DOL Action and Labor Policy After the Midterms

The Department of Labor made two significant moves last week, in the wake of the midterm elections that swung the House and its labor committees to Democrat control. This week on Punching In, reporter Jaclyn Diaz discusses those recent policy changes concerning tipped and seasonal workers. Diaz also goes over what the calendar of a … Read more DOL Action and Labor Policy After the Midterms

Labor and Employment Policy in the Midterm Elections

The midterms elections are just days away, and a number of Congressional races as well as state-level ballot measures could have a significant effect on national and local employment policy. This week on Punching In, Jaclyn Diaz discusses minimum wage proposals and various other measures being voted on, including one about prison labor in Colorado. … Read more Labor and Employment Policy in the Midterm Elections

Litigating International Law: Sir Christopher Greenwood

Sir Christopher Greenwood GBC CMG QC spoke about “Litigating International Law” on Tuesday 23 October 2018 at the Faculty of Law, as a guest on the regular CULS speaker programme. Sir Christopher was a judge at the International Court of Justice from 2008 to 2018. He spent nearly twenty years as a Fellow of Magdalene … Read more Litigating International Law: Sir Christopher Greenwood

The Future of Legal Services: Christina Blacklaws

Christina Blacklaws, President of the Law Society of England and Wales spoke about “The Future of Legal Services” on Wednesday 24 October 2018 at the Faculty of Law, as a guest on the regular Cambridge University Law Society (CULS) speaker programme. Christina Blacklaws has made the transformation of the legal industry a key focus of … Read more The Future of Legal Services: Christina Blacklaws

Trump DOJ Reverses Position on Transgender Rights

The Justice Department has reversed its position as to whether transgender workers are covered under current anti-bias laws, putting one piece of the Trump administration at odds with another—the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The DOJ gave the Supreme Court its opinion last Wednesday that it’s lawful for businesses to discriminate based on gender identity. This … Read more Trump DOJ Reverses Position on Transgender Rights

‘Reflections on the Rule of Law in a Dangerous World’: The 2018 Sir David Williams Lecture

On Friday 19 October 2018, The Rt Hon. Beverley McLachlin delivered the 2018 Sir David Williams Lecture entitled “Where Are We Going? Reflections on the Rule of Law in a Dangerous World”. The Sir David Williams Lecture is an annual address delivered by a guest lecturer in honour of Sir David Williams, Emeritus Rouse Ball … Read more ‘Reflections on the Rule of Law in a Dangerous World’: The 2018 Sir David Williams Lecture

Labor Department, DOJ Moving on Trump Agenda

The Trump administration rolled out its latest regulatory agenda last week, and Bloomberg Law covered the copious document with 20+ stories focused on particular agencies and regs. This week on Punching In, former Bush Wage and Hour Administrator Paul DeCamp talks about what the Labor Department’s proposed overtime and joint employer regulations mean for businesses … Read more Labor Department, DOJ Moving on Trump Agenda

What to Expect from the Trump Labor Agenda

The Trump administration plans to roll out its latest regulatory agenda in the coming days. This week on Punching In, Bloomberg Law reporter Jaclyn Diaz highlights some of the top labor regulations likely to be on the list. We also have the latest on Democrat Mark Gaston Pearce’s nomination for another term at the National … Read more What to Expect from the Trump Labor Agenda

Business Reactions to the #MeToo Movement

The #MeToo movement to increase awareness of and prevent sexual harassment and assault against women continues to affect seemingly every sphere of American life, including the workplace. This week on Punching In, Keisha-Ann Gray joins host Hassan Kanu to discuss how companies are reacting to the new climate, and how claims and litigation have changed … Read more Business Reactions to the #MeToo Movement

Joint Employment and the Port Worker Strike

The National Labor Relations Board is moving to overturn a 2015 decision that made it more likely for companies to be required to bargain with franchise, staffing and other workers as their joint employer. This week on Punching In, Bloomberg Law reporter Robert Iafolla explores that decision and its impact on NLRB cases. We’re also … Read more Joint Employment and the Port Worker Strike

Punching In – Contractor Police Staffing Shift

What do personnel moves at the Labor Department mean the DOL office that investigates federal contractor pay practices? This week on Punching In, Bloomberg Law reporter Paige Smith explains that a key Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs official is on the move. We’re also looking at the latest in the joint employer liability debate … Read more Punching In – Contractor Police Staffing Shift