Toolbox Talk: USL&H Employee Coverage

The U.S. Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Act covers “employees,” defined as “any person engaged in maritime employment, including any longshoreman or other person engaged in longshoring operations, and any harbor-worker including a ship repairman, shipbuilder, and ship-breaker,” exempting some specific jobs. 33 U.S.C. § 902(3). The original Longshore Act only covered injuries occurring on the navigable waters of the United States to individuals working for a “maritime employer.”

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