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Jeffrey Novell is a litigator who focuses his practice in the area of labor and employment law with particular emphasis on workers’ compensation …

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Florida Court Declares 104-Week Limit of Temporary Benefits Unconstitutional, Reinstates 260-Week Cap

The Florida First District Court of Appeals was recently presented with a question concerning the constitutionality of the 104-week limitation on temporary indemnity benefits based on an injured worker who was not yet ready to return to work after the 104 weeks of temporary benefits, but who was not able to prove eventual permanent and total disability benefits, and therefore not entitled to indemnity benefits.  More ›

NLRB Finds Arbitration Provision Violative of NLRA

D.R. Horton, a homebuilder with operations in more than 20 states, began to require each new and current employee to execute a "Mutual Arbitration Agreement" (MAA) as a condition of employment, requiring arbitration of all claims on a individual basis, precluding them from filing joint, class or collective claims addressing their wages, hours, or other working conditions against the employer in any forum.  More ›

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