Department of Labor

Labor Department Sides with the Gig Economy

Opinion letter finds a gig economy company’s workers are independent contractors.

The Search for Sound Vocational Evidence in Disability Adjudication

Expert calls for an overhaul of the existing evidentiary framework for Social Security disability cases.

How to Fight Wage Theft on a Budget

Different but complementary strategies are proposed for reducing wage theft in the United States.

Is the Fiduciary Rule Dead?

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

Ratcheting Up Workplace Protections

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

The Future of Workplace Regulation

Scholars debate the current and future regulatory landscape for workers.

You Need to See It to Believe It

Scholars argue that the use of visual media in federal rulemaking promotes democratic values.

In a Justice Department Shutdown, Some Agencies Can Still Litigate

Even during budget crises, federal law empowers agencies to use appropriations to defend civil cases.

Stealing from the Poor and Giving to the Rich in the Workplace

Report finds that large companies are responsible for a large number of wage violations.

Can OSHA Regulation Rescue NFL Players?

Scholars argue that OSHA could make the “workplace” for professional football players safer.

Searching for the “New Labor Law”

More collaboration between government, employers, and labor would help combat income inequality.

A Recipe for Improving Regulatory Analysis

President Trump’s first year in office prompts four steps for reform.