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Posted on in Employment/Entertainment/Labor Law/Volume VI

The New WGA Agreement and What It Means For Labor Relations Nationwide

By Kristine Khosrovyan Introduction The Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike has been at the forefront of the public eye since May 2023, resulting in a recent, groundbreaking agreement with major Hollywood studios. In the rapidly changing world of the entertainment industry, negotiations and agreements between industry stakeholders often shape the future of the entire… Keep Reading

Posted on in Employment/Entertainment/Labor Law/Volume VI

The Year of the Strikes: The Inherent Rights, Broadening Unemployment Benefits, and Wage Increases for Workers Demanding Change in Their Industries

By Sophie Zarkesh Introduction Over the past year, the U.S. has been hit with a vast amount of workforce strikes from a plethora of industries, ranging from Hollywood to fast-food and hospitality.  Within these industries, low-pay and deeply flawed working conditions are the driving force of the strikes as actors, writers, production assistants, automotive workers, hotel managers, and… Keep Reading

Posted on in Employment/Government/Public Policy/Trade/Volume V

The New 27 Club: Label, Legacy, and the Law

By Dawson J. Sanders I.              Introduction Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain – For many, these names together are invariably associated with what Rolling Stone Magazine calls “one of the most elusive and remarkably tragic coincidences in rock & roll history.”[1] The coincidence is now known as “the 27 Club,” referring to the… Keep Reading

Posted on in Business Organizations/Employment/Public Policy/Volume IV

Why ESG Matters for Big Law Firms

by Philip Chang Modern investors use myriad non-financial metrics to assess the economic sustainability of potential companies to invest in. One of the most relevant viability standards is Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”).[1] The “environment” factor in ESG refers to a company’s efforts to conserve the natural world. From a corporation’s perspective, this concerns a… Keep Reading

DEMANDING DIVERSITY: MONEY TALKS

By Hailey Hoyt          In the modern law firm, professional inclusivity should be a standard practice. Unfortunately, at this point in time, even with heightened awareness and expectations of diversity, firm demographics remain largely unchanged from a decade ago. Despite the longstanding, stagnant nature of firm demographics, sheer practicality now demands that firms diversify or be… Keep Reading

Posted on in Business Organizations/Employment/Public Policy/Volume II

Mandatory Arbitration in United States Employment Law

By Samantha Delbick Introduction: Why Workers Getting Their Day in Court Matters   In the workforce, U.S. laws guarantee the right to a safe workplace, the right to overtime pay, the right to equal treatment regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, and so much more.[1] However, in the past three decades, the Supreme Court has allowed… Keep Reading

Posted on in Employment/Government/Public Policy/Volume I

Humanity Aside: Why Employers Should Care About Overseas Filipino Workers’ Welfare

By Krisha Mae Cabrera    “BODY OF OFW FOUND IN FREEZER” — news of the brutal death of an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) rattled the Filipino community early in 2018.  Joanna Demafelis was a domestic worker in Kuwait whose body was found in a freezer with signs of torture and strangulation. Though the details surrounding… Keep Reading

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#MeToo: Better for Business?

By Samantha Delbick The topic of sexual harassment has been at the forefront of public discourse since the #MeToo movement burst into the public consciousness during the fall of 2017. With people emboldened and continuing to share their stories, the anti-sexual harassment movement shows no signs of slowing down or fading anytime soon. Just as the… Keep Reading

Posted on in Business Organizations/Employment/Tax

The Sharing Economy: The Imperfect Business Model

By Ashley Zavala  The Sharing Economy: The Future of Business?  With the integration of social media use in today’s society and the proliferation of millennial culture, millennials have embraced and created a new economic sector known as the “sharing economy.” The sharing economy is an economic sector birthed by millennial culture and is known primarily… Keep Reading

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