Employment

Inconsistent Views on Waiving Rights in Employment

The Court has set two different standards for when employees can waive their workplace rights.

The Rise of Arbitration and the Fall of Employment Claims

Recent research suggests mandatory arbitration clauses have undermined employment rights.

Uber and Lyft Lobby Their Way to Deregulation and Preemption

Report shows that rideshare companies convinced the majority of states to enact laws in the businesses’ favor.

More Permissive Zoning Codes Could Make U.S. Workers Richer

Economists find that strict housing regulations may significantly lower U.S. gross domestic product.

Regulating the Family by Regulating Labor

Scholar argues that U.S. labor regulation historically has been grounded in gendered assumptions about families.

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.