Labor & Employment Article Archives

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…

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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 other things, eligible employees 12 weeks of leave in a 12 month period when the leave is needed due to the employee’s own “serious health condition” or to care for a family member with a “serious health condition.”.

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Legal Risks To The Employer In The Electronic Workplace And How To Avoid Them

March, 2002 | By Donald F. Burke

(Labor & Employment Newsletter – 2002) While there are both federal and Maryland laws which address privacy there are few which explicitly address privacy rights in today’s complex and sophisticated electronic workplace. 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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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…

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