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Guest Post: The People’s Climate March and Labor

Published May 2nd, 2017 -

Renee Gerni is an Assistant General Counsel at the Service Employees International Union. The views expressed in this post are solely her own and should not be attributed to SEIU. This past weekend, when hundreds of thousands rallied in the People’s Climate Ma... More »

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 »