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Arm's-Length Intimacy: Employment As Relationship

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Washington University Journal of Law & Policy


This Essay presents the importance of reconceptualizing employment as a relationship regarding money and love. It discusses the work law that ignores the realities of interdependence and mutual investment, commitment to a model of employment as an arm's length, and impersonal cash-for-labor transactions. Furthermore, the law draws distinctions between relationships, transaction, and on justifying the differential legal regime.