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Uber, Overtime, and the Taxicab Exemption

Published May 6th, 2019 -

As the debate over the employment status of Uber drivers continues, one employment benefit raises a set of questions not presented by the others: overtime pay. Uber has suggested that if it is forced to reclassify its drivers as employees, it will cap its driv... More »

February 17th, 2019

Weekend News & Commentary — February 16-17, 2019

Published February 17th, 2019 -

On Thursday, Illinois state lawmakers passed a bill that will raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025.  The $15 minimum wage was a campaign staple and top legislative priority for Democratic Governor J.B. Pritzker, who announced in a statement t... More »

 

Today’s News & Commentary — September 7, 2018

Published September 7th, 2018 -

Jobs don’t fall prey to higher minimum wages, according to researchers at U.C. Berkeley. Completing the first comprehensive empirical study of its kind, Sylvia Allegretto, Anna Godoey, Carl Nadler, and Michael Reich analyzed the impact of incremental wage incr... More »

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Stacking the Docket for Boston Workers

Published July 11th, 2018 -

A coalition of legal organizations in Boston, including Greater Boston Legal Services (“GBLS”), Justice at Work, the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau (“HLAB”), and Volunteer Lawyers Project, in collaboration with community groups in Boston, is bringing justice to vict... More »