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Women Should Not Have to Decide Between a Career or Having Children; Women Can Do Both

By: Yesenia Alfonso, Executive Notes and Comments Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Traditionally, women are expected to become mothers and care for their children. How can a new mother care for her child if the mother has to return to work immediately because she cannot afford to have twelve (12) […]

February 22nd, 2019|Employment Law, Social Issues, Trending|0 Comments

Workplace Sexual Harassment and Assault: How 1991 and 2018 are not that Different

By: Andtoinette Mederos, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Sexual harassment and sexual assault seem all too common in today’s work environment. According to a recent poll conducted by Edison Research titled Sexual Harassment in the workplace #metoo, men, women, and the gig economy, 27 percent of women have experienced sexual […]

December 29th, 2018|Cases, Employment Law, Social Issues, Trending|0 Comments

Tipping Out on Money You Didn’t Make

By: Ivana Romero, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law.

The tipping system is different in all restaurants. Some restaurants allow for a server to personally choose how much to tip the busboy or dishwasher, but most restaurants automatically make the server take out a portion of cash from the sales the […]

December 26th, 2018|Blog, Business, Employment Law, Financial|0 Comments

Gender Discrimination in the American Workforce

By: Marielys Concepcion, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Gender equality and women’s rights have played a large role in our country’s history. Beginning with the 19thamendment of our United States Constitution, allowing women the right to vote and making it unconstitutional for someone to be denied the right to vote […]

December 22nd, 2018|Business, Civil Rights, Employment Law|0 Comments

Facebook’s Platform is Facilitating Employers’ Discriminatory Practice

By: Layla Nguyen, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, it is unlawful to limit job postings to one sex or on the basis of age. But how are employers still able to segregate […]

Low Fares at High Costs: How Uber has Negatively Impacted Taxi Drivers Around the Nation

By: Carolina Del Campo Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Since the introduction of ride-sharing apps, such as Uber and Lyft, passengers have appreciated the easy, inexpensive mode of transportation that is both user-friendly and at the touch of their fingers. However, what these owners and passengers have failed to consider […]

December 18th, 2018|Business, Employment Law, Financial, Technology|0 Comments

Artificial Intelligence and the Legal Profession: No Longer a Sci-Fi Fantasy

By: Andrew Bratslavsky, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Imagine the following scenario: Mr. C is a repeat offender, having committed several non-violent petty crimes over his criminal career. One day, Mr. C is arrested yet again, arraigned, and eventually sentenced to 20 years in prison for violating the newly enacted […]

The (Un)Bias in Artificial Intelligence for Hiring Decisions

By: Leah Maurer, Member Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Artificial intelligence (“AI”) is being used more and more frequently by human resource departments and in employment decisions. AI can be involved from the start of finding job applicants and sorting through resumes, to the most recent use of actually conducting job […]

December 11th, 2018|Business, Employment Law, Technology|0 Comments

Should Injured Fishermen Be Entitled to Punitive Damages for Unseaworthiness Claims?

By: Daniel Grammes, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

After a recent decision in the Ninth Circuit joins a circuit court split, the U.S. Supreme Court may accept an appeal and resolve the issue of whether seamen are entitled to punitive damages for unseaworthiness claims. Last month the Ninth Circuit of the United […]

“Whoever Wants to Fight for the United States, Should Not be Discriminated Against”

By: Yesenia Alfonso, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

On July 26, 2017 President Donald J. Trump (“President”), tweeted, “United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened […]