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International Construction Law: The Development Of The Business And Human Rights Treaty And Its Implications On Migrant Workers, Anna Parks Muecke May 2022

International Construction Law: The Development Of The Business And Human Rights Treaty And Its Implications On Migrant Workers, Anna Parks Muecke

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The Fashion Industry's Inner Beauty: Does The Uk's Fight Against Modern Slavery Measure Up To Its Ilo Obligations?, Olivia Landrum Jan 2022

The Fashion Industry's Inner Beauty: Does The Uk's Fight Against Modern Slavery Measure Up To Its Ilo Obligations?, Olivia Landrum

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Optimizing Whistleblowing, Usha Rodrigues Jan 2022

Optimizing Whistleblowing, Usha Rodrigues

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Whistleblowers have exposed misconduct in settings ranging from public health to national security. Whistleblowing thus consistently plays a vital role in safeguarding society. But how much whistleblowing is optimal? And how many meritless claims should we tolerate to reach that optimum? Surprisingly, legislators and scholars have overlooked these essential questions, a neglect that has resulted in undertheorized, stab-in-the-dark whistleblower regimes, risking both overdeterrence and underdeterrence.

This Article confronts the question of optimal whistleblowing in the context of financial fraud. Design choices, which play out along two axes, have profound effects on the successful implementation of whistleblowing policy. One axis varies …


Mopping Up The Mess: A Call To Adopt The Seventh Circuit’S Standard For Assessing Comparator Evidence In Title Vii Discrimination Claims, Alexander S. Edmonds Jan 2021

Mopping Up The Mess: A Call To Adopt The Seventh Circuit’S Standard For Assessing Comparator Evidence In Title Vii Discrimination Claims, Alexander S. Edmonds

Georgia Law Review

In McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Green, the U.S. Supreme
Court developed a framework to assist courts in assessing
individual disparate treatment claims based on
circumstantial evidence. Under that test, plaintiffs alleging
discrimination under Title VII must first show a prima facie
case of discrimination. Since McDonnell Douglas, courts have
modified the test by requiring plaintiffs to demonstrate that
they were treated less favorably than a similarly situated
comparator employee who is outside the plaintiff’s protected
class. Courts disagree, however, on what it means for
employees to be similarly situated. Some courts strictly
interpret the similarly situated requirement; others caution
against …


The Lost Approach To Flsa Settlement Agreements: A Freedom-Of-Contract Approach, Madison G. Conkel Jan 2021

The Lost Approach To Flsa Settlement Agreements: A Freedom-Of-Contract Approach, Madison G. Conkel

Georgia Law Review

In jurisdictions that require judicial oversight of Fair Labor
Standards Act settlement agreements, a question lingers: What
exactly should judges review? Some judges have begun
categorically striking confidentiality provisions from
settlement agreements by pointing to the purposes and goals of
the FLSA. The academic community lauds these courts’ efforts
to prevent employers from mandating employees’ silence about
the terms of their settlement agreements. This Note, however,
makes the counterargument: confidentiality provisions should
be permitted in FLSA settlements agreements as a bargaining
chip for employees who bring individual suits. If higher courts
in a given jurisdiction require judicial oversight of these …


Two Sides Of The Same Coin: Examining The Misclassification Of Workers As Independent Contractors, Julia H. Weaver Jan 2021

Two Sides Of The Same Coin: Examining The Misclassification Of Workers As Independent Contractors, Julia H. Weaver

Georgia Law Review

Under current National Labor Relations Board
interpretations of the National Labor Relations Act, employers
may only be punished for misclassifying their employees as
independent contractors if a separate violation of the NLRA is
present. As the U.S. economy increasingly focuses on gig work,
millions of workers are affected by misclassification, which
results in lower pay and fewer employment protections.
Misclassification also strips the government of billions of
dollars in tax revenue.
The NLRB considered the issue of making the
misclassification of employees a standalone violation of Section
8(a)(1) of the NLRA in the case Velox Express, Inc., yet it
declined …


Could The Gig Economy Send Another Faa Disagreement To The Supreme Court?, Peter B. Rutledge, Jacob Bohn Nov 2020

Could The Gig Economy Send Another Faa Disagreement To The Supreme Court?, Peter B. Rutledge, Jacob Bohn

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The Federal Arbitration Act ordinarily obligates federal and state courts to enforce arbitration agreements, including in employment contracts. However, a nearly-century-old carveout in Section 1 exempts from the FAA's sweep contracts of employment for seamen, railroad workers or other individuals "engaged in foreign or interstate commerce." The "gig" economy has spawned increased litigation over the carveout's scope—specifically, whether it applies to certain categories of workers, ranging from Amazon drivers to Grubhub delivery workers. Disagreements are emerging among the federal courts, the law is uncertain in the Eleventh Circuit, and Supreme Court review may soon be called for.


