Department of Labor

Obama Pushes for Paid Leave Policies for Workers

President tries to push Congress towards more generous paid sick leave for all American workers.

Analyzing a Universal Basic Income

Is a universal basic income better than unemployment insurance?

Legislative Changes May Improve the Black Lung Benefits Program

Potential legislation would give coal miners greater access to medical evidence and legal counsel.

Supreme Court Regulatory Cases to Watch

In its upcoming term, Supreme Court will decide key regulatory issues.

Achieving Procedural Fairness in Black Lung Benefits Hearings

Black lung disease is increasing, but fewer miners can successfully claim benefits.

Regulating by Reference

The Regulatory Review features an examination of “incorporation by reference” by legal experts on regulation and administrative law.

We the People of the Internet

White House website collects and responds to public petitions.

TARP Overseer Describes “Lost Opportunity” to Increase Small Business Lending

Report blames regulators’ lack of sufficient oversight in reviewing loan applications.

Draft Bill Would Limit EPA Rulemaking Power

Proposal would require Energy Department to review EPA regulations costing more than $1 billion.

Updating OSHA Inspection Policies

Using predictive targeting could better identify firms with the biggest risks to workers.

Defense Department Amends Rules to “Match Reality” for Women in Combat

Rule restricting women’s role in direct combat will be formally lifted.

Regulatory News: Year in Review

We feature our top news posts from 2012.