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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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Court Changes Definition of Compensable Accident in Maryland

January 2003

On June 6, 2003, Maryland's highest court, the Court of Appeals, handed down its decision in Harris v. Howard County Board of Education. The decision dramatically changed the longstanding definition of what constitutes a compensable work-related injury, and will undoubtedly lead to more claims being covered under workers' compensation. View Article The above publication is saved in PDF format. You will need the free Adobe…

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Ten Practical Hiring Tips

September 2002

The hiring process is more perilous today than ever before. Employers must comply with a myriad of competing federal, state and local laws prohibiting discrimination, and also laws such as the Americans With Disabilities Act ("ADA") which significantly limit what health related questions an employer may ask applicants. Employers who fail to exercise due care in selecting employees risk costly lawsuits, including suits initiated by…

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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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