Monthly Archives: November 2017

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The Save Local Businesses Act Will Cost Workers

By Edward Nasser* On Tuesday, November 7th, the House of Representatives voted to pass a bill that would narrow the definition of a joint-employer and reduce liability for companies that work with subcontractors or staffing agencies. The bill, misleadingly titled the “Save Local Businesses Act,” would effectively reverse the National Labor Relations Board’s 2015 decision…

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Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Corporate Personhood

By Taylor Holden* The Trump administration recently rolled back federal requirements that employers include birth control coverage in their health insurance plans, significantly expanding exemptions for corporations that cite moral or religious objections at the expense of the health of hundreds of thousands—if not millions—of women. This new policy is the latest in a long…

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For Some Older Veterans the Wounds of War Have Yet to Heal

By Ruth Stein* Older Americans may remember when November 11th wasn’t known as Veterans Day. The day reserved to recognize, reflect upon, and revere the achievements of our American heroes was originally named Armistice Day to honor the cessation of major World War I hostilities (at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the…

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So-Called Gravity Knives: New York Law Balances On A Thin Edge

By Danielle Haley* In late October, Governor Cuomo vetoed a bill that “Relates to the definition of a gravity knife.” The law aimed to reform New York­’s laws regarding gravity knives by reducing the possibility for discretionary and discriminatory enforcement. The law governing gravity knives was initially passed in 1958 and has not been updated…

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