Aging On Air: Sex, Age, And Television News, Rebecca H. White Jan 2020

Aging On Air: Sex, Age, And Television News, Rebecca H. White

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The best piece of advice I received when I began teaching law was to adopt Charlie Sullivan's and Mike Zimmer's casebook for my Employment Discrimination class. Before I became a law professor, I had no clue how important choosing the right textbook is, not only for the students but for the teacher. I also was unaware of how much I had to learn about a subject I thought I knew well. I had been litigating employment discrimination cases for several years, but when I began teaching, I quickly learned how much I did not know. Charlie's and Mike's casebook, through …


Retaliation: 462 Clark County School District V. Breeden, 532 U.S. 268 (2001), Rebecca White Jan 2020

Retaliation: 462 Clark County School District V. Breeden, 532 U.S. 268 (2001), Rebecca White

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Clark County School District v. Breeden, to my mind, has always been a sleeper case. A per curiam opinion, it takes up no more than five pages in the US reports, yet when I taught this case to my employment discrimination students, we often would spend a full class period – and sometimes more – on it. Why? Because it presents virtually every issue that can crop up under section 704 of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the statute’s antiretaliation provision.


State Of The Unions: The Impact Of Janus On Public University Student Fees, Jonathan Kaufman Jan 2020

State Of The Unions: The Impact Of Janus On Public University Student Fees, Jonathan Kaufman

Georgia Law Review

In Janus v. American Federation of State, County,
and Municipal Employees, Council 31, the U.S.
Supreme Court overruled forty-one years of precedent
that had allowed public-sector unions to collect
agency-shop fees from nonmembers. The Court ruled this
mandatory fee collection unconstitutional as a violation
of nonmember First Amendment rights. This decision
may pose problems for other public entities, such as
public universities, who also collect mandatory fees that
support political speech.


What Not To Wear: Religious Dress And Workplace Policies In Europe, Sarah Lanier Flanders Jul 2019

What Not To Wear: Religious Dress And Workplace Policies In Europe, Sarah Lanier Flanders

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Trading Places: With The United States In Retreat, Who Writes The International Rules For Trade?, Austin C. Cohen Jul 2019

Trading Places: With The United States In Retreat, Who Writes The International Rules For Trade?, Austin C. Cohen

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Title Vii And The #Metoo Movement, Rebecca White Jan 2018

Title Vii And The #Metoo Movement, Rebecca White

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The #MeToo movement has drawn unprecedented attention to sexual harassment in the workplace. But there is a disconnect between sexual harassment as popularly understood and sexual harassment as prohibited by Title VII. This Essay identifies those areas where the law and the public understanding of it most starkly diverge. These include the requirements of severity or pervasiveness, the issue of unwelcomeness, the availability of an affirmative defense for hostile work environment claims, and the time limits within which claims must be brought. Additionally, those making claims of sexual harassment fare poorly when they suffer retaliation for stepping forward. Internal complaints …


Center-Left Politics And Corporate Governance: What Is The 'Progressive' Agenda?, Christopher Bruner Jan 2018

Center-Left Politics And Corporate Governance: What Is The 'Progressive' Agenda?, Christopher Bruner

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For as long as corporations have existed, debates have persisted among scholars, judges, and policymakers regarding how best to describe their form and function as a positive matter, and how best to organize relations among their various stakeholders as a normative matter. This is hardly surprising given the economic and political stakes involved with control over vast and growing "corporate" resources, and it has become commonplace to speak of various approaches to corporate law in decidedly political terms. In particular, on the fundamental normative issue of the aims to which corporate decision-making ought to be directed, shareholder-centric conceptions of the …


Tournament Of Managers: Lessons From The Academic Leadership Market, Usha Rodrigues Jan 2018

Tournament Of Managers: Lessons From The Academic Leadership Market, Usha Rodrigues

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Why do firms usually make, not buy, their chief executive officers (CEOs)? Public corporations hire their CEOs from within the firm 78% of the time. They do so although earlier studies have found no clear evidence that internal hires perform better than external ones. So why do firms prefer them? Few scholars have focused on this simple question.

The reason why firms favor internal candidates matters not only in its own right, but also for an overlooked reason: it informs the controversial question of executive compensation. Currently board-compensation committees look to peer benchmarks to set executive pay. But, taking cues …


A Gateway Into The South?: The Effect Of The Uaw's Proposed Introduction Of European-Style Works Councils Into Collective Bargaining In The United States, Gregory Mark Jun 2017

A Gateway Into The South?: The Effect Of The Uaw's Proposed Introduction Of European-Style Works Councils Into Collective Bargaining In The United States, Gregory Mark

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Tthe Requirement Of Domestic Participation In New Mining Ventures In Zambia, Muna Ndulo Nov 2016

Tthe Requirement Of Domestic Participation In New Mining Ventures In Zambia, Muna Ndulo

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Labor Law - Common Market - Public Policy Regarding Personal Conduct May Act As A Restraint On The Free Movement Of Labor In The European Economic Community, William A. O'Dell Jul 2016

Labor Law - Common Market - Public Policy Regarding Personal Conduct May Act As A Restraint On The Free Movement Of Labor In The European Economic Community, William A. O'Dell

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Constitutional Law-Aliens-Civil Service Commission Regulation Demanding Citizenship As A Prerequisite To Employment Deprives Resident Aliens Of Liberty Without Due Process Of Law, Sheryl A. Newberry Apr 2016

