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Book Review: Assault On The Worker: Occupational Health And Safety In Canada By Charles E. Reasons, Lois L. Ross And Craig Paterson, Eric M Tucker 2017 Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

Book Review: Assault On The Worker: Occupational Health And Safety In Canada By Charles E. Reasons, Lois L. Ross And Craig Paterson, Eric M Tucker

Eric M. Tucker

No abstract provided.


Deferring For Justice: How Administrative Agencies Can Solve The Employment Dispute Quagmire By Endorsing An Improved Arbitration System, Zev J. Eigen, David S. Sherwyn 2017 Littler Mendelson

Deferring For Justice: How Administrative Agencies Can Solve The Employment Dispute Quagmire By Endorsing An Improved Arbitration System, Zev J. Eigen, David S. Sherwyn

David S. Sherwyn

[Excerpt] When it comes to the issue of pre-dispute mandatory arbitration, the concept of attaining justice for all parties in a vacuum instead of in comparison to the fall back—the litigation and agency adjudication processes. In this Article, we address each of the components of arbitration, but in context to the alternative and thus, conclude that a fixed arbitration system will provide the type of justice unavailable in the current system.


The Effect Of Labor Law Changes Under The New Administration: Too Soon To Tell, David S. Sherwyn 2017 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

The Effect Of Labor Law Changes Under The New Administration: Too Soon To Tell, David S. Sherwyn

David S. Sherwyn

With a new administration in place, experts in labor law joined union leaders and management to observe the straws in the wind regarding what changes might occur in labor laws and regulations. Changes seem inevitable in the National Labor Relations Board, and existing NLRB rulings may be altered as time goes on. On the other hand, it seems nearly certain that franchisors and firms that contract for employees will continue to considered joint employers. The “fissuring” of the hospitality industry invites such an outcome, even as different firms are responsible for specific aspects of a venture. Union leaders anticipate that ...


How Organizing Collegiate Student-Athletes Under The National Labor Relations Act With The Ncaa As A Joint Employer Can Lead To Significant Changes To The Student-Athlete Compensation Rules, Andrew Gruna 2017 Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

How Organizing Collegiate Student-Athletes Under The National Labor Relations Act With The Ncaa As A Joint Employer Can Lead To Significant Changes To The Student-Athlete Compensation Rules, Andrew Gruna

Pace Intellectual Property, Sports & Entertainment Law Forum

This paper will provide an overview of how National Labor Relations Board cases of Northwestern University and Browning Ferris combined with the analysis presented in the National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Memorandum GC 17-01: General Counsel’s Report on the Statutory Rights of University Faculty and Students in the Unfair Labor Practice Context could impact the laws behind unionization, the contracts of university athletes, and, ultimately through contract negotiations, reintroduce the discussion regarding compensation of student-athletes.


Nba-Age Restrictions: Should The Nba Follow In The Footsteps Of Major League Baseball?, Bryan Kelly 2017 Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

Nba-Age Restrictions: Should The Nba Follow In The Footsteps Of Major League Baseball?, Bryan Kelly

Pace Intellectual Property, Sports & Entertainment Law Forum

This paper will discuss the outlook of current NBA prospects and the development of age restrictions. It will also shed light on several key cases and Collective Bargaining Agreements including: Wood v. National Basketball Association, and Denver Rockets v. All Pro Management, Inc. and the NBA CBA. After that, an analysis of Sherman Antitrust Law and current case law concerning age restrictions in sports, and analyze the possibility for age-restrictions to be argued through the court system. Finally, this paper will look into the NBPA’s duty of representation towards NBA prospects and how the NBPA can take ideas from ...


Ufc Fighters Are Taking A Beating Because They Are Misclassified As Independent Contractors. An Employee Classification Would Change The Fight Game For The Ufc, Its Fighters, And Mma, Vincent Salminen 2017 Pace University

Ufc Fighters Are Taking A Beating Because They Are Misclassified As Independent Contractors. An Employee Classification Would Change The Fight Game For The Ufc, Its Fighters, And Mma, Vincent Salminen

Pace Intellectual Property, Sports & Entertainment Law Forum

The current state of affairs in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) is overwhelmingly in favor of the companies promoting the fights and not in favor of the athletes actually putting their health and lives at risk. This article looks at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and how it classifies its fighters as independent contractors rather than employees, even though it treats the fighters more like employees. This article addresses issues fighters are having with the current classification and then examines how the fighters could be classified as employees. Finally, the article will address what an employee classification would ...


