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- Suing Owners of Vessels and Limited Liability
Provided by: Forrest & Kolodny, LLP
Under the Jones Act, an individual who suffers injuries while working at sea is entitled to sue the employer and owner of the vessel for injuries that are the result of negligence. The individual working at sea is called a “seaman” and individuals who are crew members to captains of vessels fall into this category. Even part-time seamen who spend 30 percent of their time at sea qualify under the act. There are multiple ways where vessel owners will try to limit their liability.
- Minimum Wage Changes in the Republic of Panama
Provided by: Pardini & Associates
By means of executive decree No. 182 of December 30th of 2013, President Martinelli´s approved the new minimum wage that will enter into effect as of January 1, 2014
- What a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Do for You After a Hit and Run Accident
Provided by: Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh
Hit and run accidents are particularly brutal and traumatic. They create many problems afterwards especially if the driver cannot be found. You could be left pleading with an insurance company for just a small amount of compensation. This is why you need to contact a lawyer right away. A personal injury attorney can do many things for you after a hit and run accident.
- Hong Kong is an Ideal Place for Investment despite the Unbounded EC Tax Haven Blacklist
Provided by: Masson de Morfontaine
Hong Kong was named among the thirty uncooperative tax jurisdictions in the European Commission’s (“EC”) tax haven blacklist released on June 17, 2015. The tax jurisdictions on the aforesaid list had been flagged up by ten or more European Union member states. Six of the thirty countries blacklisted are former British territories. Countries notable by their absences include Jersey, Luxembourg and Switzerland, whose secretive tax system are well-known to the world.
- Can I Sue My Spouse?
Provided by: HG.org
In some circumstances, one spouse may consider suing his or her spouse for particularly egregious conduct. However, whether the spouse can bring a viable claim against his or her spouse depends on the nature of the behavior, the nature of the relationship, state law and the particular circumstances involved.
- Construction Industry in the UK Lost 1.1 Billion
Provided by: Levi Solicitors LLP
Propelled by the government’s investment in property, the construction industry is a leading section for the UK economy. In an industry where workers rely upon pneumatic tools, heavy duty machinery and other high-risk tasks, it is surprising that 40% of construction sites failed health and safety checks last year.
- International and Domestic Law
Provided by: Youssry Saleh Law Firm
With globalization and recent reshaping of the global landscape the paradigm shifted, and the international law moved away from its classical definition of regulating relations between nations and extended well beyond regulation of ‘the conduct of states toward their own citizens’.
- Am I Being Subjected to a Hostile Work Environment?
Provided by: HG.org
When individuals hear the phrase “hostile work environment,” they may think that this means that a supervisor or owner of a business curses, hurls things at the wall or is intimating to employees. However, in legal terms, this is not the case. Instead, specific legal criteria must be met for a work environment to meet this legal threshold.
- Did Supervisor Manufacture Reasons to Fire Middle-Eastern Staffer?
Provided by: Murphy Law Group, LLC
Man told to ‘go work at 7-11 with your own kind’
- Asbestos Continues to Enter U.S. Ports
Provided by: Shein Law Center, Ltd.
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) Action Fund recently released an analysis of federal trade data that more than eight million pounds of asbestos have entered U.S. ports since 2006.