Alan Brackett selected for New Orleans CityBusiness 2018 Leadership in Law

Member, Alan G. Brackett, has been selected as an honoree for the New Orleans CityBusiness 2018 Leadership in Law class, which recognizes 50 area... More

Benefits Review Board To Enforce Attorney Fee Petition Deadline

The Clerk of the Benefits Review Board (BRB) has issued a notice to the community that the Board has reviewed its policy concerning handling... More

Punitive Damages Not Available For Failure To Pay Maintenance & Cure

In a case of first impression, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington has held that punitive damages for the... More

Death on Platform in State Waters May Be Within OCSLA Jurisdiction

A worker was killed on a platform located in Louisiana state waters when a pressurized valve blew, striking him in the head. The platform... More

Same Sex Spouse Can Recover Under DOHSA

In what appears to be a case of first impression, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida has held a same... More

Longshore Act Penalties Increased For 2017

The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment And Improvements Act of 2015 requires the Department of Labor to annually adjust its civil monetary penalty levels... More

OWCP Announces Staff Changes

On November 16th, OWCP announced that effective November 27, 2016, there will be a change in leadership in the Divisions of Longshore and Harbor... More

Loyola Holds Day With the DOL Program

Loyola Law School, in cooperation with the United States Department of Labor, will hold its Day With the DOL program on Friday, October 14,... More

New LHWCA Compensation Rates Announced

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has determined the national average weekly wage to be $718.24, a 2.17% increase over the current NAWW of $703.00.... More

Veteran District Director Announces Retirement

Richard V. Robilotti, District Director for the Second Compensation District, announced his retirement from the United States Department of Labor effective October 31, 2016.... More