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March 14th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — March 14, 2019

Published March 14th, 2019 -

Yesterday Democrats in both the House and the Senate reintroduced the Equality Act, a bill that would bar discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, housing, and public accommodations.  Forty-four business groups, inclu... More »

October 25th, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary — October 25, 2018

Published October 25th, 2018 -

In a brief to the Supreme Court yesterday, the U.S. Department of Justice argued that Title VII’s prohibition against workplace discrimination on the basis of sex does not protect workers against discrimination on the basis of transgender identity or transitio... More »

June 1st, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary — June 1, 2018

Published June 1st, 2018 -

Las Vegas casino workers are preparing for a massive, citywide strike — the first in three decades — after contracts affecting about 50,000 union workers expired at midnight last night. The contracts govern work at some of Vegas’ biggest names, including... More »

February 26th, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary — February 26, 2018

Published February 26th, 2018 -

Oral argument for Janus happens today.  As a refresher, a ruling in favor of the plaintiff, Mark Janus, would bar public sector unions from collecting agency fees that go to collective-bargaining costs from union non-members.  Because unions are still under a ... More »


Today’s News & Commentary — July 28, 2017

Published July 28th, 2017 -

Earlier this week in a series of tweets, President Trump announced that transgender individuals would be barred from serving in the United States military “in any capacity.” Transgender members have been able to serve openly since President Obama lifted the tr... More »

July 2nd, 2017

Weekend News & Commentary — July 1-2, 2017

Published July 2nd, 2017 -

This week, the Department of Labor expressed its intention to change its impending overtime rule.  The Labor Department filed a response brief in a Fifth Circuit case involving a challenge to the Obama administration’s overtime rule.  The rule, which was inten... More »

May 30th, 2017

Today’s News & Commentary — May 30, 2017

Published May 30th, 2017 -

Uber and Lyft returned to Austin, TX on Monday after Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed HB 100 into law, eliminating Austin’s fingerprint requirements for drivers.  As the LA Times describes, the bill designates the state, not local, government as the regulator... More »