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Department of Labor Resources on Longshore Claims

The Department of Labor can be contacted by email DLHWC-Public@dol.gov.

The Department of Labor (DLHWC) is located at Frances Perkins Building, Room C-4315, 200 Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC 20210. Phone: (202) 693-0038 Fax: (202) 693-1380

The Department of Labor's website provides an employment law guide on Longshore claims. The guide has details on who is covered, basic provisions & requirements, employee rights, compliance assistance available, penalties & sanctions and relation to state, local and other federal laws. It is offered as a public resource and can be accessed online at www.dol.gov

The Longshore Industry Notice is a document that is issued by the Department of Labor typically to Longshore's business partners and/or clients and provides guidance, instruction, and/or information relevant to the application of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act. The latest notice is Notice No. 125 issued on 9/17/2008. This notice and all earlier notices can be accessed online at www.dol.gov

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