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Rethinking Wage Theft Criminalization

Published April 13th, 2018 -

“Wage theft” is an evocative turn of phrase, but how literally should we take it?  Used to refer to employers underpaying workers or denying them compensation to which they are entitled, the phrase increasingly crops up in conversations about work law and p... More »

Today’s News & Commentary—December 27, 2017

Published December 27th, 2017 -

The Atlantic reports that the #metoo movement has yet to deliver justice for low-wage workers who are victims of sexual harassment. The piece explains that sexual harassment is rampant in low-wage industries–50% of workers in the restaurant industry repo... More »

Today’s News and Commentary — December 13, 2017

Published December 13th, 2017 -

Tomorrow, the National Labor Relations Board will publish a Request for Information in the Federal Register, asking for public input regarding the Board’s 2014 “Quickie Election” Rule.  The amendments, which took effect on April 14, 2015, allowed u... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — November 29, 2017

Published November 29th, 2017 -

The Province of Ontario is testing the effects of a basic income program on poverty, reports the New York Times. Ontario will provide a basic income to 4,000 people who are unemployed or who make an annual salary of less than 34,000 Canadian dollars ($24,000) ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — November 15, 2017

Published November 15th, 2017 -

The ACLU filed a lawsuit in the Middle District of North Carolina on behalf of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) alleging that a new state law would make it all but impossible for the farmworkers’ union to continue operations. The lawsuit challe... More »

Weekend News & Commentary — September 2-3, 2017

Published September 3rd, 2017 -

Earlier this week, the Office of Management and Budget announced that it was issuing a review and stay on President Obama’s EEO-1 pay data collection rule, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act.  The rule  would have required all employers, not ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — July 27, 2017

Published July 27th, 2017 -

Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics supplier for Apple and other tech giants, said yesterday that it would build its first major American factory in Wisconsin.  For building the factory, which would produce flat-panel display screens for televisions and other c... More »

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 »