Lack of Implied Maintenance Contract Sinks 'Statutory Employer' Defense
Lakeland, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) – Customers expect the lights to come on when they flip the switch in their house, but does that mean the electric company has an implied contract to maintain equipment at its plants?
Not in Florida, according to the court in Tampa Electric Company v. Gansner, No. 2D19-3091 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 10/16/20), which held that while the company did have to keep its plants up and running per state regulations, there was no basis for determining that it was ...
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