Labor

Who Are Gig Economy Workers?

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

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

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

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.

The Warren Campaign’s Antitrust Proposals

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

Transportation Workers Can Avoid Arbitration

The Supreme Court holds that, under federal law, truckers cannot be compelled to arbitrate.

New Front in the Labor War Between Uber and Its Drivers

Rideshare drivers in Philadelphia take their challenge for employee status to the Third Circuit.

Can OSHA Regulation Rescue NFL Players?

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

Proposed Joint-Employer Rule May Restrict Workers’ Bargaining Power

Federal labor agency proposes a new rule to end confusion over the joint-employer standard.

Rethinking Privacy on the Job

As surveillance of work activity increases, scholars argue for protecting privacy of employees.

Searching for the “New Labor Law”

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

Regulating Religious Accommodation at Work

Federal appeals court weighs employers’ obligation to accommodate employees’ religious practices.