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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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Discrimination and the NLRB in the Workplace

February 2002

(Labor & Employment Newsletter - 2002) Allowing employees to travel the information superhighway on company time can prove to be unsafe for the employer, but placing restrictions on employees may prove to be equally unsafe for the employer. 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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Can Individual Claimants Run to the Regulatory Agency to Recover Policy Benefits Instead of to Court?

January 2002

This paper focuses on jurisdictions in which the insurance codes appear to authorize insurance commissioners to order payment of policy benefits to an individual insured as a result of a determination that the insurer has violated the Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act. 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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Indoor Air Quality: Is It An Issue For Architects?

September 2001

The purpose of this paper is to describe the nature and scope of indoor air quality issues facing architects in sick building cases. While no ironclad device is likely to emerge to suit every project, this paper will also suggest some strategies architects might use to reduce their potential exposure to claims arising from such cases.

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