Opinion

Statutory Clarity and Judicial Review of Regulatory Impact Analysis

Precise statutory language corresponds to better benefit-cost analysis and more consistent judicial review.

Conflicting Interpretations of Worker Classification

Workers in some states may now be classified as both independent contractors and employees.

Is the Fiduciary Rule Dead?

The fiduciary rule may still be enforceable because of the Labor Department’s failure to act.

Who Are Gig Economy Workers?

Gig economy companies control workers in new ways but present no new regulatory issues.

Regulating Work in an Age of Fissuring and Automation

Employers may increasingly automate their workplaces, requiring a new approach to workplace regulation.

The Future Looks Bright for the Right-to-Work Movement

The right-to-work principle protects employee freedom not to subsidize unwanted unions.

Regulating Non-Compete Agreements

Governments should place limits on non-compete agreements that apply to low-wage workers.

Labor Without Employment

Firms have moral obligations to those who perform work regardless of employment status.

The Joint-Employment Standard in Limbo

A proposed rule by the NLRB and a potential Supreme Court decision challenge the joint-employer test.

Ratcheting Up Workplace Protections

State legislatures and agencies have an important role to play in improving workplaces for workers.

Do the Results of the EU Better Regulation Program Match Its Ambitions?

The Better Regulation program, built over the past two decades, has allowed the EU to regulate more effectively.

The Warren Campaign’s Antitrust Proposals

Senator Warren’s proposals seek to protect older technologies at the expense of consumers and workers.