Labor & Employment Article Archives
January, 2017 | By Donald F. Burke
Whether you call it document retention policy, records management, or even document destruction policy, every employer should have one.
The first step in formulating any record retention policy is understanding the maze of federal and Maryland laws that underlie a compliant policy. In particular, employers must consider requirements pertaining to the federal and Maryland wage/hour laws, affirmative action, EEOC, Immigration, COBRA, The Family and Medical Leave Act, workers´ compensation, The Occupational Safety and Health Act, tax withholding, and New Hire Reports.
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
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.
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…
During the 2003-2004 term (October to June), the United States Supreme Court will decide several cases that have consequences for employment and labor law practices nationwide.