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work permit

The I-766 employment authorization document (EAD), commonly referred to as the work permit, is a document issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that provides temporary work authorization to noncitizens in...

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

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...

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...

world wide web (www)

The World Wide Web (WWW), often known as WWW, W3, or the Web, is the most widely used software platform on the globe. Tim Berners-Lee proposed the architecture of what became the World Wide Web. It is an information-based environment where...

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