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Defenses To Claims: The Martin v. Carpenter Defense

November 23, 2015 by Laura A. Buck, Associate

In our practice, we have observed that employees are not always forthright in describing prior injuries to prospective or current employers. Fortunately, Florida statutory and case law provides a defense to employers in such situations. The statutory support for this defense is found in Florida...

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Partner Jason Taylor in the firm’s Tallahassee office obtained an order granting final summary judgment in favor of a national corporate client in a case involving alleged violations of Florida’s Private and Public Whistleblower Acts. Plaintiff alleged her former employer terminated her 2.5...

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Partner Jason Taylor will address attendees at the third annual “Building Blocks of Employment Law,” held on December 2, 2015, in Valdosta, GA. Jason’s presentation will consist of two hour-long sessions. The first session will focus on the Fair Labor Standards Act and issues related to...

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Using Rule 60Q-6.124(5), F.A.C. to Resolve Carrier-Paid Fees

November 13, 2015 by Caitlin Beyl, Associate

Employer/Carriers strive to resolve as many outstanding carrier-paid attorney fees as possible before the unknown future of statutory fees becomes reality.  The Worker’s Compensation Bar expects the  Florida Supreme Court to release its decision on the constitutionality of Florida’s statutory...

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NLRB Takes on Nationwide Hospital Chain

November 2, 2015 by Jason C. Taylor, Partner

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is proceeding against the parent company of a nation-wide chain of hospitals to oppose what it claims are unfair labor practices including alleged overbroad rules and unwillingness to negotiate with employees’ representatives. The complaint includes 29...

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McConnaughhay, Coonrod, Pope, Weaver, Stern & Thomas P.A. is proud to announce Jason Taylor received an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. Jason is a partner in our Tallahassee Office. Jason was given an AV rating from his peers, which means that he was deemed...

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McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope, Weaver, Stern & Thomas P.A. is proud to announce Taysha L. Carmody Managing Partner of the firm's Ft. Lauderdale office has received an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. Taysha was given an AV rating from her peers, which...

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Comp Conference 2015 Notes

September 14, 2015 by Sean O'Connor, Partner

McConnaughhay Duffy attorneys were very active during the 70th Annual Workers' Compensation Educational Conference, held August 23 through 26, 2015. From the E. Earle Zehmer Moot Court Competition on Sunday through the Multi-State presentation on Wednesday, many familiar names, and voices, could be...

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