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The Statutory Foundation of Privacy In The Electronic Workplace

June 2002

(Labor & Employment Newsletter - 2002) An employee who perceives that his employer has intruded upon his reasonable expectation of privacy may sue under the common law claims of "Invasion of Privacy"/"False Light," or "Intrusion Upon Seclusion." View Article The above publication is saved in PDF format. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this document..

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New Sexual Orientation Law Protects More Than Just The Bisexual And Heterosexual Population

May 2002

Under Maryland’s "new" sexual orientation legislation, codified at Md. Code 1957, Art. 49B, employers may not, in making employment decisions, discriminate on the basis of their applicants’ or employees’ sexual orientation. The legislation broadens Maryland’s civil rights law banning discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, color, national origin, marital status, and disability to include a ban…

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Monitoring the Electronic Workplace

April 2002

Although the General Assembly has set forth by statute certain areas of private affairs which cannot be transgressed even in the context of the employment relationship, the advent of the electronic workplace has raised a veritable host of issues touching upon the realm of private affairs not addressed directly by legislation. View Article The above publication is saved in PDF format. You will need the…

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Supreme Court Finally Ends Dispute About Controversial FMLA Regulation In Favor of Management

March 2002

In Ragsdale v. Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (March 19, 2002), the Supreme Court ended the dispute over a controversial Department of Labor ("DOL") regulation that provided employers a grand total of "one or two business days" to designate an employee's leave from work as qualifying under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 ("FMLA"). The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 allows, among…

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