Japan Says Private Military Contractors are Government Employees

Japan Says Private Military Contractors are Government Employees

A member of the Foreign Ministry told that country’s Homeland Security Committee that the private military contractors accused in a 2016 murder are U.S. government “employees” under the terms of the 1952 Japan-U.S. Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA). The U.S. government has refused to pay damages to the victim’s survivors, claiming that the perpetrators were private contractors instead of regular …

Private Contractors and Security Clearances

Private Contractors and Security Clearances

Recent controversy regarding Afghanistan contractor pilots and their lack of security clearances will probably change some employer attitudes in this area. Read on to find out how these changes may affect you and your family. According to an Inspector General’s report, the military often uses DynCorp helicopters to ferry official visitors between Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport and points in …

Six Occupational Diseases That Often Strike Overseas Contractors

Six Occupational Diseases That Often Strike Overseas Contractors

Military contractors in places like Iraq continue to face hazards long after a particular region has been pacified. As rebuilding and reconstruction efforts commence, the risk of injury actually increases. Not only to these individuals face dangers from potential suicide bombers and gangs of militants, they also must deal with the risk of occupational diseases. These injuries arise over the …

DBA Newsletter – March 2018

CHOOSING THE RIGHT LAWYER AND ETHICAL CONCERNS A person who believes they have a cause of action under the laws of the United States has the right to hire a lawyer to represent their interests.  It is very important that you hire a lawyer that not only has the necessary experience and skills you need, but someone you can trust …

Boletín DBA – REPRESENTACIÓN LEGAL

SELECCIONANDO EL ABOGADO CORRECTO Y LAS PREOCUPACIONES ÉTICAS Una persona que crea tener una causa de acción bajo las leyes de los Estados Unidos tiene derecho a contratar a un abogado que represente sus intereses.  Es muy importante contratar un abogado que no solo tenga la experiencia y las habilidades necesarias que usted necesita, sino que sea alguien en quien …