Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience.
My local human resources officer denied my LQA when I transitioned from a contractor to a federal employee after it was offered and promised to me. Should I have an attorney look over my case?
Living quarters allowance or LQA entitlement is based on Department of State regulation and generally designed to enhance the recruitment of U.S. citizens to work overseas. Whether you qualify depends on whether you meet the Department of State’s rules. Check them out and make your case to human resources.
Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw, Bransford & Roth, PC.
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