Some advocates don’t think the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act is worth trying to save in the first place. At best, they say, the JVTA has a few useful provisions and might give some more money to victims and services. At worst, it could make life more difficult for the vulnerable populations that the bill seeks to protect.
New York tipped workers will soon see a substantial wage increase, but the increase is not nearly enough to raise more workers out of poverty, to compensate their labor fairly, and to reduce the pressure to tolerate hostile work environments or else lose out on tips.
Early signs point to another Obama administration victory before the Roberts Court on health-care reform. Will it be the last time the law appears before the Court?
Challengers get their second shot Wednesday to try and gut Obama’s historic health-care reform law. Will the chief justice stand in their way again?
That’s the question before the Roberts Court in a case that pits the religious rights of employees against the duty of an employer to accommodate them.
Though many remember New York’s Percy Sutton as an investor, lawyer, and power broker, he also introduced the state’s first bill that would have relaxed abortion restrictions—opening the door for the liberalization of New York’s abortion laws before Roe v. Wade.
Most states have rescinded their requirements that brides and grooms be tested for STDs, but one Oklahoma lawmaker would like to reverse this trend.
If Mississippi gets its way, the right to an abortion will be meaningless in the face of unrestricted state power to regulate reproduction.
The federal courts are so far unanimous in rejecting claims that the Obama administration’s accommodation process to the birth control benefit burdens religious rights.
The lack of paid sick time available across the country means that if a worker needs time to address reproductive health needs—including prenatal or abortion care—she may have to risk her livelihood or her paycheck to do so.