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The trial and appellate courts within the Eleventh Circuit handed down a number of important opinions affecting labor and employment law during the survey period of January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009. These included a ruling on a question of first impression in the Eleventh Circuit regarding whether harassment claims are cognizable under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) and notable decisions involving the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).