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Survey Article


This Article surveys the 1994 decisions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit that impacted on the areas of traditional labor law. This Article specifically addresses decisions by the Eleventh Circuit under the National Labor Relations Act ("NLRA7), the Labor Management Relations Act ("LMRA"), the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 ("FLSA7), the Occupational Safety and Hazard Act ("OSHA), and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA7).

Given the volume of cases decided by the Eleventh Circuit in the area of traditional labor law this past survey year, this Article does not address every case. It does attempt, however, to address the noteworthy decisions issued by the Eleventh Circuit in 1994. As in years past, this survey year the Eleventh Circuit considered several cases covering a wide variety of issues. The majority of cases revisited old rules and attempted to clarify their use through the facts presently before the court. Some cases, however, addressed new issues and broke new ground in the area of traditional labor law.