Monday Morning Regulatory Review: Open Internet Randomness to the Courthouse; State / Local Internet Preemption; Immigration Executive Action Litigation VI; Same-Sex FMLA Injunction

Monday Morning Regulatory Review: Open Internet Randomness to the Courthouse; State / Local Internet Preemption; Immigration Executive Action Litigation VI; Same-Sex FMLA Injunction

Litigation and agency responses dominate last week’s regulatory practice. Two different protective petitions for review of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC)’s open internet / net neutrality / net utility final rules were filed with the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the Fifth Circuit, and a State challenged the FCC’s preemption of State laws limiting political subdivisions’ authority to provide internet services outside their geographic boundaries in the Sixth Circuit.

BREAKING: FMLA Rule On Same-sex Couples On Hold for Now

By | Employment & Labor Insider | March 27, 2015
BREAKING: FMLA Rule On Same-sex Couples On Hold for Now

The new rule defining “spouse” for purposes of leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act was set to take effect today. But a federal judge in Texas yesterday temporarily blocked the rule from going into effect after attorneys general in several states that do not recognize same-sex marriage challenged it.

Qué Parejas Del Mismo Sexo Cubre La FMLA: Dónde Te Casaste, No Dónde Vives

Qué Parejas Del Mismo Sexo Cubre La FMLA: Dónde Te Casaste, No Dónde Vives

Comenzando el 27 de marzo de 2015, la definición de “cónyuge” de la Ley de Licencia Médica y Familiar (“FMLA”) se va a ampliar para incluir al empleado que sea elegible de acuerdo con dicha ley que esté casado en legítimo matrimonio o unión de hecho entre personas del mismo sexo, incluso aunque el matrimonio no esté reconocido en el estado en el cual el empleado viva o trabaje.