Earlier this month, a New York district court judge struck down portions of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) final rule implementing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
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The case was filed by the state of New York under the Administrative Procedure Act, which governs the process by which federal agencies develop and issue regulations. Rejecting the DOL’s bid to dismiss the claims, the district court vacated (or tossed out) four separate provisions of the final rule on the grounds they exceeded the agency’s authority under the statute.
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