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work product

Material prepared in anticipation of litigation. Generally, work product is privileged, meaning it is exempt from discovery. However, there are exceptions. Work product is divided into two categories: ordinary and opinion. Ordinary work product is the...

Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act)

Federal statute requiring employers to give notice to workers when plants close and there are mass layoffs.

Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)

The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) was a bill passed in 1988 that required certain employers to notify employees and officials when laying off large numbers of employees. WARN first addressed layoffs resulting from...

workers compensation

Overview

Workers' compensation laws protect people who become injured or disabled while working at their jobs. The laws provide the injured workers with fixed monetary awards, in an attempt to eliminate the need for litigation. These laws also...

workers' compensation

See: workers’ compensation

[Last updated in September of 2021 by the Wex Definitions Team]

workers' compensation acts

See: workers’ compensation

[Last updated in September of 2021 by the Wex Definitions Team]

workmen's compensation

See: Workers’ compensation

[Last updated in September of 2021 by the Wex Definitions Team]

workout

Workout is an arrangement negotiated between a debtor and creditor to take care of a debt, by paying it off or through loan forgiveness. A workout agreement is a mutual agreement entered into by a borrower and a lender to reschedule the terms...

workplace safety

Workplace Safety: An Overview

Workplace safety and health laws establish regulations designed to eliminate personal injuries and illnesses from occurring in the workplace. The laws consist primarily of federal and state statutes. Federal laws and...

World Court

The World Court is the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN). It was established in 1945 by the UN’s Charter, and it’s the only organ of the UN not located in New York City. Its seat is...

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