Yelena Zaslavskaya, Senior Attorney for Longshore, OALJ, posted a great article on LexisNexis’ Workers’ Compensation Law Community entitled “Compensation Orders in Litigated LHWCA Claims: What the ALJs and the Parties Should Know.” The article thoughtfully explores when, how, and why administrative law judges shall issue compensation orders awarding or denying benefits. Really…this is an article to read, digest, and reread.
And if that wasn’t enough, LexisNexis published the new update from the Benefits Review Board. The update addresses jurisdiction, average weekly wages after the Southern District of Texas vacated K.S. [Simons] v. Service Employees Int’l, Inc., and Service Employees Int’l, Inc. v. Director, OWCP, and the War Hazards Compensation Act.
(Note: I originally published this post on Navigable Waters: A Maritime, Longshore and Defense Base Act Blog.)