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Low Wage Workers Impacted by Arbitration Agreements

As companies have drastically increased their use of arbitration agreements in their employment contracts, workers have increasingly challenged those contractual provisions. Many courts have consistently struck down such agreements as unenforceable because they restrict an employee’s right to due process … Continue reading

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TIME: Long-Lost Photos Reveal Life of Mexican Migrant Workers in 1950s America

Portrait of Mexican farm laborer, Rafael Tamayo, employed in the United States under the Bracero Program to harvest crop Sid Avery—MPTV TIME has a story with images of "Bracero" (guest) workers from Mexico that have not been seen since they… … Continue reading

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The Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Is Now In Effect: What Employers Need To Know

On April 1, 2018, the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (the Act) went into effect, creating several rights and protections for pregnant workers, as well as for workers who have conditions related to pregnancy.  The Act – which applies to … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Workers, Guaranteed Jobs, and the Politics of Resentment

Democratic candidates for President and many other Democrats are supporting a proposal that would make the government the employer of last resort, at least in the poorest counties. This is not only humane policy; it may be good politics. Guaranteeing … Continue reading

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Report sheds light on why so many workers are killed on the job

The statistics are staggering. On average, 150 people across the country die every day from work-related accidents, injuries and illnesses. In 2016 alone, more than 5,000 people were killed on the job – and another 50,000 died from occupational illnesses. … Continue reading

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