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Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D   Working Now and Then will award an undergraduate scholarship for the first time in December 2019. The Working Now and Then Undergraduate Scholarship will grant $1,000 to an undergraduate considering a career in employment law.  In 2019, Working Now and Then awarded its first scholarship, the Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship. Named for founder Charles Joseph, the scholarship supports law students planning to work as plaintiffs’ employment lawyers.  Winner…
What does the #MeToo Movement Mean for Employment Rights? By Jordan Kostelyk 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 future issue I foresee in…
By Gabren Webb 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 notion that there is true equity in the United States of America holds no more…
by Charles Joseph On June 19, 2019, New York’s state legislature passed sweeping changes to the state’s employment laws. The updates include stronger protections against workplace discrimination and sexual harassment. What do these changes mean for workers in New York? The new law, expected to be signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, significantly strengthens the state’s workplace protections. The changes dramatically update the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL), expanding its legal safeguards and increasing…
Laws must protect the rights and dignity of workers By Erica Dombrowski 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…
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…