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Here's The Legal Problem That Could Crash Uber

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ride-sharing titan Uber -- which is valued at about $68 billion -- makes a lot of its money by skirting labor laws. And one of its top l...

How To Tell Your Boss To Kiss Your Ass, And Get Away With It

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.07.2016 | Business

Bob Murray is a modern-day coal king, operating 13 mines and employing more than 7,000 people. He's not the kind of boss you tell to eat shit, or to k...

What We Call Uber Drivers Has Huge Implications

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.19.2016 | Business

In five short years, Uber has shaken up much more than just the taxi industry. With the success of its "driver partner" business model, the ride-shari...

Looks Like Scalia Won't Be Saving Public-Sector Unions After All

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Public unions clearly appeared to have taken a beating Monday during oral arguments in a major case the Supreme Court is considering. As...

McDonald's Business Model Goes On Trial

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics

The sight of McDonald's workers walking off the job in protest has been a public-relations nightmare for the company during the past three years. Now ...

Your Employer Can't Stop You From Recording Conversations At Work

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.28.2015 | Politics

If you're looking to catch your boss breaking labor law, that smartphone in your pocket might be your best friend, thanks to a new ruling from federal...

Papa John's Franchisee Gets Jail Time For Wage Theft

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business

The owner of several Papa John's franchises in New York City will serve 60 days in jail for failing to pay his workers the minimum wage and overtime, ...

Why Jeb Bush Shouldn’t Have Mocked The French Work Week

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics

Ah, France, that favorite punching bag of the American Right. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) tried to kill two birds with one stone during Wednesda...

Democrats Want To Make Labor Organizing Akin To A Civil Right

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If you get fired for trying to organize a union in the U.S., federal labor law does a pretty weak job of protecting you. Even if your em...

In United Arab Emirates, Don't Think About Quitting Your Job

The Huffington Post | Ali Watkins | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The conundrum was simple enough. An employee of a company in the United Arab Emirates, while on vacation outside the country, received a...

Dave Jamieson

How The GOP Turned Back The Clock On Labor Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In August 2011, Lafe Solomon received one of the least desirable overtures in modern Washington: a subpoena from Rep. Darrell Issa (R-C...

States Air Their Differences At Supreme Court

Pew's Stateline | Jake Grovum | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Dave Jamieson

Tom Coburn's Office Now Has More Workers Than The Agency Overseeing Workers' Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal agency that enforces labor law on companies and unions has been almost entirely shuttered since the government shutdown bega...

McViolation: How American Fast Food Operators Break the Law

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics
Julie Gutman Dickinson

Labor Day may be over, but if the recent strikes in 60 cities are any indication, fast food workers intend to keep turning up the heat on a vast American industry built around poverty wages.

Walmart's War Against Unions -- and the U.S. Laws That Make It Possible

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 08.05.2013 | Business
Julie Gutman Dickinson

So what's the secret to Walmart's "success" in remaining 100 percent nonunion? In short, it's the corporation's thorough exploitation of our nation's anemic labor laws.

The NLRB, the IRS, and the Cancer of Senate Obstructionism

Peter M. Shane | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Peter M. Shane

What we are witnessing today in depressing, even contemptible form is a GOP-led congressional subversion of two of the most elementary norms on which our government rests.

Bangladesh Apparel

Jeff Danziger | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Labor Department Fires Warning Shot At Animal Entertainment Industry

David Kirby | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
David Kirby

OSHA's obligation is to protect all employees against any unnecessary risks. And if that means putting a physical barrier between human workers and potentially lethal animals, the Feds are saying so be it.

More And More Workers Claim Companies Are Withholding Pay

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business

Do American companies have a problem with paying their employees? A growing number of workers seem to think so. Collective action lawsuits alleging...

Dave Jamieson

Inviting Fury From GOP, Obama Doubles Down On Recess Appointments

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Doubling down on President Barack Obama's bold recess appointment of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, t...

Dave Jamieson

GOP Threatening Middle Class: Dems

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats and labor leaders went on the offensive against anti-union House Republicans Wednesday, accusing GOP members and business grou...

Yes, Conservatives, There Is Sexual Harassment

Red Room | Posted 01.21.2012 | Women
Red Room

As an employment lawyer who has handled sexual harassment cases for 25 years, I want to make one thing perfectly clear: Yes, conservatives, there is sexual harassment. It's real. It happens every day.

Dave Jamieson

Employers Firing Workers For Facebook Rants Need To Follow Law: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- American workers have been taking to Facebook and Twitter to passionately vent their workplace gripes, often in the most personal and vu...

Dave Jamieson

Republicans: Bedrock Overtime, Minimum Wage Laws Due For Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics

In a Congressional hearing Thursday, Republican lawmakers indicated a willingness to reform the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the bedrock Depressio...

Dave Jamieson

Company Unfairly Fired Worker Over His Facebook Posts, Say Feds

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.24.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced today that it has filed a complaint alleging that a Chicago-area car dealership wron...