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Today’s News & Commentary — February 10, 2020

Published February 10th, 2020 -

The labor market is in good shape. Employers added 225,000 jobs in January. A New York Times article delves into the experience of black workers, whose wages are finally rising after a year of stagnation. While the unemployment rate for black workers over the ... More »

February 8th, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary – February 8, 2018

Published February 8th, 2018 -

Senators Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer reached a bipartisan agreement yesterday evening in the hopes of avoiding another government shutdown.  The deal would raise caps on military and domestic spending and is seen by some as a victory for both sides.  The... More »

January 8th, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary — January 8, 2018

Published January 8th, 2018 -

The Boston Globe reports that employers struggling with the tight labor market are seeking out candidates that they may not have previously considered.  For example, Shake Shack is hiring workers who speak little English; Spaulding Rehabilitation Network is pl... More »

 

After Work: Automation and Employment Law, Part One

Published August 1st, 2017 -

The labor world took notice when Andy Stern emerged from a years-long deep dive into the future of work, and concluded that the future will bring a lot less work.  His book, Raising the Floor, helped to spur a debate over the universal basic income (UBI), incl... More »

July 4th, 2017

Today’s News & Commentary — July 4, 2017

Published July 4th, 2017 -

“We have… formed the preliminary view that all employees should have access to unpaid family and domestic violence leave.”  This declaration from the Australian Fair Work Commission acknowledges that medical, legal, housing, childcare, and financial needs migh... More »