Barrett has written 15 opinions in cases involving employment law that offer a window into her nuanced approach to disputes between workers and employers.
The philosopher Simone Weil offers an illuminating perspective for our work life.
British jobs policy is broken. Here's an alternative.
Marches, demonstrations, civic unrest, attacks by law enforcement and the military on protesting civilians: The parallels between the summer of 1932 and what is happening currently are striking.
The International Labour Organization was founded in 1919 at the Treaty of Versailles after the ravages of pandemic and world war. Its model offers a way forward for us now.
The four-day work week is an idea that should make it through the pandemic’s open policy window.
Low-wage workers are less likely than high-wage workers to have access to things like masks, hand sanitizer and training on how to prevent COVID-19 transmission.
Several economists predict joblessness will eventually surpass the 25% rate experienced in 1933.
There's a disconnect between how many low-wage workers are being described, and what they're experiencing on the ground.
Trump’s recent executive order to keep meat plants open is premised on a lie: that a meat shortage is a food shortage.
New research shows much of the information the apparel industry relies on to ensure factories comply with labor and safety laws is falsified or otherwise unreliable.
Are the best co-workers really the ones with four legs and a tail? Science says it depends.
As more and more Americans are laid off, employers have to consider the cost of letting their staff go.
The coronavirus pandemic is a stressful time for everyone. Here are some ways employers can help their employees through this crisis.
Employees working in startups may disproportionately suffer in the wake of the pandemic as their employers cut back to skeletal staffs or shutter their companies altogether.
Delivery workers and others who ensure most people don't have to go outside for essential goods are creating what economic theorists call an uncompensated 'positive externality.'
Service workers are some of the most at risk of both the coronavirus and financial woes.
It's hard to keep up with what's regarded as essential and non-essential services.
Plaintiffs in age discrimination cases often find it difficult to prove their cases. Now, a Supreme Court case could further undermine workplace protections available to victims.
If government and business collaborate with workers, a scholar of labor relations writes, current economic problems could get less severe, the recovery smoother and lasting prosperity more likely.