Labor

Philadelphia’s Fight Over Pay History

City ordinance prohibiting employers from asking about past salaries remains in limbo in federal court.

Seeing the Glass Part Full for the Labor Movement

Historical buildup to pending Supreme Court case presents three rays of hope for the labor movement.

Proposed Regulation Would Change How Tipped Workers Get Paid

A new deregulatory measure would allow employers to keep tips received by their employees.

The Ideological Battle Over Regulating Paid Family Leave

Debate about paid family leave revolves around three very different proposals.

Regulating the Family by Regulating Labor

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

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.

Department of Labor Establishes Mandatory Paid Sick Leave

Agency finalizes rule requiring paid sick leave for federal contractors.

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.

Do Entry Regulations Promote Income Inequality?

Think-tank study finds correlation between income disparity and regulations affecting new businesses.

Black Friday Flourishes as Blue Laws Fade

Sales encroach on Thanksgiving Day festivities as moral laws restricting holiday retail sales disappear.