Labor & Employment Law

Richard D. Shane, Teachers as Sexual Harassment Victims: The Inequitable Protections of Title VII In Public Schools

61 Fla. L. Rev. 355 (2009) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: In 1992, a fifth-grade girl complained to her public school teacher that the boy sitting next to her repeatedly rubbed his body against her and made sexually explicit comments to her. After school authorities ignored her repeated complaints, the student filed suit against […]

Patricia Alten, Gina: A Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Solution in Search of a Problem

61 Fla. L. Rev. 379 (2009) | | | | ABSTRACT :: “Genetic discrimination is unfair to workers and their families. It is unjustified-among other reasons, because it involves little more than medical speculation. A genetic predisposition toward cancer or heart disease does not mean the condition will develop. To address the potential use of […]

Dayna B. Royal, Take Your Gun to Work and Leave It in The Parking Lot: Why The OSH Act Does Not Preempt State Guns-At-Work Laws

61 Fla. L. Rev. 475 (2009) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Two robbers entered an Alabama restaurant and forced customers and employees into a walk-in refrigerator at gunpoint. Fortunately, one of the customers, legally armed with his own pistol, shot the robbers before any hostage was injured. In New York City, a fifty-six year-old […]

Sapna Kumar, The Other Patent Agency: Congressional Regulation of the ITC

61 Fla. L. Rev. 529 (2009) | | | | ABSTRACT :: The United States International Trade Commission has recently experienced a dramatic increase in patent infringement investigations under § 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930. In fact, the number of patent enforcement actions submitted to the ITC has nearly doubled in the last […]

J.C. Van Lierop III, Post-9/11 Army Disability Decisions: Reinforcing Administrative Law Principles in Fitness and Disability Rating Determinations

61 Fla. L. Rev. 639 (2009) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Counter-Intuitive Trends in an Army at War “[T]o care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan . . . .” -Abraham Lincoln The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 catalyzed two wars in Afghanistan and […]

Brent J. Horton, In Defence of Private-Label Mortgage-Backed Securities

61 Fla. L. Rev. 827 (2009) | | | | ABSTRACT :: The House Financial Services Committee recently concluded that lack of regulation of private-label mortgage-backed securities (MBS) is to blame for the unsustainable housing bubble that peaked in mid-2006-and consequentially, the economic crisis that ensued when the bubble burst. It is true that the […]