The Classification of “Gig” Workers in Canadian Work Law

The Classification of “Gig” Workers in Canadian Work Law

The central legal conundrum for labor law when it encounters platform or ‘gig’ work is one of legal classification. The...
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Trump Appointees Keep Chipping Away at Workers’ Rights

Trump Appointees Keep Chipping Away at Workers’ Rights

Sometimes it seems like the judges and NLRB Members that Donald Trump has appointed are playing a game of Jenga...
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Commentary Round-up: Bostock v. Clayton County

Commentary Round-up: Bostock v. Clayton County

“The Supreme Court’s decision on Monday outlawing anti-LGBTQ employment discrimination is a triumph for both the country and the [C]ourt,”...
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Opinion Summary: Bostock v. Clayton County

Opinion Summary: Bostock v. Clayton County

Today, the Supreme Court held that Title VII prohibits workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity....
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How Courts Could Guarantee Time off to Vote

How Courts Could Guarantee Time off to Vote

On Tuesday, Georgia’s primary chaotically illustrated how pandemic conditions are likely to undermine ballot access this year.  Already, lower turnout...
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Dissent in Exile: Wynn Las Vegas, LLC, 369 NLRB No. 91 (May 29, 2020)

Dissent in Exile: Wynn Las Vegas, LLC, 369 NLRB No. 91 (May 29, 2020)

What’s the difference between talking about whether a union is good or bad, and encouraging a co-worker to vote for...
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Today’s News & Commentary — July 2, 2020

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed a bipartisan legislation to remove barriers to employment for skilled workers who possess a criminal record. Under the new law, professional boards and commissions can no longer deny a person an occupational license because of...

Today’s News & Commentary— July 1, 2020

In the midst of conversations occurring around the country about the role that racism and discrimination plays in all aspects of American society, Paige Smith and Daniel Stoller wrote in Bloomberg about the potential that artificial intelligence systems can play in...

Today’s News & Commentary—June 30, 2020

The powerful Culinary Workers Union in Las Vegas has sued three restaurants at major casinos on the Las Vegas strip for their failure to protect workers as they have reopened during the pandemic. Eric Weininger, a cook at Guy Fieri at Harrah’s, one of the...

Today’s News & Commentary—June 29, 2020

This past Wednesday, a group of about 50 Uber drivers staged a protest outside Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi’s house. According to Forbes, the protesters blasted labor-friendly music and held up a banner reading, “A Thief Lives Here” in front of the $17 million...

Weekend News & Commentary—June 28, 2020

Activists in Northwest Arkansas are protesting Tyson’s failure to protect workers from COVID-19, Facing South chronicles. Protesters marched in April and May at Tyson’s Berry Street poultry processing plant in Springdale and the nearby Chick-N-Quick plant in Rogers...

Today’s News & Commentary—June 26, 2020

The Labor Department reported 1.48 million new unemployment claims for the week of June 20, revealing the extent to which the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the labor market. While the number of weekly claims has decreased since the beginning of the crisis, a...

Today’s News & Commentary—June 25, 2020

Since the pandemic began, declines in workforce participation have proven particularly stark among women.  Experts attribute this phenomenon in part to women’s disproportionate representation in service-sector businesses, which have been especially affected by the...

Today’s News & Commentary—June 24, 2020

Clean Slate for Worker Power released a report today outlining recommendations for empowering worker voices and building a more equitable economy in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. The report focuses on various threats COVID poses to working people: not just...

Today’s News & Commentary — July 2, 2020

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed a bipartisan legislation to remove barriers to employment for skilled workers who possess a criminal record. Under the new law, professional boards and commissions can no longer deny a person an occupational license because of...

Today’s News & Commentary— July 1, 2020

In the midst of conversations occurring around the country about the role that racism and discrimination plays in all aspects of American society, Paige Smith and Daniel Stoller wrote in Bloomberg about the potential that artificial intelligence systems can play in...

Today’s News & Commentary—June 30, 2020

The powerful Culinary Workers Union in Las Vegas has sued three restaurants at major casinos on the Las Vegas strip for their failure to protect workers as they have reopened during the pandemic. Eric Weininger, a cook at Guy Fieri at Harrah’s, one of the...

Today’s News & Commentary—June 29, 2020

This past Wednesday, a group of about 50 Uber drivers staged a protest outside Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi’s house. According to Forbes, the protesters blasted labor-friendly music and held up a banner reading, “A Thief Lives Here” in front of the $17 million...

Weekend News & Commentary—June 28, 2020

Activists in Northwest Arkansas are protesting Tyson’s failure to protect workers from COVID-19, Facing South chronicles. Protesters marched in April and May at Tyson’s Berry Street poultry processing plant in Springdale and the nearby Chick-N-Quick plant in Rogers...

Today’s News & Commentary—June 26, 2020

The Labor Department reported 1.48 million new unemployment claims for the week of June 20, revealing the extent to which the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the labor market. While the number of weekly claims has decreased since the beginning of the crisis, a...

Today’s News & Commentary—June 25, 2020

Since the pandemic began, declines in workforce participation have proven particularly stark among women.  Experts attribute this phenomenon in part to women’s disproportionate representation in service-sector businesses, which have been especially affected by the...

Today’s News & Commentary—June 24, 2020

Clean Slate for Worker Power released a report today outlining recommendations for empowering worker voices and building a more equitable economy in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. The report focuses on various threats COVID poses to working people: not just...

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