Monthly Archives: January 2020

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NLRB: Federal Law Does Not Protect “Mutual Aid” Rendered by Employees to Unpaid Interns

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) protects the right of “employees” to engage in actions for their “mutual aid or protection” free from employer interference. But do those rights extend to actions designed to promote the interests of non-employee workers, such as unpaid interns? According to a recent decision from the National Labor Relations… Read More »

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Does a Separation Agreement Prevent an Employer from Suing to Recover Money Wrongfully Taken by an Ex-Employee?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Separation or severance agreements are a valuable legal tool that can protect the interests of both employers and employees when an employment relationship comes to an end. It is critical for both sides to honor their commitments under a severance agreement. As with any legal contract, a breach may lead to litigation, which can… Read More »

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How Long Do I Have to File a Jones Act Claim? Understanding the Rules Governing Injured Cruise Ship Employees

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Typically, when a Florida employee is injured on-the-job, they are entitled to receive no-fault medical and wage replacement benefits under workers’ compensation. This system also insulates the employer against a potential personal injury lawsuit from the employee. But when the employer operates a cruise ship, and the employee works on said ship, a different… Read More »

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