The Effect Of Labor Law Changes Under The New Administration: Too Soon To Tell, David S. Sherwyn 2017 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

The Effect Of Labor Law Changes Under The New Administration: Too Soon To Tell, David S. Sherwyn

Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations Reports

With a new administration in place, experts in labor law joined union leaders and management to observe the straws in the wind regarding what changes might occur in labor laws and regulations. Changes seem inevitable in the National Labor Relations Board, and existing NLRB rulings may be altered as time goes on. On the other hand, it seems nearly certain that franchisors and firms that contract for employees will continue to considered joint employers. The “fissuring” of the hospitality industry invites such an outcome, even as different firms are responsible for specific aspects of a venture. Union leaders anticipate that ...


Migrant Workers And Fissured Workforces: Cs Wind And The Dilemmas Of Organizing Intra-Company Transfers In Canada, Eric M Tucker 2017 Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

Migrant Workers And Fissured Workforces: Cs Wind And The Dilemmas Of Organizing Intra-Company Transfers In Canada, Eric M Tucker

Articles & Book Chapters

Canadian temporary foreign worker programs have been proliferating in recent years. While much attention has deservedly focused on programs that target so-called low-skilled workers, such as seasonal agricultural workers and live-in caregivers, other programs have been expanding, and have recently been reorganized into the International Mobility Program (IMP). Streams within the IMP are quite diverse and there are few legal limits on their growth. One of these, intra-company transfers (ICTs), is not new, but it now extends beyond professional and managerial workers to more permeable and expansive categories. As a result, unions increasingly face the prospect of organizing workplaces where ...


Labor Leading On Climate: A Policy Platform To Address Rising Inequality And Rising Sea Levels In New York State, J. Mijin Cha 2017 Occidental College

Labor Leading On Climate: A Policy Platform To Address Rising Inequality And Rising Sea Levels In New York State, J. Mijin Cha

Pace Environmental Law Review

With the renewed need for state action, this paper presents a case study of a labor-led initiative in New York State that seeks to address both economic inequality and the climate crisis. It discusses how organized labor, which has historically represented fossil fuel workers and has not been seen as a traditional climate ally, put forth a comprehensive climate jobs plan that could meaningfully reduce carbon emissions while also creating good, family-sustaining jobs to reduce income inequality. As the need for a broader coalition to advocate for sensible climate policy increases, this case study provides a road map for states ...


Saving On Health Care While Protecting The Planet: An Examination Of Massachusetts’ Proposed Carbon Tax And Its Impact On The Hospital Industry, Alexandra Shalom 2017 Boston College Law School

Saving On Health Care While Protecting The Planet: An Examination Of Massachusetts’ Proposed Carbon Tax And Its Impact On The Hospital Industry, Alexandra Shalom

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review

Climate change has negative implications not only for the environment, but also for human health. Human greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions are a major contributor to climate change and therefore we must curb our behavior to save the planet and ourselves. Following the economic principle of the First Law of Demand, a carbon tax incentivizes polluters to reduce emissions by increasing the cost of emission producing goods. British Columbia has demonstrated that carbon taxes are effective mechanisms to curb GHG emissions. Massachusetts, therefore, has proposed a carbon tax to help achieve its established GHG reduction goals. In addition, the Commonwealth’s ...


Qualified Immunity: 1983 Litigation In The Public Employment Context, Erwin Chemerinsky 2017 Selected Works

Qualified Immunity: 1983 Litigation In The Public Employment Context, Erwin Chemerinsky

Erwin Chemerinsky

No abstract provided.


Civil Rights Without Remedies: Vicarious Liability Under Title Vii, Section 1983, And Title Ix, Catherine Fisk, Erwin Chemerinsky 2017 Selected Works

Civil Rights Without Remedies: Vicarious Liability Under Title Vii, Section 1983, And Title Ix, Catherine Fisk, Erwin Chemerinsky

Erwin Chemerinsky

The Supreme Court has taken an inconsistent approach to allowing vicarious liability under major civil rights statutes. In recent cases, the Court has permitted qualified vicarious liability for supervisors' sexual harassment under Title VII, but rejected vicarious liability under Title IX. Earlier, the Court rejected vicarious liability for local governments sued under Section 1983. In this Article, Professors Fisk and Chemerinsky describe the Court's inconsistent approaches and argue that they cannot bejustfied by the text or legislative history of these statutes. Professors Fisk and Chemerinsky argue that each of these statutes is meant to achieve the same purpose, deterring ...


An Overview Of The October 2006 Supreme Court Term, Erwin Chemerinsky 2017 Duke University Law School

An Overview Of The October 2006 Supreme Court Term, Erwin Chemerinsky

Erwin Chemerinsky

No abstract provided.


Sargeant V. Henderson Taxi, 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 27 (June 1, 2017), Ping Chang 2017 Nevada Law Journal

Sargeant V. Henderson Taxi, 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 27 (June 1, 2017), Ping Chang

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The Court determined that (1) a summary judgment is proper when the opposing party did not file a substantive opposition to the motion for summary judgment and (2) a class certification is inappropriate when the plaintiff/appellant did not meet the burden of demonstrating “numerosity, commonality, and typicality,” and the ability to “fairly and adequately” represent the class members when an earlier-filed grievance between the union and taxi company resolved the minimum wage back-pay dispute at issue.


