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Survey Article


This Article surveys the 1992 decisions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit that impacted the area of traditional labor law. More specifically, the cases addressed in this Article include noteworthy decisions under the National Labor Relations Act ("NLRA"), the Labor Management Relations Act ("LMRA"), the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 ("FLSA"), the Occupational Safety and Hazard Act ("OSHA"), and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA").

This Article does not discuss every case decided by the Eleventh Circuit addressing these federal labor laws during the survey year of 1992; also, this Article does not discuss every issue raised by the parties in the cases covered. Instead, this Article intends only to cover the major developments in the area of labor law this past year. As in years past, the Eleventh Circuit considered several cases covering a wide.variety of issues in the labor law sector. While some cases covered new ground, the majority of the cases simply revisited the old rules and attempted to clarify their use through the facts in the case presently before the court.