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Should Cruise Workers Hire an Attorney for Contract Review? Won’t Hurt!

For many people, working on a cruise ship looks like a dream. If it’s yours, then when it came true, you were likely jumping for joy and imagining all the things you’d do and the places you’d see as a part of the crew.

At the end of the day, it’s important to remember that working on a cruise ship is, well, work. With that work, you have an employment contract to review and sign.

Not everyone is familiar with an employment contract, especially when working on a cruise ship for the first time. That’s why it’s vital to take your time to look over the contract and have an attorney you trust look it over.

In the meantime, here’s

Spend Just 30 Percent of the Time on a FL Ship, You’re a Seaman

Maritime law is a highly specialized area of law that requires a vast knowledge of guidelines that not just any type of attorney knows about. A perfect example of this is The Jones Act.

Are you unfamiliar with this legislation? If so, you’re certainly not alone. This important piece of maritime federal law is vital to any seaman who works aboard a vessel.

If you work on a cruise ship, learn more about The Jones Act and who qualifies for protection and rights to personal injury claim under it.

What Is The Jones Act?

The Jones Act is a federal law that provides rights to compensation for those who have become ill or been injured while working on or in

Signs You Have a Maritime Workplace Harassment Case

Harassment can happen to anyone and in any place. To find examples, you don’t need to look any further than social media.

Celebrity Cruise captain Kate McCue runs a very successful social media campaign and recently fired back when a Tik Tok commenter suggested that a woman couldn’t effectively captain a cruise ship.

This is just one small example of harassment based on gender in the workplace, but it doesn’t simply occur online. It can occur in real life in the cruise ship workplace too.

One of the biggest hurdles people face in the workforce is understanding if they are being harassed and what to do about it. Here’s what you need to know to help you put a stop

Future Cruising May Practically Require a Maritime Law Education

The coronavirus pandemic has been notoriously hard on the cruise ship industry. To help moderate losses, many cruise lines are already pre-booking trips for the end of the summer — and  even into next year. However, many potential passengers are rightfully cautious of making any plans.

While the pandemic hit cruise lines hard, it hit people with bookings even harder. Many people lost money on tickets without refunds or exchanges. This has many legal officials contemplating  whether the entire cruise line industry should be reformed

If you’re considering booking a cruise any time soon, you should do so carefully. Consider contacting an experienced legal professional to help you navigate any contracts and other documents connected to the ticket. This is

Facing Furlough But Your Cruise Coworkers Aren’t?

The travel industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 epidemic. One of the worst-hit sectors has been the cruise industry, which has had to entirely suspend operations on top of receiving bad publicity after numerous outbreaks affected multiple vessels.

During the most recent round of stimulus funding, many areas of the travel industry got a bailout. However, according to the NY Times, the cruise industry has been completely disregarded due to tax law. Because these companies are not headquartered in the US and don’t pay taxes as US companies, they do not qualify for the stimulus package.

This has left many of the major cruise companies in a bind. Many of these businesses have furloughed workers en mass, sending

Cruise Workers’ Comp According to Maritime Law

Depending on how long you’ve worked in the cruise industry, you probably well know that working on the high seas can be just as dangerous as it is thrilling.

Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to bounce back after an injury. If you are hurt while working on a cruise ship or other maritime vessel, it won’t be long until bills start piling up. What you may not be aware of is that you may be entitled to benefits and compensation.

Multiple laws, including the Jones Act and Longshore Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), were passed to protect you and your family in the case of a work injury (or even death) on the high seas.

If you were recently injured

What Types of Claims Fall Under Maritime Law?

Many people are often surprised to learn that injuries, crimes, and wrongful deaths that occur on cruise ships are not governed by the traditional laws of the US legal system. Instead, they are governed by a unique area of the law known as maritime law.

Maritime law—otherwise known as admiralty law—is a body of laws, conventions, and treaties governing international private businesses and matters that involve ships and crimes that occur on the open water.

Maritime and admiralty law is a highly specialized area of the law, and personal injury cases that fall under maritime law can be particularly complex. Because of this, the vast majority of personal injury claims must be handled by qualified maritime attorneys experienced with the

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