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UBI and Labor: How Does Major Change Happen?

Published July 10th, 2017 -

I appreciate Andy Stern’s response to my recent post on labor law reform and UBI. I think we agree on almost everything, but disagree in a couple important respects. Let me first trace the large zone of agreement. I think we’re both committed to an egalitarian... More »

Today’s News and Commentary—June 28, 2017

Published June 28th, 2017 -

President Trump announced one choice for the National Labor Relations Board, William Emanuel. Emmanuel is a partner at Littler Mendelson and has worked with Republicans in Congress and major trade groups from various industries. President Trump has one other p... More »

Seattle and the Economics of Minimum Wage

Published June 26th, 2017 -

As FiveThirtyEight reports today, in a story titled Seattle’s Minimum Wage Hike May Have Gone Too Far, a team of researchers at the University of Washington is out with a new economic analysis of the Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance. Here’s the abstr... More »

The Current State of Overtime

Published March 10th, 2017 -

The New Rule In May 2016, the Department of Labor, under the direction of President Obama, issued a final rule updating the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.  The Department raised the minimum annual salary for employees exempt from overtime... More »

Whole Foods: FunJobs at $11/hour

Published June 4th, 2016 -

Whole Foods is advertising job openings in the Boston suburbs starting at $11/hour – a mere $4/hour less than the Fight for Fifteen demand. Is this what conscious capitalism means? More »

Enforcing Seattle’s Minimum Wage Law

Published April 28th, 2016 -

April 1st marked the one-year anniversary of the effective date of Seattle’s headline-making minimum wage law.  The law mandated a graduated increase to $15/hour by 2018 for employers with more than 500 employees and 2021 for all employers with less.  New York... More »

What’s the Deal with Tipping?

Published April 20th, 2016 -

The institution of tipping has recently evoked a firestorm of criticism. Opponents of tipping point out that many servers earn below minimum wage; that servers, particularly women, often tolerate sexual harassment for the sake of earning better tips; and that ... More »