Employment Laws Slow to Catch Up to Society’s Perception of Fluid Identity

Fluid Identity

In the era of Tiger Woods’s racial self-identification as “Cablinasian” and Caitlyn Jenner’s transition from Olympian to transgender advocate, it may seem obvious that a growing number of Americans openly embrace fluid social identities, being multiracial, post-racial, transgender, or gender nonconforming, among others. Efforts to use new words and conceptions of race and sex appear

New GASB Statements: Considerations and Best Practices for Public Pension Fiduciaries

Since the economic crisis, public finance commentators have urged caution in light of the troubles facing Detroit or Puerto Rico. Recent changes in accounting rules for public pensions have raised concerns about risks for managers of those pensions under federal securities laws. The Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) sets accounting standards for public pensions. It

The Uber Problem

Uber and Taxis

The so-called “ride sharing” service Uber has grown dramatically over the last few years. The company’s business model is actually quite simple: its smartphone-based app connects drivers offering rides and passengers seeking them, passengers pay mileage-based fees through credit cards that the company keeps on file, and Uber then takes a percentage of each fare