Disability-Related Inquiries And Medical Exams: Recent Developments

July 2003

As is generally the case, the Maryland Workers' Compensation Act does not prohibit inquiries into a job applicant's or employee´s medical or compensation claim history. However, under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq. (ADA), an employer is strictly proscribed in conducting disability-related inquiries and medical examinations of employees and applicants. The most significant recent development in this area…

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Recent National Labor Relations Board Developments:

February 2003

(Labor & Employment Newsletter - 2003) While most employees who are not under union contracts are employed "at will," and may be terminated for any reason or no reason so long as the reason is not based on their protected status (age, race, gender, etc.), they may also be protected from firing by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). View Article The above publication is…

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Department of Homeland Security Will Soon Transform The INS

January 2003

In an effort to "meet the emerging threats of terrorism in the 21st century," on November 26th, President Bush signed into law the bill to create the Department of Homeland Security ("The Department"), a Federal "superagency" that will combine 22 separate existing federal agencies. According to President Bush, this legislation is "the most extensive reorganization of the Federal Government since the 1940s." The Homeland Security…

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