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Who can rely on the Jones Act at work?

If you're working on the water, you may be concerned about the lack of security for your situation compared to dry land. Fortunately, most workers at sea do not have to worry about a lack of workers' compensation benefits if they are injured. The Jones Act often picks up where state labor laws drop off.

Don't let your rights under the Jones Act slip by

If you've been working on a fishing trawler or some other type of commercial fishing vessel at sea, you don't have to be told that your work is dangerous. According to recent reports, the only job in the United States more dangerous than working as a fisherman is logging.

Judge awards millions to injured Louisiana maritime worker

A Louisiana court recently heard and adjudicated an interesting case involving maritime law and the Jones Act. It is of particular interest because, while the plaintiff was awarded a seven-figure settlement, his Jones Act portion of the claim was denied.

Southeast Louisiana ranks first among Jones Act job regions

A report recently released by the Transportation Institute captures how Louisiana's first district is the leading area for Jones Act jobs in the entire United States. There are some 33,590 individuals employed in these maritime roles in the southeastern Louisiana region.

Waiver for Jones Act sent to desk of the President

A waiver for the Jones Act has cleared hurdle No. 1 and is now being sent to the desk of President Donald Trump for final approval. The waiver, which was approved by the United States House of Representatives on Nov. 27 via voice vote, is known as the Coast Guard Authorization Act. This came just two weeks after changes were made to the bill by the United States Senate when approved in that chamber.

Plans for Jones Act-compliant wind farm service ships announced

This spring, Aeolus Energy Group, an American wind tower services company, announced that it plans to enter the U.S. offshore wind market with a fleet of American-made ships. Now the company, which maintains onshore wind turbines, says it will be partnering with Ulstein, a Norwegian shipbuilder, on the first Jones Act-compliant vessel to provide offshore wind services.

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