Lord Quoted on Unemployment Reform

22 May 2011 Orlando Sentinel News

Foley Partner Jack Lord was quoted in an article that appeared in the Orlando Sentinel on May 22, 2011 titled "It may get easier for employers to challenge jobless claims." Lord discusses a sweeping unemployment reform bill in Florida which frames eligibility as a status to be debated by employer and employee, potentially allowing employers to deny benefits to former employees who were fired for poor workplace conduct. He notes that as early as 1943, the state Supreme Court wrote that provisions of the unemployment laws should be liberally interpreted and construed, meaning that workers could be fired for poor performance and still retain jobless benefits.

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