Toiling In Factory And On Farm: An Employer-Friendly Approach To The Compensability Of Donning And Doffing Activities Under The "Flsa", Jacob A. Bruner 2017 Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Monte Ahuja College of Business

Toiling In Factory And On Farm: An Employer-Friendly Approach To The Compensability Of Donning And Doffing Activities Under The "Flsa", Jacob A. Bruner

Cleveland State Law Review

No realm of employment litigation has been more active in recent years than class action lawsuits under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Although the FLSA was originally enacted to help those who toiled in factories and on farms obtain a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work, it continues to haunt unwary employers nearly seventy years later. This Note attempts to resolve those problems through the proposition of a single, uniform, and employer-friendly standard for donning and doffing claims arising under the FLSA. Specifically, this Note argues that courts should construe the “integral and indispensable” test ...


Deferring For Justice: How Administrative Agencies Can Solve The Employment Dispute Quagmire By Endorsing An Improved Arbitration System, Zev J. Eigen, David S. Sherwyn 2017 Littler Mendelson

Deferring For Justice: How Administrative Agencies Can Solve The Employment Dispute Quagmire By Endorsing An Improved Arbitration System, Zev J. Eigen, David S. Sherwyn

Articles and Chapters

[Excerpt] When it comes to the issue of pre-dispute mandatory arbitration, the concept of attaining justice for all parties in a vacuum instead of in comparison to the fall back—the litigation and agency adjudication processes. In this Article, we address each of the components of arbitration, but in context to the alternative and thus, conclude that a fixed arbitration system will provide the type of justice unavailable in the current system.


Paid Maternity Leave Legislation: Do Laws Mandating Paid Family Leave Impact Attitudes Towards Working Mothers?, Brianna Seid 2017 Union College - Schenectady, NY

Paid Maternity Leave Legislation: Do Laws Mandating Paid Family Leave Impact Attitudes Towards Working Mothers?, Brianna Seid

Honors Theses and Student Projects

Prior research has shown that the availability of paid maternity leave for new mothers can influence a variety of factors such as women's mental health and life satisfaction long-term career outcomes and children's long run outcomes. However scholars have suggested that there is a backlash effect among certain groups of people when particularly strong advancements are made in areas of women's rights. Research also suggests that attitudes towards certain behavior are impacted by legislation that attempts to regulate such behavior. The current research assessed whether the implementation of paid family leave impacted attitudes towards mothers in the ...


Banning The Box In Missouri: A Statewide Step In The Right Direction, Jessica Chinnadurai 2017 University of Missouri School of Law

Banning The Box In Missouri: A Statewide Step In The Right Direction, Jessica Chinnadurai

Missouri Law Review

Missouri, like many other states, has evaluated and decided to address employment discrimination that occurs as a result of requiring people with a criminal history to disclose that information during the initial phases of the hiring process. Efforts to eliminate bias have been seen through the “Ban the Box” movement. The movement generally advocates removing the box applicants check if they have a criminal history, opting instead to delay this question for later in the employment process. This Note analyzes the advantages and disadvantages of adopting this legislation and evaluates whether doing so leads to a lower risk of employment ...


Are We All In This Together? Enforcing Class Arbitration Waivers, Ariel M. Kiefer 2017 University of Missouri School of Law

Are We All In This Together? Enforcing Class Arbitration Waivers, Ariel M. Kiefer

Missouri Law Review

Mandatory class arbitration waivers are increasingly common in employment agreements. It is estimated that forty-three percent of companies have mandatory class arbitration waivers. Employees sign them because they either do not believe they will ever have a major problem with their employer, they believe arbitration is a cheaper and faster method of dispute resolution, or they simply do not read or understand the clause. This Note discusses the facts surrounding the Eighth Circuit’s decision in Cellular Sales of Missouri to uphold a class arbitration waiver. It analyzes the approach other federal circuit courts have taken in upholding and striking ...


Disability Rights And Labor: Is This Conflict Really Necessary?, Samuel R. Bagenstos 2017 University of Michigan Law School

Disability Rights And Labor: Is This Conflict Really Necessary?, Samuel R. Bagenstos

Articles

In this Essay, I hope to do two things: First, I try to put the current labor-disability controversy into that broader context. Second, and perhaps more important, I take a position on how disability rights advocates should approach both the current controversy and labor-disability tensions more broadly. As to the narrow dispute over wage-and-hour protections for personal-assistance workers, I argue both that those workers have a compelling normative claim to full FLSA protection—a claim that disability rights advocates should recognize—and that supporting the claim of those workers is pragmatically in the best interests of the disability rights movement ...


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