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Corporate Exploitation of Essential Workers Will Outlast The Pandemic By Tanner Hancock COVID-19 and Workers’ Rights Series The COVID-19 and Workers’ Rights series will publish essays from current and incoming students at some of the top law schools in the country. These essays, submitted for the Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship, look at the pandemic from the perspective of workers’ rights. On the front it reads “hero.” On the back, “hardcore.” The new…
New Challenges and Solutions in Disabled Workers’ Rights after COVID-19 By Alyssa-Rae McGinn Law Students on Workers’ Rights Series The Law Students on Workers’ Rights series publishes essays from current and incoming students at some of the top law schools in the country. These essays, submitted for the Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship, address the question “What are the biggest challenges facing workers’ rights in the future?” The disabled community in the United…
The Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship awards $1,000 to a law student preparing for a career as a plantiffs’ employment lawyer.  Working Now and Then awarded the second annual Charles E. Joseph Employment Law scholarship in May 2020. The $1,000 scholarship, which supports law students considering careers in plaintiffs’ employment law, will go to Alyssa-Rae McGinn for the 2020/2021 academic year. McGinn works as a Title IX and sexual misconduct investigator, a role where…
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D When does a coronavirus layoff cross the line into wrongful termination? Tens of millions of Americans have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus outbreak. As laid off workers file for unemployment and research their healthcare options, many wonder if their job loss qualifies as wrongful termination. Take Mark Kanyuk, for example. On April 15, 2020, Kanyuk lost his job as an IT facilities manager. The next month, he filed a lawsuit…
Charles Joseph With a pandemic disrupting workplaces across the country, what laws protect workers affected by COVID-19? After emerging in Wuhan, China in late 2019, the novel coronavirus outbreak quickly spread to countries around the world, creating a global pandemic. As COVID-19 cases increase in the United States, many workers are left wondering about their rights at work. Will sick leave cover COVID-19 quarantines? Do people who catch the coronavirus qualify for FMLA? And what…