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Another tool to combat rampant employee misclassification

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has joined an array of enforcement agencies in cracking down on the misclassification of employees as purported independent contractors. In a recently issued Advice Memorandum, the NLRB General Counsel… Read More

North Carolina’s restriction of civil rights goes beyond facility access

North Carolina’s newly enacted law, often referred to as HB2, has received nationwide attention primarily because of its requirement that transgender people use the bathroom corresponding to their purported biological identity rather than their act… Read More
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Trending: paid leave, a living wage, and more?!

The United States is the only nation in the industrialized world that provides no paid time off at a country-wide level to new parents or, for that matter, to others needing family or medical leave. Fortunately, the deliberate dysfunction of Congress… Read More

We all do better when we all do better

The recent Report issued by the National Employment Law Project, “The Growing Movement For 15,” documents the increasing successes in obtaining a living wage for employees around the country. In the process, the Report provides a compelling remin… Read More

The revolution will not be televised

Although in slow motion, a revolution has come to light with the 60th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483 (1954). In Brown, a unanimous Supreme Court struck down the separate-but-equal doctr… Read More

What is discrimination?

The law defines illegal discrimination as treating someone less favorably – regarding wages, employee benefits, or other terms of employment – because of a protected status, such as race, sex, age, disability, religion, and national origin. The s… Read More

Minnesota restores substance to key employment law

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton recently signed into law amendments to the Minnesota Payment of Wages Act to confirm that the statute enables employees to recover unpaid compensation – as well as statutory penalties, attorney’s fees, and litigatio… Read More

Immigration reform: short on details, long on consequences

With the re-election of Barack Obama as President, Washington, DC and much of the country have refocused attention on the nation’s broken immigration system. The renewed attention on how we should best address the presence of approximately 12 milli… Read More