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Today’s News & Commentary — July 25, 2017

Published July 25th, 2017 -

A New York Times piece covers the impact of drug tests (and drugs) on the economy.  In particular, it profiles various manufacturing companies in the Midwest, revealing the challenges they face filling jobs due to the proportion of applicants who fail drug tes... More »

Regulating Guns in the Workplace

Published March 29th, 2017 -

This January, Ohio adopted a firearm regulation commonly referred to as a parking lot law.  The law’s core provision prevents both private and public employers from enforcing workplace policies that prohibit employees with concealed carry permits from keeping ... More »

The Right to Disconnect

Published March 7th, 2017 -

In the digitally connected workplace, it’s not easy to be “off the clock.”  Email — coupled with the widespread use of smartphones — has made many employees available at a moment’s notice.  In the United States, one in three full-time workers check their work ... More »

The Safe Haven That’s Not So Safe

Published March 8th, 2016 -

The New York Times and This American Life recently collaborated to publish two harrowing accounts of Alan Pean, a hospital patient in Houston, Texas.  Pean went to the hospital seeking medical attention during a manic episode and was held overnight.  When he b... More »