Archive for August 21, 2013
With the advance of the internet, more and more parts of the corporate world are turning to the capabilities of the internet to fulfill their business obligations. For example, internet marketing has become an extremely important piece of the modern marketing strategy, and one of the more prominent internet marketing strategies involves the use of an SEO service company.
When a company or business wants to improve its ranking on search engine results pages, they will enlist an SEO service firm to optimize and provide content, which will improve the ranking of the company that hired them, thus improving the ranking of that company on search engines.
While most Americans are familiar with the concept of workers’ compensation, there is one industry that it doesn’t cover. Seamen and other maritime workers are covered under completely different laws including the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act, and the Defense Base Act.
The Merchant Marine Act of 1920
Aptly named, the Merchant Marine Act was adopted in June 1920 and formalized the rights of seamen. Specifically, it allows injured sailors to make claims and collect from their employers for the negligence of the ship owner, captain, or fellow crew members. Because of the institution of the Jones Act, section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act, only workers who spend more than 30 percent of their time in the service of vessels on navigable waters ar