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Criminal Employment Law, Benjamin Levin Jan 2018

Criminal Employment Law, Benjamin Levin

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This Article diagnoses a phenomenon, “criminal employment law,” which exists at the nexus of employment law and the criminal justice system. Courts and legislatures discourage employers from hiring workers with criminal records and encourage employers to discipline workers for non-work-related criminal misconduct. In analyzing this phenomenon, my goals are threefold: (1) to examine how criminal employment law works; (2) to hypothesize why criminal employment law has proliferated; and (3) to assess what is wrong with criminal employment law. This Article examines the ways in which the laws that govern the workplace create incentives for employers not to hire individuals with ...


Sewer Syndicalism: Worker Self-Management In Public Services, Eric M. Fink Apr 2014

Sewer Syndicalism: Worker Self-Management In Public Services, Eric M. Fink

Eric M Fink

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, municipal governments in various US cities assumed responsibility for utilities and other services that previously had been privately operated. In the late twentieth century, prompted by fiscal crisis and encouraged by neo-liberal ideology, governments embraced the concept of “privatization,” shifting management and control over public services to private entities.

Despite disagreements over the merits of privatization, both proponents and opponents accept the premise of a fundamental distinction between the “public” and “private” sectors, and between “state” and “market” institutions. A more skeptical view questions the analytical soundness and practical significance of these ...


Sewer Syndicalism: Worker Self-Management In Public Services, Eric M. Fink Mar 2014

Sewer Syndicalism: Worker Self-Management In Public Services, Eric M. Fink

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The Many Lanes Out Of Court: Privatization Of Employment Discrimination Disputes, Theresa M. Beiner Jan 2014

The Many Lanes Out Of Court: Privatization Of Employment Discrimination Disputes, Theresa M. Beiner

Faculty Scholarship

Despite employment gains made by women, older Americans, and racial and religious minorities, employment discrimination remains a persistent problem in the American workplace. Scholars have lamented that employment discrimination laws have not proven effective in eliminating the many vestiges of discrimination that still linger. Many scholars blame the lackluster enforcement of employment discrimination laws on the federal courts' inability to understand or theorize about the lingering aspects of discrimination based on race and sex that still pervade the modern workplace as well as judicial hostility to employment discrimination claims. Recent data suggest that this has led some employment discrimination claimants ...


Privatizing Labor Law: Neutrality/Card Check Agreements And The Role Of The Arbitrator, Laura J. Cooper Oct 2008

Privatizing Labor Law: Neutrality/Card Check Agreements And The Role Of The Arbitrator, Laura J. Cooper

Indiana Law Journal

William R. Stewart Lecture given at Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington on November 13, 2007.


Flexibilization, Globalization, And Privatization: Three Challenges To Labour Rights In Our Time, Katherine V. W. Stone Jan 2006

Flexibilization, Globalization, And Privatization: Three Challenges To Labour Rights In Our Time, Katherine V. W. Stone

Osgoode Hall Law Journal

Three dynamics are coalescing to reshape labour relations in the twenty-first century in the United States: They are flexibilization, globalization, and privatization. Flexibilization refers to the changing work practices by which firms no longer use internal labour markets or implicitly promise employees lifetime job security, but rather seek flexible employment relations that permit them to increase or diminish their workforce, and reassign and redeploy employees with ease. Globalization refers to the increase in cross-border transactions in the production and marketing of goods and services that facilitates firm relocation to low labour cost countries. And privatization refers to the rise of ...