Regulatory Opportunities for U.S. Workforce Development
In this week’s Saturday Seminar, we collect recent scholarship on U.S. workforce development.
The Explosive Problem of Killer Dust
Despite ongoing fatalities, OSHA has no specific regulations in place for combustible dust hazards.
Paid Family Leave Is No Child’s Play
Experts examine the benefits and complexities of a paid family leave mandate in the United States.
Waging War Against Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Experts recommend ways to foster workplaces free of sexual harassment.
The Paradoxical Consequences of the Employee–Contractor Designation
A proposed rule may expand platform workers’ compensation options but not their access to other benefits.
Countering Bias in Algorithmic Hiring Tools
Regulators struggle to counter bias in hiring because algorithms reproduce existing inequalities.
The Tipping Point for Restaurant Owners?
Labor Department’s proposed rule would change how employers pay tipped employees for non-tipped duties.
Creating a Right to Disconnect
Scholar recommends regulatory protections that would limit electronic correspondence after the workday.
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.
Who Are Gig Economy Workers?
Gig economy companies control workers in new ways but present no new regulatory issues.