Constitutional Law-Aliens-Civil Service Commission Regulation Demanding Citizenship As A Prerequisite To Employment Deprives Resident Aliens Of Liberty Without Due Process Of Law, Sheryl A. Newberry

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Civil Rights-Newspaper Advertisements For Employment Opportunities Located In South Africa, Which Do Not On Their Face Recite Discriminatory Conditions, Do Not Violate Municipal Anti-Discrimination Laws, Nancy L. Rumble Feb 2016

Civil Rights-Newspaper Advertisements For Employment Opportunities Located In South Africa, Which Do Not On Their Face Recite Discriminatory Conditions, Do Not Violate Municipal Anti-Discrimination Laws, Nancy L. Rumble

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


United Nations-United States Withdraws From The International Labor Organization, Michael K. Mixson Feb 2016

United Nations-United States Withdraws From The International Labor Organization, Michael K. Mixson

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Poached Eggs: The Misclassification Of Egg Donors As Independent Contractors And How Egg Donors Can Contribute To The Argument For A New Category Of Worker-The Dependent Contractor, Carol L. Williamson Jan 2016

Poached Eggs: The Misclassification Of Egg Donors As Independent Contractors And How Egg Donors Can Contribute To The Argument For A New Category Of Worker-The Dependent Contractor, Carol L. Williamson

Georgia Law Review

As the growth in demand for egg donors is met with an
increasing number of women willing to supply their eggs,
changes need to be made to the way egg donors, and other
similarly situated workers, are classified in the
employment context. Most donor contracts are employer-
created forms that designate the donors as independent
contractors and thus spare the clinic the duty of providing
employment benefits. Unlike other on-demand service
providers, such as Uber-drivers, that have recently sought
re-classification as employees, women who donate eggs are
subject to physically invasive procedures and long-term
health risks that particularly obviate the …


A Practitioner's Guide To United States Employment Taxation Of Nonresident Aliens Working In The United States, John L. Gornall Jr., John B. Copenhaver Sep 2015

A Practitioner's Guide To United States Employment Taxation Of Nonresident Aliens Working In The United States, John L. Gornall Jr., John B. Copenhaver

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The Development Of Foreign Investment Law In Egypt And Its Effect On Private Foreign Investment, George E. Bushnell Iii May 2015

The Development Of Foreign Investment Law In Egypt And Its Effect On Private Foreign Investment, George E. Bushnell Iii

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


European Economic Community - Article 119 - British Equal Pay Act Of 1970 - Referral To European Court Of Justice - Applicability To British Pension Plan And To Successive Employment Cases., Beverly Martin May 2015

European Economic Community - Article 119 - British Equal Pay Act Of 1970 - Referral To European Court Of Justice - Applicability To British Pension Plan And To Successive Employment Cases., Beverly Martin

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Labor Law - Work Stoppages Called To Protest Actions Of A Foreign State Are Labor Disputes Subject To The Prohibition Against Secondary Boycotts Of Section 8(B)(4) Of The National Labor Relations Act, Edward P. Gibbons Apr 2015

Labor Law - Work Stoppages Called To Protest Actions Of A Foreign State Are Labor Disputes Subject To The Prohibition Against Secondary Boycotts Of Section 8(B)(4) Of The National Labor Relations Act, Edward P. Gibbons

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Book Review: A Perspective On Labour Law. Ole Hasselbalch, Alan C. Neal, & Anders Victorin. Stockholm, London, New York: Transnational Publishers, 1984., J. Ralph Beaird Apr 2015

Book Review: A Perspective On Labour Law. Ole Hasselbalch, Alan C. Neal, & Anders Victorin. Stockholm, London, New York: Transnational Publishers, 1984., J. Ralph Beaird

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


International Law - Employment Discrimination. Japanese Corporation Formed Under United States Law Must Comply With Terms Of Title Vii Of The Civil Rights Act Of 1964. Avagliano V. Sumitumo Shoji America, Inc., - U.S. -, 102 S. Ct. 2374 (1982)., Henry Cyrus Mar 2015

International Law - Employment Discrimination. Japanese Corporation Formed Under United States Law Must Comply With Terms Of Title Vii Of The Civil Rights Act Of 1964. Avagliano V. Sumitumo Shoji America, Inc., - U.S. -, 102 S. Ct. 2374 (1982)., Henry Cyrus

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Immigration Reform - Provisions In The Proposed Immigration Reform And Control Act Of 1985 Permitting The Use Of Temporary Foreign Workers In The United States - Importing Labor From Mexico, Andrew W. Baker Mar 2015

Immigration Reform - Provisions In The Proposed Immigration Reform And Control Act Of 1985 Permitting The Use Of Temporary Foreign Workers In The United States - Importing Labor From Mexico, Andrew W. Baker

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The Very Specialized United States Generalized System Of Preferences: An Examination Of Renewal Changes And Analysis Of Their Legal Effect, Gregory C. Dorris Feb 2015

The Very Specialized United States Generalized System Of Preferences: An Examination Of Renewal Changes And Analysis Of Their Legal Effect, Gregory C. Dorris

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.