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R. Scott Oswald Elected President Of MWELA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - R. Scott Oswald , managing principal of The Employment Law Group law firm, has been elected to serve as the 2011-2012 president of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA). MWELA is the 300-lawyer Washington, D.C., metropolitan area affiliate of the National...

High Court Hears Arguments On States' Immunity To Family, Medical Leave Claims

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) abrogates states' immunity from suits by citizens seeking monetary relief from the states, the attorney for a former Maryland Court of Appeals employee argued Jan. 11 before the U.S. Supreme Court ( Daniel Coleman v. Court...

U.S. High Court Majority Upholds State's Immunity From Employee's Bias Suit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A state employee is blocked by sovereign immunity from recovering damages from his state employer for claims of discrimination brought under the self-care provision of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), a split U.S. Supreme Court ruled March 20, affirming a decision...