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The Medicare Secondary Payer Program and Recent Statutory Changes Effective July 1, 2009: The Days in Which Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Can Ignore Medicare’s Interests Have Ended

May, 2009

MSP amendment makes it impossible to disregard Medicare’s interests in the resolution of workers’ compensation claims. View pdf The above publication is saved in PDF format. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this document.

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Restrictive Covenants in Maryland

February, 2009

Under Maryland law, a restrictive covenant will not be enforceable unless it constitutes a reasonable restraint. Uncertainty regarding the enforceability of restrictive covenants creates a quagmire for both employers and employees. 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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The Employee Free Choice Act – Redux

January, 2009 | By Donald F. Burke

New companion bills placed in the Congressional hopper, designated as H.R. 1409 and S. 560, constitute an amendment to the National Labor Relations Act, designated the Employee Free Choice Act of 2009 (EFCA). 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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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…

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