Monthly Archives: February 2017

No Ban, No Ball

By: Meikhel Philogene The travel ban imposed by President Donald J. Trump through Executive Order 13769, signed on January 27, 2017, has been one in a series of controversial executive orders signed by the President during his first two weeks of office.[1]  The travel ban immediately suspends U.S. entry to refugees and nationals from several […]

Should California Labor Laws Be Extended to all Entertainers?

Many of our country’s record labels are based in the state of California, which is of no surprise since California is where people travel to make their dreams come true. However, many are not aware that California has specific labor laws that establish a seven-year rule for contracts. In 1944, the actress Olivia de Havilland […]

H(ell)-2 Visa Program

The H-2 visa program, which grants visas for noncitizens to perform unskilled agricultural labor in the United States, is one that is often contended. Many argue that it takes jobs away from United States citizens who would otherwise receive employment, while its supporters assert that it is only used for jobs that United States citizens […]

Are Uber Drivers Employees or Independent Contractors?

Currently, labor law recognizes workers providing services can be categorized as an independent contractor or an employee. Independent contractors and employees are differentiated by their degree of control and independence in their work, and laws generally provide employees with more employment rights. Uber classifies their drivers as independent contractors, evading expenses such as overtime pay, minimum-wage protections, […]