Monthly Archives: June 2010

Labor Department to Equalize Family Leave Rights for Gay Employees

The US Labor Department plans to update regulations related to the family medical leave act (FMLA) that would extend those rights to gay employees. The FMLA allows employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave every year to…

Judge Overturns Government’s Temporary Ban on Deepwater Drilling

A federal judge overturned the Interior Department’s temporary ban on deepwater drilling for oil, saying it was rash decision based on the current disaster. The judge reasoned that "If some drilling equipment parts are flawed, is it rational to say…

Are New Internet Privacy Laws on the Horizon?

Post by Randall Ryder The House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet has completed a draft of legislation that would outline new parameters on internet privacy. Internet privacy is a hot topic right now, given the recent uproar surrounding Facebook’s…