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Today’s News & Commentary — September 19, 2017

Published September 19th, 2017 -

Today, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions will hold a hearing on the Trump administration’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) nominations.  Janet Dhillon and Daniel Gade are the nominees.  Dhillon, who is currently... More »

Reforming Police Unions

Published July 31st, 2017 -

The many recent instances of police killing civilians have sparked calls to fire and prosecute the officers involved, and outrage at the police unions’ defense of accused officers and resistance to summary discipline. People rightly wonder why the union concei... More »

Today’s News & Commentary—July 20, 2017

Published July 20th, 2017 -

According to the Washington Post, the U.S. Postal Service violated federal law by pressuring managers to approve employees’ requests for time off last year to campaign for Hilary Clinton. While federal workers can use their time to off to campaign or donate to... More »

Competing Visions of Labor Law

Published July 11th, 2017 -

Two recent circuit court decisions highlight how much the composition of the Board and the courts affects rights protected by the National Labor Relations Act.  One case, MikLin Enterprises v. NLRB, addressed whether workers at a Jimmy John’s franchise had los... More »

Weekend News & Commentary — June 24-25, 2017

Published June 25th, 2017 -

In the wake of CEO Travis Kalanick’s resignation last week, Uber is pleading with its employees to stay on with the company.  According to the Wall Street Journal, some Uber employees are considering leaving the company after the tumultuous last few months; ot... More »

Alito on Work-Life Balance

Published May 22nd, 2017 -

In an interview published last week in Seminarian Casual, Justice Alito offered some important remarks about work-life balance.  Asked how he has managed to balance “work and family life,” Alito answered: I have been fortunate to have jobs that all... More »