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Recent Supreme Court decisions threaten workers’ rights By Kimberly Holdiman Law Students on Workers’ Rights Series The Law Students on Workers’ Rights series publishes essays from current and incoming students at some of the top law schools in the country. These essays, submitted for the Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship, address the question “What are the biggest challenges facing workers’ rights in the future?” While many aspects of the modern era and current…
Will the Changing Economy Leave Employment Rights Behind? By Wesley B. Hazen Law Students on Workers’ Rights Series The Law Students on Workers’ Rights series publishes essays from current and incoming students at some of the top law schools in the country. These essays, submitted for the Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship, address the question “What are the biggest challenges facing workers’ rights in the future?” Technological innovations are not only playing a…
Temps, contingent workers, and independent contractors in the tech industry are missing out on millions in overtime wages. Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D The gig economy isn’t new in Silicon Valley. In the tech industry, contingent labor accounts for up to 50% of employees, a number that has only grown over the past decade. But many employment laws haven’t caught up with the growth in contract and freelance tech employees. As a result, independent contractors miss out…
How the Gig Economy Puts Workers At Risk by Dillon Jones Law Students on Workers’ Rights Series The Law Students on Workers’ Rights series publishes essays from current and incoming students at some of the top law schools in the country. These essays, submitted for the Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship, address the question “What are the biggest challenges facing workers’ rights in the future?” The biggest challenges facing workers’ rights in the…
How Mandatory Arbitration Clauses, Class Action Waivers, and a Shortage of Legal Aid Attorneys Harm Workers by Hannah M. Begley Law Students on Workers’ Rights Series The Law Students on Workers’ Rights series publishes essays from current and incoming students at some of the top law schools in the country. These essays, submitted for the Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship, address the question “What are the biggest challenges facing workers’ rights in the…
The Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship awards $1,000 to a law student preparing for a career as a plantiffs’ employment lawyer.  Working Now and Then recently announced the winner of its Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship, which supports law students considering careers in plaintiffs’ employment law, will go to Stanford Law student Hannah Begley for the 2019/2020 academic year. “I am extremely grateful to have received the Charles E.…
Restaurant workers lose millions each year because of wage theft – but they can recover lost wages with the help of an employment lawyer. Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D Wage theft costs workers an estimated $50 billion a year according to the Economic Policy Institute. The restaurant industry withholds millions of dollars in wages from servers, bussers, hosts, bartenders, and other restaurant workers every year. But many forms of wage theft are difficult to identify or even…
EEOC data demonstrates a connection between sexual harassment and wages Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D Sexual harassment in the workplace remains a problem in every industry. From minimum wage workers to journalists and actresses making millions a year, millions of men and women face sexual harassment at work every year. Federal laws protect employees from workplace sexual harassment, which employees can report to the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC). The EEOC issues reports on workplace sexual harassment…
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D In 2019, Working Now and Then will offer the Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship for the first time. Named for Charles E. Joseph, founder of Working Now and Then, the annual scholarship offers $1,000 to a law student preparing for a career as a plaintiffs’ employment lawyer. Charles E. Joseph became an employment lawyer after graduating from NYU’s School of Law in 1990. For several years, Charles worked for a…
50% Increase in EEOC Sexual Harassment Recoveries Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D Sexual harassment in the workplace recently made headlines for a different reason: the EEOC reported a 50% increase in the number of sexual harassment cases filed, and a nearly 50% increase in the recovery amounts for victims of sexual harassment. In the first fiscal year since the #MeToo movement brought additional attention to workplace sexual harassment, more victims filed claims with the EEOC and more…