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Survey Article


This Article surveys the 1996 decisions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in which the court addressed issues in the areas of traditional labor law. This Article specifically discusses decisions by the Eleventh Circuit under the Labor Management Relations Act of 1947 ("LMRA") the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 ("FLSA"), the Occupational Safety and Hazard Act of 1970 ("OSHA"), and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA").

In this survey year, the Eleventh Circuit decided several cases involving these traditional areas of labor law. Due to the volume of cases, this Article does not attempt to address all the cases decided by the Eleventh Circuit on these issues; rather, this Article attempts to point out the more noteworthy decisions issued by the court in 1996 to assist the general practitioner in the handling of these types of claims.