Layering Administrative Law and Basic Contract Principles: Analyzing the Waiver of FMLA Claims in Severance Agreements (Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993)

Layering Administrative Law and Basic Contract Principles: Analyzing the Waiver of FMLA Claims in Severance Agreements (Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993)

I. INTRODUCTION Employee termination and severance package negotiation are a reality of daily corporate life. According to the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics, in June 2006 alone corporate employers took 1097 “mass layoff actions,” defined as layoffs of fifty or more workers, involving a total of 119,662 employees.(1) Many of the discharged […]

Implementation of the Mental Health Care Act (2002) at District Hospitals in South Africa: Translating Principles Into Practice (Original Articles)

Implementation of the Mental Health Care Act (2002) at District Hospitals in South Africa: Translating Principles Into Practice (Original Articles)

Legislation prior to 2002 tended to reinforce the alienation, stigmatisation and disempowerment of mentally ill patients in South Africa. In line with international developments in mental health legislation, the Mental Health Care Act (2002) was promulgated in South Africa. Its core principles–human rights for users; decentralisation and integration of mental health care at primary, secondary […]

Facts and Principles Learned at the 31st Annual Williamsburg Conference on Heart Disease (Conference News)

Facts and Principles Learned at the 31st Annual Williamsburg Conference on Heart Disease (Conference News)

The December 2003 conference on heart disease in Williamsburg, Virginia, was the 31st such conference to be held in that city and has been directed by one of us (WCR) since it began in 1972. The conference usually attracts about 200 enrollees, most of whom are repeat attendees. The conference provides 19.75 hours of continuing […]

Facts and Principles Learned at the 32nd Annual Williamsburg Conference on Heart Disease.

Facts and Principles Learned at the 32nd Annual Williamsburg Conference on Heart Disease.

The December 2004 conference on heart disease in Williamsburg, Virginia, was the 32nd such annual conference to be held in that city. The conference has been directed by one of the authors (WCR) since it began in 1972. It usually attracts about 200 enrollees, most of whom are repeat attendees. The conference provides 20 hours […]

Adams and Victor's Principles of Neurology 10th Edition

Adams and Victor’s Principles of Neurology 10th Edition

The gold-standard text that has defined neurology – updated for today’s practice in full color The definitive text on the full-spectrum of neurology for decades, Adams and Victor’s provides the treatment and management strategies needed to confidently handle both common and rare neurologic conditions. Written in a clear, consistent tone, this classic resource will meet […]

Barriers to Integrating Crisis Standards of Care Principles Into International Disaster Response Plans

Barriers to Integrating Crisis Standards of Care Principles Into International Disaster Response Plans

When a nation or region prepares for public health emergencies such as a pandemic influenza, a large-scale earthquake, or any major disaster scenario in which the health system may be destroyed or stressed to its limits, it is important to describe how standards of care would change due to shortages of critical resources. At the […]