Are Lyft and Pepsi Playing the Same Game?

Published April 27th, 2017 -

Recently, following swift and widespread backlash, Pepsi pulled an advertisement that was accused of co-opting imagery from Black Lives Matter protests and other social movements. The advertisement’s storyline centered on model Kendall Jenner abandoning a phot... More »

The NFL Combine: Does the 40-Yard Dash Violate the ADA?

Published April 25th, 2017 -

The 2017 NFL Draft begins on April 27, when the nation’s most promising college football players will be holding their breath, waiting for their names to be called out (or not).  Their draft status will depend on an unknowable combination of factors, including... More »

The Bar Application: An Unintended Bar to Student Care

Published April 24th, 2017 -

For many students, attending law school is a stressful and exhausting experience.  It’s no surprise that 96 percent of law students report experiencing stress – compared to 70 percent of medical school students.  The Dave Nee Foundation found that in the first... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — April 17, 2017

Published April 17th, 2017 -

Why don’t all jobs matter? The provocative question is posed by Paul Krugman in today’s New York Times. Krugman questions why so much focus is on mining and manufacturing jobs, when the service sector—a much bigger slice of the economy—is dwindling. He points ... More »

Where Tips End and Wages Begin

Published April 17th, 2017 -

One year ago, this blog featured a post that outlined various reasons why the restaurant industry’s use of tips in lieu of guaranteed wages had come to provoke, in the author’s words, “a firestorm of criticism”: that reliance on tips as a significant component... More »

Weekend News & Commentary—April 15-16, 2017

Published April 16th, 2017 -

Yesterday, in dozens of cities across the U.S., tens of thousands of protestors took to the streets to demand that Trump release his tax returns.  Reuters explains that organizers of the “Tax March” wanted to draw attention to Trump’s refusal... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — April 14, 2017

Published April 14th, 2017 -

The New York Times reports that rules for immigrant detainees are likely  to change soon. Over the last 15 years, the federal government has instituted some protections for immigrant detainees including requirements to “[n]otify immigration officials if a deta... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — April 13, 2017

Published April 13th, 2017 -

Yesterday, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a memorandum calling on the heads of federal agencies to “begin taking immediate actions to achieve near-term workforce reductions.”  This memorandum replaces the federal hiring freeze President... More »

Guest Post: Criminal Employment Law

Published April 13th, 2017 -

Ben Levin is Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. What role do private employers have to play in the criminal justice system? And, what does employment law doctrine have to do with mass incarceration? In Criminal Employment Law (forthcomi... More »