So a monkey, a parrot and a pot-belly pig all get on a plane. It’s not the start of a joke, it is the expanded policy for emotional support pets for domestic air carriers. In 2003, the Department of Transportation (DOT) allowed even more types of pets to qualify as a reasonable disability accommodation on airplanes to provide emotional support for their owners.
As we reported to you on July 10, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts rejected the argument that federal labor law preempted Massachusetts’ new Earned Sick Time Law, dismissing a lawsuit seeking a contrary finding.
As we recently reported to you, a United States District Court in Texas blocked implementation of the new federal overtime rule. That decision is now on appeal on an expedited basis to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.