Probably because Greg Flynn, who operates 24 of the bakery cafes in California, is a longtime friend of Gov. Gavin Newsom.
The difficulties some cities are experiencing arise because many migrants aren't allowed to work, and because of restrictions on construction of new housing.
Self-employment in California fell by 10.5 percent and overall employment tumbled by 4.4 percent after A.B. 5's implementation.
Biden undid Trump-era rules for independent contractors, but the new rule will likely last only until another Republican is elected president. This is no way to regulate an economy.
We're often told European countries are better off thanks to big-government policies. So why is the U.S. beating France in many important ways?
A new joint employer rule from the NLRB threatens to fundamentally change the business relationship between a franchise and its parent company.
Plus: A listener asks whether younger generations are capable of passing reforms to entitlement spending.
Federal and New York City officials recently adopted policy changes on migrant work permits and zoning reform similar to those advocated here (though probably not because I advocated them!)..
This measure will enable some 472,000 Venezuelans who arrived between 2021 and July 2023 to legally live and work in the US for up to 18 months.
Labor actions largely respond to policies that cause widespread pain.
Plus: A listener asks the editors to name America's unsung or undersung heroes.
Labor Day is the right time to remember that we can make workers vastly better off by empowering more of them to vote with their feet, both within countries and through international migration.
The average working woman in 2023 earns enough money to buy a Barbie doll every 33 minutes. In 1959, it took nearly two hours.
"Government in general does a lot of things that aren't necessary," says Jared Polis.
The U.S. tax system is extremely progressive, even compared to European countries—whose governments rely on taxing the middle class.
The time and money spent on college can often be used more productively.
A bipartisan solution to degree inflation
You shouldn't need permission to make a living.
Foreign-born tech workers in the U.S. have been especially vulnerable as tech giants lay off large shares of their work forces.
Youth employment is a recognized path to greater prosperity.
Floridians will bear the cost of DeSantis currying favor with immigration restrictionists.
The Commission's lone dissenter says Congress has not charged it with regulating noncompete clauses.
With high job vacancies and a low birth rate, Germany is turning to the world to fill the holes in its economy.
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COVID-19 Gutted College Attendance. Now, a Solid Labor Market Is Convincing More High School Grads To Skip It.
The number of high school seniors going on to attend college has plummeted in the past two years, deepening the already steady decline.
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The immigration bureaucracy is worsening one of the tightest labor markets in recent American history.
Unions or minimum wage laws aren't required for workers to shift the balance of power.
Minimum wage laws priced young workers out of the market before the pandemic and may do so in the future.
The H-2B visa allows foreign workers to fill jobs that native-born Americans aren't interested in.
Laws which mandate big wage increases for workers during the pandemic are leaving store closures in their wake.
Jobs data casts doubt on the idea that the COVID-19 pandemic is uniquely setting women back.
Minimum wage jobs aren't supposed to be career choices, but stepping stones on the way to other things. Everyone has to start out somewhere.
The mandates would be retroactive, potentially punishing businesses for violating rules they did not even know existed.
When it comes to the health of the labor market, we don’t know the full story.
A conservative technocrat tries to engineer a better world.