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If Disney Princesses Had A Voice, Here's What They'd Sound Off About

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.23.2016 | Impact

Poor Disney Princesses. They’ve been manipulated into everything from assassins to Taylor Swift. But what if we gave them an actual ~voice of their ...

Electionomics - The High Stakes for American Workers in the 2016 Elections

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Julie Gutman Dickinson

One of the unfortunate byproducts of the matchup between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is that the presidential race has already become a contest o...

Bringing the Troika to Paris

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 06.14.2016 | World
Mark Weisbrot

In recent weeks France has faced strikes and protests as the battle has come to their terrain, over a new, sweeping labor law. Among other provisions, the law would weaken workers' protections regarding overtime pay, the length of the work week, and job security.

My Message to the DNC's Platform Drafting Committee

Chris Shelton | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Chris Shelton

The goal for all working families remains a secure, sustainable job and a real improvement in our standard of living. Here's how we get there.

FLSA Overtime Rule Changes: Follow the Rules or Reverse Course and Redefine your Business Strategy?

Jim Finkelstein | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
Jim Finkelstein

Co-authored by Jim Finkelstein and Stephen Epling, FutureSense LLC When we read about the proposed U.S. Department of Labor legislation regarding FLS...

Labor Day and Sports: A Tip of the Cap to Collective Bargaining

Warren K. Zola | Posted 09.07.2015 | Sports
Warren K. Zola

When considering the biggest sports law issues making news lately, virtually all of them derive from disagreements between employees and employers. A critical question has always been, to what extent should employees have a say in how their workplace operates?

Are We Working Ourselves to Death?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 09.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Let us hope that we do not have to wait for a new version of the Fair Labor Standards Act to be enacted before the 21st century worker is given some relief from an impossible work schedule so that death does not precede retirement.

Another Presidential Usurpation

Bruce Fein | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics
Bruce Fein

Chronicling President Barack Obama's constitutional usurpations is like memorializing the sins of the Borgia Popes. They benumb by repetition. The latest is Mr. Obama's imminent issuance of an executive order usurping congressional authority to enact labor laws.

Union Is the New Black: Labor Organizing in Orange Is the New Black, And What It Means For You

Leslie Tolf | Posted 07.06.2016 | Business
Leslie Tolf

In its third season with Netflix, Orange Is the New Black has had a significant effect on America's consciousness regarding: race, women and incarceration, and transgender issues.

Where's the Outrage, Mr. President?

Harlan Green | Posted 06.04.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

Where's your outrage, Mr. President, when the New York Times just reported that at least 250 Disney World employees have been discharged, with many forced to train their own foreign replacements that have temporary H-IB work visas?

Hidden in Plain Sight: The Dilemma of Temporary Outrage

Mehroz Baig | Posted 05.26.2016 | Impact
Mehroz Baig

It's a matter of common sense that the shortcuts we take to avoid paying large sums of money mean that someone somewhere is being exploited for that price tag to be what it is.

Jenny Che

It Might Be Time To Fight Back Against Those Late-Night Work Emails

HuffingtonPost.com | Jenny Che | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business

2:00 a.m. is for sleeping, not for emailing with your boss.

Grand Theft Automated

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Exposés like the Times' series on nail salon workers, and the other investigative research that came before it, can help shift consciousness. But what's also required is a power shift. A true transformation will require a broad social movement with the power to bring government back on the side of working families.

Jenny Che

New York City Mayor Announces Investigation Into Nail Salon Conditions

HuffingtonPost.com | Jenny Che | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business

NEW YORK -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that the city plans to investigate the harmful environments at nail salons and that he will...

Top 10 Trending Legal Careers

Tamesha Keel | Posted 06.15.2015 | Education
Tamesha Keel

For several years, one of the biggest shifts in the legal job market is the steady demand for specialized expertise. The career potential is high for skilled talent with industry or practice-area specialization. Both employers and clients are looking for efficiencies and value found in subject matter experts.

Why We're All Becoming Independent Contractors

Robert Reich | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics
Robert Reich

The rise of "independent contractors" Is the most significant legal trend in the American workforce -- contributing directly to low pay, irregular hours, and job insecurity. It's become a race to the bottom.

Dave Jamieson

How The Boss May Be Quietly Pocketing Your Server's Tips

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.17.2015 | Business

Laurie Zabawa says she'd been working at a Hilton Garden Inn in Bozeman, Montana, for seven years when the owners outsourced the management of the hot...

Dave Jamieson

Senate Democrats Call Out Union Busters

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Republicans looking to block one of the biggest labor law reforms of the Obama era, Senate Democrats are telling the National Labor...

Dave Jamieson

Jimmy John's Gets More Heat For Outrageous Noncompete Agreements

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman plans to send letters to Jimmy John's sandwich shops on Tuesday asking them to hand over information re...

Dave Jamieson

The Clever GOP Plan To Create Even More Gridlock

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans say they have a plan to save U.S. labor law from partisanship and dysfunction. But their prescription for reform coul...

How Do You Work Best?

Great Work Cultures | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

When do you work best? Is it between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.? Or do you perhaps have the clearest head at 7 a.m. and trouble focusing in the afternoon? Is it only on Monday through Friday? Or do you sometimes struggle to think straight on Mondays, but have great ideas on Saturdays?

Big-Money Radical Right Groups Help Huge Grower to Avoid Paying Millions Already Owed Its Farm Workers

Arturo S. Rodríguez | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
Arturo S. Rodríguez

Well-financed anti-labor groups related to America's radical right are coming to the aid of giant Fresno, Calif.-based Gerawan Farming to avoid implementing a union contract under which it already owes millions of dollars to thousands of its grape and tree fruit workers.

Nonprofit Work A Non-Option For Some Young People, As 57% Of Industry Internships Are Unpaid

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.01.2014 | Impact

Cortney Harding knows how it feels to be at the bottom of the office food chain. The Wellesley College alumnus had completed seven unpaid internsh...

Dave Jamieson

Court Ruling 'Unravels FedEx's Business Model' In Contractor Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business

In a decision that one judge wrote "substantially unravels FedEx's business model," a panel of federal judges ruled Wednesday that FedEx Ground and Fe...

Bangladesh's Factory Collapse: A One-Year Retrospective

Benjamin Powell | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
Benjamin Powell

In response to the Bangladeshi factory collapse, many people called for increased safety standards in Bangladeshi garment factories. Although well-intended, these calls for increased regulation, if enacted and enforced, would have reduced the welfare of many of the nearly 4 million workers.