Posts from January 2010.

Every now and then, I encounter an argument in the context of a harassment claim that inappropriate comments were not directed toward the complaining party but were made for all to hear.  The argument goes that if the comments were offensive, they were offensive to all and therefore not actionable.  This is sometimes referred to as the “equal opportunity jerk” defense.  

The always interesting LaborPains blog points out that big labor is (incredibly) trying to spin the Scott Brown victory in Massachusetts as victory for labor unions. 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will release its annual report on union membership for 2009 on January 22, 2010. 

A lot has been written recently about the new online labor market and several public policy issues related to it. 

Those of you who follow the world of sports may have noticed that NBA player Gilbert Arenas is in a bit of trouble for bringing several guns into Washington D.C., storing them in his locker and bringing them out or brandishing them depending on which media sources you believe.  For those of you who do not follow sports, Mr. Arenas plays professional basketball for the Washington Wizards, formerly known as the Washington Bullets [insert your own wisecrack]. 

Let me begin by refusing to apologize for what I’m about to type — Robocop is a great movie. 



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