Employment

Do Occupational Licenses Exacerbate the Prison-to-Poverty Pipeline?

Expert argues that occupational licensing reform will unlock the economic potential of former prisoners.

The Future of Countercyclical Regulation

Scholars evaluate the viability of adjusting regulations to accommodate changes in economic conditions.

The Future of Occupational Licensing Reform

There has been a massive expansion in the analysis and reform of occupational licensing—a trend to be viewed with dismay.

Defining Overtime Responsibility

The Department of Labor issued guidance defining “joint employers.”

Ensuring a Fair Day’s Pay

A new Philadelphia ordinance allows the city to take steps to stop wage theft.

Finding a Schedule that Works for Hourly Employees

New York bill would regulate the way some employers manage work schedules.

New Regulation Could Actually Reduce Access to Investment Advice

Study highlights the potential value of professional investment advice—and the cost of curbing access to it.

Health Assessment Penalties May Extend to Spouses

A proposal would let employers use financial incentives to get health data from employees’ spouses.

Can Regulatory Clarity Increase Retirement Savings?

Federal auditor says that more detailed regulation may expand participation in certain retirement programs.

EEOC Probes Hollywood Hiring Practices

Agency requests interviews with female directors in light of allegations of discriminatory hiring.

The Workplace Constitution and the Spiderman Theory of State Action

“With great power comes great responsibility” to ensure workplace equality.

Could Student-Athletes at Public Universities Unionize?

New paper outlines how joint employer status could allow student-athletes to sue the NCAA.