WASHINGTON — As lawsuits over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s contraception coverage mandate continue to work their way through courts across the country, federal regulators have finalized rules governing employer contraceptive coverage under the law.
WASHINGTON – New proposed regulations would impose stricter safety requirements on child care providers who receive federal funding.
WASHINGTON – The employment bar was roiled last year when the National Labor Relations Board ruled that a company policy requiring employees to keep interviews related to internal investigations confidential violated federal labor law.
But since then, the agency has been informally placing limits on that holding by issuing advice memoranda suggesting that companies can make reasonable case-by-case judgments about whether confidentiality is necessary — and attorneys have been eyeing them closely for guidance on how to advise clients.
WASHINGTON – While courts have long given deference to federal agencies’ reasonable interpretations of statutes under Chevron USA v. NRDC, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court wrestled with the open question of whether Chevron deference extends to an agency’s determination of its own statutory jurisdiction.
WASHINGTON – Legislation that would impose a single standard on how privileged information submitted to any federal agency is treated has passed both houses in Congress and is expected to be signed by President Barack Obama.
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether a court should give Chevron deference to an agency’s interpretation of its own jurisdiction.
Federal employers have reduced the time they take to process job discrimination complaints, according to a new study by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
WASHINGTON – The proposed fiscal 2013 budget released by the White House in February outlines a number of the administration’s priorities related to lawyers, from an increase in enforcement of federal employment and labor laws to more focused attention on food and drug safety and immigration enforcement.
WASHINGTON – Citing radon as a leading cause of non-smoking-related lung cancer, which leads to about 21,000 deaths each year, more than a half dozen federal agencies have joined in an effort to reduce exposure to the radioactive element.
WASHINGTON – Just hours before the U.S. government was set to shut down due to a lack of funding, Washington lawmakers agreed to a short-term budget plan Friday night, ensuring that courtrooms and agencies crucial to lawyers will remain open for business.