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By Danya Moodabagil 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 workers are threatened every day by lack of enforcement, employment law loopholes, and unequal power dynamics, the gravest threats that workers…
Shanee Cohen 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 future largely pertain to the automation of the workforce and in sociostructural changes that will…
By Dan Wozniak  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?”   Social media is increasingly used as a determinative factor in employment decisions, and as a result, has given rise to newly…
New York’s Law Tackles Wage Discrimination – and the Pay Gap Equal work for equal pay. That’s the law in most states. But in New York, the pay equity laws go even further. Employers must pay the same wages for “substantially similar work,” even if the two employees have different job titles.  The New York Pay Equity Law, which went into effect in 2019, provides a powerful weapon to combat the gender pay gap and…
By Gabrielle Spisak 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 American dream is a paramount belief that anyone, regardless of the social class they were born into or where they came…
When Remote Work Leads to Overwork, Workers Pay The Price By Ololade Akintunde  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?”  On March 13, 2020, I left my office prepared to transition to…
By Thalia Erazo 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?” Technology has advanced rapidly in a relatively short amount of time, and this is a phenomenon that most have met with quick…
By Clavey Ali Robertson 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?” Since 1973, worker productivity has shot up; conversely, this corresponds with one of the slowest growing periods for wages in American…
By Reagan Tillery 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?” When the nationwide pandemic was declared in March of 2020 due to COVID-19, no one knew how drastically life would change. Most…
The Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship awards $1,000 to a law student preparing for a career as a plaintiffs employment lawyer.  Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D. Working Now and Then awarded the third annual Charles E. Joseph Employment Law scholarship in May 2021. The $1,000 scholarship supports law students considering careers in plaintiffs employment law. Reagan Tillery won the scholarship for the 2021/2022 academic year. Tillery earned her bachelor’s degree in political science and Africana studies…