(The Return of) Ignatz, by Sam Heldman

Thursday, December 12, 2002

Among the things I learned today at my CLE seminar on various aspects of employment law:

that the five newly appointed (or reappointed) Members of the National Labor Relations Board will be sworn in next week;

that there are many management lawyers, whose arguments depend in large part on the constant assertion that racism is an extremely rare motivation in employment decisonmaking these days, who ought to read this (and Nathan Newman's comments about it); and

that a room full of mostly-management side lawyers in a swanky hotel ballroom think that it is alternately hilarious and appalling that a bunch of people who work at a retail store would have the temerity to assert -- GET THIS -- that they ought to be PAID for the time they spent being locked in the store at the end of the day while the employer counts the receipts. Can you BELIEVE it? Ho ho ho ha ha ha. This confirmed to me that there multiple universes, barely overlapping; I would have alternated between angry laughter and just anger at the thought that anyone could assert that the employees were not so entitled..

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