During our President’s first term he signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, which changed the statute of limitations for equal-pay gender discrimination lawsuits, in favor of employees. Full Story
Obama’s Second Term and the Law
President Obama Advocates ‘Seizing the Moment’ To Pass Immigration Reform, Legislators Across the Aisle Take Notice
In his first news conference since winning re-election, President Obama signaled that a comprehensive immigration reform bill will likely be introduced early next year and will address key issues such as border security, enforcement of laws prohibiting the employment of undocumented workers, and the fate of the estimated 11 million people who currently reside in the United States without legal status. Full Story
Fret not, internet rights activists. We shouldn’t expect to see the über-controversial Stop Online Piracy Act or Protect IP Act back anytime soon. As Looper Reed attorney Travis Crabtree—author on the eMedia Law Insider—explains in our interview, President Barack Obama plans to veto any such bill and there are no plans for either to return in their previous forms. Also, while Obama may not take too much action upholding the rights of internet users over the next four years, that doesn’t mean we can’t expect other governmental agencies to do the same. Full Story
Right there with employment, privacy law stands as one of the most interesting and most-discussed areas of law during President Barack Obama’s first term in office. Though we saw a lot of action, not all of it is attributable to the President, and the same may hold true during Obama’s second term. Joining me now to offer his thoughts on what the realm of privacy law will look like over the coming years—at both the federal and state level—is the Chair of Littler‘s Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group, Philip Gordon, author on their Workplace Privacy Counsel blog. Full Story
In the wake of last week’s re-election of President Obama and a Republican House majority, Americans are left with many questions: What is this “fiscal cliff” I keep hearing about? What are my responsibilities under Obamacare? Is there really a possibility of comprehensive immigration reform?
Obama Reelected: the Department of Labor Wants to Know if You Are Taking Steps to Comply with Healthcare Reform
With the reelection of President Obama, it is clear that employers should be preparing to comply with all of the applicable provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (the “Affordable Care Act”).
If Election 2012 showed us anything, it’s that immigration is a monumental issue for both parties to take on. In looking at the demographics that supported Obama and their reasons for doing so, some have looked at the his victory as a mandate for serious immigration reform. At the same time, it’s become the GOP most alter their stance on immigration if they’re going to appeal to a rapidly changing electorate. Joining me to discuss both these issues is Seyfarth Shaw attorney Angelo Paparelli, author of Nation of Immigrators. Full Story
The 2012 elections are over. And it is time to assess the implications for privacy and cybersecurity in Washington and beyond. With the continuation of a divided government – a Democrat in the White House, Republicans in control of the House, and Democrats in control of the Senate – for the next two years, many think the country in general is in for “more of the same” when it comes to politics, public policy and lawmaking.
The caramelizing of the American electorate manifested itself last Tuesday in sweet, polychromatic splendor. Clearly, American voters — especially the youth vote, and ethnic communities of Hispanic and Asian-Pacific origin – chose “leaders who are likely to welcome rather than reject our nation’s courageous and deserving immigrants.”
The immense decades-long influence that comes with appointing new Supreme Court justices seems to be one of the more-forgotten stakes in this year’s election. With President Barack Obama earning a second term, he may stand to shape makeup of the Supreme Court for years to come. Joining me now to explain how things might change and issues they could look at is Sedgwick‘s Kirk Jenkins, author on The Appellate Strategist. Full Story