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Who Is an "Employee": Construction Workers, Dock Workers, and Specialty Occupations

Coverage Generally: "Situs," "Status," and Who is an "Employee"? As originally enacted in 1927, the LHWCA ( 33 U.S.C.S. § 901 et seq.) sought to compensate for the states' constitutional inability to provide remedies for employment injuries occurring on navigable...

Board Clarifies Procedures in Defense Base Act Cases Where the Insurance Carrier May Be Entitled to War Hazards Compensation Act Reimbursement

By Mark A. Reinhalter, Counsel for Longshore, Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C. The unprecedented degree of private contracting that accompanied the military interventions in Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003 dramatically increased the significance of the Defense...