Labor Relations

Informed NIL Deals: Basic Contract Law Education Should be Required for All College Athletes

By: Jacob Parrott

The world of college athletics changed forever on July 1, 2021. That day, new rules went into effect allowing college athletes to monetize their name, image, and likeness (“NIL”). Many would agree this change was long overdue. Continue reading »

Work From Home is Here to Stay: The Lasting Effects of COVID-19’s “Stay Home” Order

By: Claire Thompson

Working from home will continue to be the norm for the foreseeable future, not only because of the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic but also because of employee preference. While employees had already been increasingly demanding remote work, the global pandemic turned that request into a requirement. Continue reading »

The Safety of an Employee’s Personal Information: A Look at Data Privacy Concerns

By: Lashania White

Data privacy concerns have undoubtedly spiked during the pandemic due to new categories of identifiable personal data being collected from employees. Given this rise in accumulated personal information, data privacy law has the potential to be implicated, owing to the collection and disclosure of employees’ confidential personal information. Continue reading »

Unions are Disappearing. Do We Care?

By: Hannah Weiss

http://www.nlrb.gov/nlrb/legal/manuals/CHM1/2009/CHM1.pdf

http://www.nlrb.gov/nlrb/legal/manuals/CHM1/2009/CHM1.pdf

 

Unionization is declining.

A recent report from the Brookings Institute demonstrates that membership in US labor unions has declined since the middle of the twentieth century.  Union membership was at its highest in the 1940s and 1950s when almost thirty-five percent of workers belonged to unions.  Unionization has declined most in the private sector, with only a little over six percent of private-sector workers belonging to unions in 2018.  In contrast, membership in public-sector unions has consistently been about one-third of employees since the 1970s.

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