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Daily News & Commentary — March 1, 2018

Published March 1st, 2018 -

The New York Times opinion section has offered two somewhat conflicting views on wage growth in the last two days. The first argues that corporate America has been suppressing wages for many workers through noncompete clauses and no-poaching agreements and is ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — February 15, 2018

Published February 15th, 2018 -

In Lawson v. GrubHub Inc., No. 15-cv-05128, the Northern District of California ruled that a driver for Grubhub a meal delivery service, was an independent contractor, not an employee. The Court’s used California Supreme Court’s multi-factor test as stat... More »

Today’s News & Commentary – February 7, 2018

Published February 7th, 2018 -

The Boston Globe reports that a group of 500 airport workers at Logan Airport are preparing to strike this afternoon.  Employed by ReadyJet and Flight Services & Systems, these baggage handlers, wheelchair attendants, cabin cleaners, and skycaps, have auth... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — January 17, 2018

Published January 17th, 2018 -

In “The Case for Letting Uber Drivers Organize,” Samuel Estreicher argues that the 1914 Clayton Act allows rideshare drivers to organize without violating antitrust law.  In the Clayton Act, Congress exempted workers from antitrust principles.  Congress specif... More »

Antitrust Brief in Uber Litigation

Published December 11th, 2017 -

I link to an amicus curiae brief that was filed Friday in the Ninth Circuit appeal, Chamber of Commerce  of the United States v. City of Seattle, No. 17-35640, with the help of Matthew J. Segel and Kymberly K. Evanson of the Pacifica Law Group.  The brief offe... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — December 5, 2017

Published December 5th, 2017 -

The Department of Labor has published a proposed change to the rules around tip pooling.  In 2011, the Obama Administration  clarified the Fair Labor Standards Act regulations to reflect the Wage and Hour Division’s long-standing policy – based on 1974 FLSA am... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — November 14, 2017

Published November 14th, 2017 -

Writing for the Atlantic, Sarah Lacy describes that  Women in Tech Are Rising Higher in China Than in the U.S.  Lacy notes the disparity between the percent of U.S. tech companies that, when asked how many women have C-level jobs at their company, answered ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — November 13, 2017

Published November 13th, 2017 -

USA Today reports that the U.S. federal agencies relied on trucking companies that violated labor laws.  XPO Logistics and California Cartage, two companies that were found guilty of labor infractions, and Konoike-Pacific, which was accused of the same kinds o... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — November 10, 2017

Published November 10th, 2017 -

Postmates, the delivery start up, faces a new worker-classification lawsuit.  Vanity Fair has a quick report.  In related news, in the UK, Uber lost its appeal of a recent ruling that its drivers were not self-employed. The Nation recaps a troubling new report... More »