Labor and employment law roundup

by Walter Olson on May 24, 2012

  • Gov. Walker’s public sector labor reforms popular with Wisconsin voters, and have saved taxpayers a fortune [Morrissey, Fund, Marquette poll (public favors new law by 50-43 margin] What would FDR say? [Dalmia, The Daily]
  • “Why you should stop attending diversity training” [Suzanne Lucas, CBS MarketWatch, following up on our earlier post]
  • The gang that couldn’t regulate straight: “Court rebuffs Labor Department on sales rep overtime” [Dan Fisher, Forbes] Lack of quorum trips up NLRB on “quickie”/ambush elections scheme [Workplace Prof]
  • Not all claimed “gun rights” are authentic, some come at expense of the vital principle of at-will employment [Bainbridge]
  • Brace yourself, legal academics at work on a Restatement of Employment Law [Michael Fox]
  • “Why Delaware’s Proposed Workplace Privacy Act Is All Wrong” [Molly DiBianca]
  • USA Today on lawyers’ role in growth of Social Security disability rolls [Ira Stoll]

{ 3 comments }

1 Jim Collins 05.24.12 at 9:06 am

I have to respectfully disagree with the Bainbridge article. My vehicle is an extension of my property rights. If I keep my vehicle secure it is none of my employer’s business what I have in it as long as it is legal. When my employer is willing to accept full responsibility for my safety during my trip to and from work, then I will accept a rule like the one mentioned.

2 antiredistributionist 05.24.12 at 3:59 pm

According to Bainbridge, ending racial discrimination is important enough to justify eroding employment at will – but rights deemed so crucial that they are expressly mentioned in the Constitution aren’t. Nonsense.

3 Suzanne Lucas--Evil HR Lady 05.24.12 at 4:06 pm

Thanks for the original information and the link back. You’re the best.

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