Contract relinquishing rights to unemployment insurance?

Do I relinquish my rights to unemployment insurance based on the following paragraph in my Employer /Employee Contract?

You understand that you are giving up any rights/claims which you may have under numerous laws & regulations regulating employment such as Fair Labor Standards Act.

1 answer  |  asked Mar 25, 2003 08:28 AM [EST]  |  applies to New York

Answers (1)

David M. Lira
Waiving Statutory Rights

I am sorry, but I cannot provide an opinion as to the enforceability of a specific employment agreement because you are not a client.

However, many laws which give employees certain rights have specific provisions which say those rights cannot be waived. Your employer probably knows this.

Incidentally, the Fair Labor Standards Act has nothing to do with unemployment compensation. FLSA governs wage and hour issues, including overtime and minimum wage.

posted by David M. Lira  |  Mar 25, 2003 09:04 AM [EST]

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