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Today’s News & Commentary — September 5, 2017

Published September 5th, 2017 -

At the New York Times, Michael Corkery writes about the allies “Dreamers” find in the business world.  The article, which identifies public statements made in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program by prominent busines... More »

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 »

Expanding the Workers’ Bill of Rights

Published May 31st, 2017 -

I recently proposed a Workers’ Bill of Rights, and invited others to respond with suggestions for other rights that should be included.  I did receive some helpful comments, and in response I would propose adding three additional rights to the ones I had previ... More »

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 »

Because of Sex(ual Orientation)

Published May 10th, 2017 -

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating against employees and prospective employees “because of . . . sex.” In the Supreme Court’s view, this language “strike[s] at the entire spectrum of disparate treatment of men and... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — April 5, 2017

Published April 5th, 2017 -

Title VII protects LGBT workers from discrimination, a federal appeals court ruled for the first time yesterday.  The plaintiff in the case, Kimberly Hively, alleged that she had been fired from her teaching job because she is a lesbian.  In an 8-3 decision, t... More »