Employers: This Could Be Coming Your Way

By April 6, 2008Labor Unions

American Rights at Work is a union-funded outfit that serves as a labor think-tank, organizer and polemicist. In her reporting on the Appropriations subcommittee hearing we write about below, the group’s Erin Johansson notes the following:

Also testifying at the hearing was Professor Gordon Lafer of the University of Oregon, who noted that “Labor law is the only area of American employment law in which it is statutorily impossible to impose fines, prison, or any other punitive damage.”

Ah, well, that can always be fixed.

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