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Professor Duff's Publications


Comment On Chapter 4 of The Restatement of Employment Law: Principles of Employer Liability For Tortious Harm To Employees, Employee Rts. & Emp. Pol'y J. (forthcoming 2017)

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Potential Conflicts Between State Workers’ Compensation Reform and ERISA (With James Wooten) (forthcoming 2017)

Worse than Pirates or Prussian Chancellors: A State's Authority to Opt-Out of the Quid Pro Quo, 17 Marq. Ben. & Soc. Wel. L. Rev 123 (2016). Westlaw | Hein Online

Worker’s Compensation Judicial Decisional Independence (Work in Progress).

A Hundred Years of Excellence: But Is the Past Prologue? Reflections on the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act, 87 Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly 20 (2016). Westlaw | Lexis

The Cowboy Code Meets the Smash Mouth Truth: Meditations on Worker Incivility, 117 West Virginia Law Review 961 (2015). Westlaw | Hein Online | Lexis

Alt-Labor, Secondary Boycotts, and Toward a Labor Organization Bargain, 63 Catholic University Law Review 837 (2014). Westlaw | Hein Online | Lexis

What Brady v. N.F.L. Teaches about the Devolution of Labor Law, 52 Washburn Law Journal 429 (2013). Westlaw | Lexis | Hein Online | Internet | Bepress

New Nip in the Bud: Does the Obama Board's Preemptive Strike Doctrine Enhance Tactical Employment Law Strategies?, 16 Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal 143 (2012). Westlaw | Lexis | SSRN

Of Courage, Tumult, and the Smash Mouth Truth: A Union Side Apologia, 15 Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal 521 (2011). SSRN | Westlaw | Lexis | Abstract

Union Salts as Administrative Private Attorneys General, 32 Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law 1 (2011). SSRN ǀ Westlaw ǀ Lexis | Hein Online | Bepress

Labor Injunctions in Bankruptcy: The Norris-Laguardia Firewall, 2009 Michigan State Law Review 669 (2009). SSRN ǀ Westlaw ǀ Lexis | Hein Online ǀ Bepress

Embracing Paradox: Three Problems the NLRB Must Confront to Resist Further Erosion of Labor Rights in the Expanding Immigrant Workplace, 30 Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law 133 (2009). SSRN ǀ Westlaw ǀ Lexis | Hein Online | Bepress

Days without Immigrants: Analysis and Implications of the Treatment of Immigration Rallies under the National Labor Relations Act, 85 Denver University Law Review 93 (2007). SSRN ǀ Hein Online ǀ Lexis ǀ Westlaw ǀ Bepress


Secunda, Hirsch & Duff, Labor Law: A Problem Based Approach (LexisNexis, 2012). (added as co-author for 2nd edition forthcoming 2016).

Labor, Civil Resistance, and the Rule of Law (Work in progress).

Workers Compensation, Carolina Academic Press (2013). Carolina Academic Press

Book Chapters

John L. Lewis and the United Mine Workers in The American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty, Robert S. Rycroft, Ed. (ABC-CLIO forthcoming)

The Cloak (of Authority) That Will Not Fit: The 6th Circuit Upholds the NLRB's New Pre-Recognition Negotiation Rule in The Challenge for Collective Bargaining: Proceedings of the New York University’s 65th Annual Conference on Labor, Samuel Estreicher and Michael Green, Eds. Chapter 8, (Matthew Bender 2013). Lexis Nexis

Shorter Pieces

Noe Rodriguez v Brand Dairy: Balancing Equal Protection and a State’s Economic Interest, 3 International Labor Rights Case Law 106 (2017).

Compulsory Arbitration: More Empty Preemption of State Workers’ Comp?, Tortsource, Publication of the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, Vol. 19, No. 1 at 3 (Fall 2016). Westlaw

Opt-Out and ERISA’s Empty Preemption of Workers’ Compensation (with Mark DeBofsky), TORT TRIAL & INSURANCE PRACTICE SECTION NEWSLETTER (forthcoming Fall 2016)

Workers’ Compensation Laws: No Escape from ERISA Preemption?, LexisNexis Legal Newsroom, Workers’’ Compensation Law available at (May 31, 2016).

Choppy Waters Ahead: The New Environment of Law School Scholarships, 39 Wyoming Lawyer 20 (April 2016). Westlaw

Are Workers’ Compensation “Alternative Benefit Plans” Authorized by State Opt-Out Schemes Covered by ERISA?, 45 THE BRIEF 22, A.B.A. TORT TRIAL & INSURANCE PRACTICE SECTION (Spring 2016). Westlaw | ABA

Workers’ Comp Agency Declares Oklahoma Opt-Out Statute Unconstitutional, LexisNexis Legal Newsroom, Workers Compensation Law available at (February 28, 2016).

Book Review: “Defamation Law and Social Attitudes: Ordinary Unreasonable People,” 42 International Journal of Legal Information 420 (2015). Westlaw

The Continued Relevance of the NLRA to Non-Union Workplaces under Section 7’s Mutual Aid or Protection Clause, ABA Section of Employment Litigation and Labor Relations E-Newsletter (Winter 2014). 

Terms Matter: Reflections on the Wyoming Debate Over the Teacher's "Union" and Teacher "Tenure", 34 Wyoming Lawyer 16 (April 2011). Westlaw ǀ Wyoming Lawyer

The Debt Ceiling Debate and the Constitution: A Call for Caution, JURIST- Forum, July 16, 2011, (with Benjamin Davis, Craig Jackson, and Leland Ware). Jurist

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