Category: The Law

Public Employee Retirement vs. Social Security Disability Insurance

Introduction Federal employees who suffer from a medical condition that impacts their ability to work may qualify for federal public employee disability retirement.  The federal government allows employees who are unable to work for medical reasons to retire under a disability retirement program, but it should be considered a last option to be used only…

Longshore & Harbor Workers Compensation Act vs. Jones Act

Introduction The Longshore and Harbor Workers Act (LHWCA) is a federal law that covers individuals who are injured or become diseased while working on the navigable waters of the United States or in adjoining areas. Employees at U.S. military bases overseas, employees of government contractors working outside the country in public, defense, or military projects,…