Labor Unions

Why the EU Should Not Re-Integrate Sunday into the Working Time Directive

Why the EU Should Not Re-Integrate Sunday into the Working Time Directive

Reintegrating Sunday into the European Union's Working Time Directive would be unlawful, unconstitutional, and result in indirect discrimination says Brighton Kavaloh, founder and director of Adventreligio-legal Perspectives.

 
 

Washington Bill Simplifies Accommodation for Religious Objectors to Labor Union Dues

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In practical terms, SB 5552 would make it easier for the employee and union to agree upon a charity, and take the union out of the position of evaluating the theology of the employee.

 
 

Kmiec: Is Paul Ryan Romney's New Religion Problem? (Huffington Post)

Constitutional law scholar Douglas Kmiec shares his views on how the Paul Ryan pick will affect the Catholic vote in an article published today in the Huffington Post. Read the full article at the Huffington Post.

 
 

Gov. Jerry Brown Should Veto Poorly Conceived Childcare Bill (LA Times)

EXCERPT: AB 101 began its career in January as a budget bill, then turned into a measure to eliminate community redevelopment agencies, and in June it was amended again and became an effort to slash in-home care service to seniors and the disabled. On Sept. 2, it was reborn one more time as a bill to create a powerful and […]

 
 

California AB 889 Could Be End of Private Babysitting Services

California state Senator Doug LaMalfa writes the following here. The bill is significant enough that we are reprinting his post here.  Further analysis of the liberty implications of this billing that could end private babysitting services to follow. Editor ———-   Adventures In Babysitting: Nanny State To Sue For Rest Break? By Senator Doug LaMalfa   How will parents react […]

 
 

Buying Power: Human Trafficking and the Local Marketplace

Buying Power: Human Trafficking and the Local Marketplace

I'm not willing to pick cocoa beans or cotton for a dollar a day, so who is? Trafficked boys on the Ivory Coast and factory children in Asia whose fingers are small enough to work intricate and dangerous machines fill this gap. – One of the biggest reminders and strongest points I repeat daily is that I have done nothing to secure the position I have in life of being in a free country, just like these modern day slaves have done nothing to have their entire lives indebted to us because of the harsh demands we put on them with our high consumerist behavior. These socially conscious products contain more than just a new age aura or a better selling point; they represent a desire for the priority of humanity instead of selfish search for profit.

 
 

ANALYSIS: Supreme Court Declines to Hear Discrimination Case Involving Labor Union

ANALYSIS: Supreme Court Declines to Hear Discrimination Case Involving Labor Union

By Michael D. Peabody, Esq. – For over 25 years, the legal system has grappled with the question of what constitutes prima facie discriminatory conduct under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.  Courts across the nation have established different standards for prima facie discrimatory conduct and there have been no clear-cut answers. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals said that a […]