The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's new guidance states that employers who allow parental leave must provide it to men and women equally.
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July 16, 2014

EEOC Announces Tougher Rules Protecting Pregnant Workers

Discrimination against female workers who might get pregnant in the future, or have been pregnant in the past, is against the law, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said this week. For the first time in 30 years, the agency has updated its rules against pregnancy discrimination.


Federal Communications Commission Chairman Thomas Wheeler.
(T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)
July 16, 2014

FCC Extending Net Neutrality Commenting Time After Site Buckles

A flood of comments about net neutrality crashed the Federal Communications Commission's commenting site on Tuesday, the original deadline for public comments on the controversial Internet proposal. But the tech problems are buying those who want to weigh in some extra time — the deadline for public commenting is now Friday at midnight.


Rod Blagojevich
(Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
July 16, 2014

Blagojevich Files New Argument In Appeal

Rod Blagojevich's lawyers have submitted an additional argument on why an appeals court in Chicago should overturn the convictions of the imprisoned former governor.


George Zimmerman, center, is directed by a Seminole County Deputy and his attorney Mark O'Mara during a court hearing Thursday April 12, 2012, in Sanford, Fla.
(Gary W. Green, Orlando Sentinel, Pool/AP)
July 15, 2014

The George Zimmerman Trial, One Year Later

George Zimmerman's trial for killing Trayvon Martin became a flashpoint for raucous, heated debates — conversations about racial profiling, gun laws, and the criminal justice system.


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