Where is the Legislation to Protect Government Contractors During Shutdowns?

By: Jasmine Santos Government contractors make up more than forty percent of the government workforce.[1] From security workers in the Smithsonian to programming specialists, government contractors play a huge role in facilitating the operations of the federal government.[2]   Furthermore, the need for private sector skilled workers is necessary for the government to function properly, and […]

Executive Order Would Mark Expansion of Executive Power Over U.S. Telecom Companies

By: Genevieve Bresnahan President Donald Trump may be preparing to sign an executive order granting the U.S. Secretary of Commerce the authority to prevent American companies from purchasing telecommunications equipment from foreign companies.[1]  The order is motivated by concerns that Huawei, a Chinese company, and other foreign telecommunications firms will use access to American wireless […]

The Business Case for Paying Federal Contractors Impacted by the Shutdown

By: Shannon Gough On January 25, 2019, the longest government shutdown on record ended after 35 days.[1]  The recent government shutdown directly impacted approximately 800,000 federal employees who were furloughed or working without pay, but many other employers and workers were affected across the country, including those from the private sector.[2]  While a number of […]

Legal Issues in the Age of the Influencer

By: Holly Santapaga Users of the popular social media app Instagram are likely familiar with the term “influencer.”  Though it is difficult to define the term “influencer,” these individuals generally have a large social media following, and the ability to influence their following through “sales, attitudes, opinions, [or] time spent.”[1]  Advertisers quickly caught on to […]

If the Schools Won’t Pay, Maybe Someone Else Will: Why Endorsement Deals are the Best Way to Compensate Student-Athletes

By: Sara Dalsheim The NCAA is a billion dollar organization that manages the schools, conferences, and students who participate in college athletics.[1]  The NCAA earns its revenue through television and marketing rights fees, tournament tickets, parking, concessions, merchandise, and a slew of other business ventures.[2]  However, without the actual college student-athletes dedicating their time and […]