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William E. Parsons IV

William Parsons’s Legal Guides

22 total

  • Equitable Tolling & The FLSA

    Time is not on your side in FLSA cases. Unlike most class cases, where the statute of limitations is tolled for the class upon filing, in FLSA collective actions the clock continues to run against all potential class members until they opt into the case. For this reason, it is im...

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  • Long Term Disability Discovery & Depositions

    My clients with long term disability insurance (LTDI) claims that are governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) often are surprised by the lack of legal options available to them. For example, most ERISA based LTDI claims are not decided at a trial. ...

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  • What If My Work Injury Causes a Loss of Earning Capacity?

    If you are injured at work and this injury permanently prevents you from earning as much as you did prior to the injury, you have two potential remedies. First, if your permanent restrictions prevent you from earning at least 90% of your pre-disability wages, you may seek to be r...

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  • Can Employers Moot FLSA Collective Actions by Buying off Named Plaintiffs?

    Employees who file suit against their employer for unpaid overtime or minimum wages are permitted to bring the suit on their own behalfandon behalf of similarly situated individuals. However, the group cannot proceed together against their employer until a showing has been made t...

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  • MENTAL HEALTH CLAIMS FOR LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE – FOUR THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW.

    Sometimes it is not a physical illness that prevents you from working. Mental health issues can become so severe that they completely interfere with your ability to function. Depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder all can prevent you from doing ...

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  • CAN I RECEIVE OTHER BENEFITS WHILE RECEIVING LONG TERM DISABILITY BENEFITS?

    Yes. Your long term disability insurance (LTDI) benefits provide you with a percentage of your income while you are unable to work. You may, however, also be entitled to other benefits, and often it makes sense to apply for all available benefits. If your disability arose out of ...

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  • CAN MY LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE COMPANY MAKE ME APPLY FOR SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS?

    Yes. Most long term disability insurance (LTDI) policies contain language that require participants who are receiving LTDI benefits to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. LTDI companies want you to apply for SSDI benefits because, if you receive SSDI b...

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  • Wisconsin Federal Court Holds That Employees Cannot Waive Right to Collectively Assert Wage Rights

    Can your employer ask you to give up your right to bring a claim for wages with other employees? The answer is no, according to the federal court in Madison. InHerrington v. Waterstone Mortgage Corp.,Judge Barbara Crabb ruled that an employer was not allowed to ask its employees ...

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  • Wisconsin State, County, and Municipal Employees Are All Covered By Worker’s Compensation Statute

    Many public employees perform difficult, even dangerous, work in the service of their communities. Police officers, CNAs, highway workers, firefighters, corrections employees, bus drivers, teachers, EMTs, water utility workers, and many other public employees perform physical wor...

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  • What Does It Mean to Settle My Worker’s Compensation Claim?

    More often than not, workers compensation claims settle without the need for a formal hearing. This guide explains the difference between "full" and "limited" settlements, and the implications of each type of settlement.

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