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Major Life Activity

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryFunctions such as caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, an individual is considered...

Managerial Employee

Pursuant to the NLRA, persons who provide managerial functions are not employees, and are therefore excluded from protection under the Act. NLRB v. Bell Aerospace Co., 416 U.S. 267 (1974).

Mass Layoff

Congress passed the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act in 1988.

The WARN Act requires employers with one hundred or more full-time employees to provide sixty days advance notice to workers....

Master

A master is an antiquated term which referred to an employer and has since been supplanted by the latter term. A master is also a party in a relationship between a master and servant, which is now primarily referred to as the employment relationship...

Master and Servant

An antiquated term which describes the employment relationship within employment law and is sometimes used in agency law. This relationship can exist, for example, between an employer and employee or an employer and an independent contractor. With...

Medical Certification

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA document an employer may require an employee to provide when taking leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The medical certification form must be completed by a health care provider and...

Mental Competence

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionarySee: competence

Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.

Mental Health

mental health law: an overview

Mental health and the law interact in numerous ways. The term "competence" signifies a legal conclusion that an individual is capable of entering into a binding contract, transferring assets, or participating in a legal...

Midwest Piping Doctrine

A policy followed by the NLRB pursuant to Midwest Piping & Supply Co., 63 N.L.R.B. 1060 (1945) marked by complete neutrality by employers in rival union situations. This doctrine was followed for the 37 years from 1945 until 1982. As a result of...

Minimum Wage

Overview Minimum wage laws establish a base level of pay that employers are required to pay certain covered employees. The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. In addition to a federal minimum wage, some states also have their own minimum...

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