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Daily News & Commentary — June 19, 2017

Published June 19th, 2017 -

As covered earlier today, the Department of Justice announced last Friday that it will switch over its support in the upcoming Supreme Court case, NLRB v. Murphy Oil, from the National Labor Relations Board to Murphy Oil.  The issue in the case, set for the 20... More »

Solicitor General Reverses Position in Murphy Oil

Published June 19th, 2017 -

This post is part of OnLabor’s continuing analysis of National Labor Relations Board v. Murphy Oil USA. Despite previously submitting a petition for writ of certiorari for the National Labor Relations Board, the Solicitor General’s office has reversed its posi... More »

Thinking About Parental Leave on Father’s Day

Published June 18th, 2017 -

This Father’s Day, is it time to challenge our assumptions when it comes to parental leave?  Derek Rotondo thinks it is.  Rotondo, a JP Morgan employee, was denied parental leave because the company presumed his wife would be the primary caregi... More »

Weekend News & Commentary — June 17-18, 2017

Published June 18th, 2017 -

Recent statistics from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services show that thousands of undocumented immigrants have been issued work permits by the Trump Administration pursuant to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program.  DACA provides undocumente... More »

Daily News & Commentary — June 15, 2017

Published June 15th, 2017 -

The number of Americans filing for unemployment dropped 8,000 to 237,000 last week, which was 5,000 more than economists had expected. For 119 straight weeks, claims have been below 300,000, which is the threshold associated with a healthy labor market. The Ne... More »

Daily News & Commentary — June 14, 2017

Published June 14th, 2017 -

Yesterday in Whole Foods Market, Inc. v. N.L.R.B., the Second Circuit upheld an NLRB ruling that an employer’s blanket policy prohibiting recordings in the workplace violated its employees’ rights to engage in protected concerted activities. The Se... More »

Daily News & Commentary — June 13, 2017

Published June 13th, 2017 -

New York City’s Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100 endorsed Mayor Bill De Blasio’s proposed Brooklyn-Queens Connector (BQX)—a sixteen-mile, 24/7 streetcar planned to run along the East River.  The project is controversial in part because of how expensive ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — June 12, 2017

Published June 12th, 2017 -

This week, President Trump will make the expansion of apprenticeship programs the center of his labor policy.  The Wall Street Journal reports that these programs could help fill the record number of job openings—6 million in April.  While Trump’s proposed bud... More »

Opening Brief Filed in Murphy Oil

Published June 12th, 2017 -

This post is part of OnLabor’s continuing analysis of National Labor Relations Board v. Murphy Oil USA. On Friday, counsel for the petitioners in National Labor Relations Board v. Murphy Oil USA and Epic Systems Corporation v. Jacob Lewis filed their opening m... More »

Weekend News & Commentary — June 10-11, 2017

Published June 11th, 2017 -

Lawmakers are moving to reform the H1-B visa program, a hotly contested temporary visa program for specialized workers.  According to Politico, Senator Chuck Grassley met with Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta Thursday to discuss the program.  In the past, Gras... More »