Monthly Archives: September 2015

In regulatory news:

OSHA is extending the deadline for submitting comments on the proposed rule that clarifies an employer’s continuing obligation to make and maintain an accurate record of each recordable injury and illness.

General Cross Offers Rousing Keynote at MASI Conference, Urges Crowd to Reconsider American Values Behind “Business Ethics”

Educational sessions began for the annual Fall Mississippi Association of Self-Insurers (MASI) conference on Thursday. After an employer-focused re-hashing of the Affordable Care Act delivered by Chris Goff of the Employers Health Coalition of Ohio, retired General Harold A. Cross took the stage for the keynote address. His theme, “Doing Business with the American Spirit” was not just a celebration of entrepreneurship, but also a reminder of the forces behind government and community that allow entrepreneurship to be an enduring American trademark.

In local news:

A trustee council made up of state and federal officials overseeing ecological restoration from the BP oil spill has approved using $134 million provided by the company’s settlement for ten projects.

In legal news:

The children of a man killed in an unwitnessed accident while working for Georgia Pacific in Port Hudson will receive workers’ comp death benefits, after the First Circuit determined that he was not impaired during the accident.

Keogh Cox Re-Brands with Focus on “The Right Ingredients”

Keogh Cox (formerly Keogh, Cox and Wilson) a mid-sized law firm based in Baton Rouge, recently unveiled a bold re-branding strategy that stands in stark contrast both to the firm’s previous look and to the marketing efforts of legal teams in general. Given the magnitude of the leap, Louisiana Comp Blog took a deeper look at what went into the process with the partners who drove the change and the marketing firm that enacted the vision.

In neighboring news:

The U.S. Department of Labor has reported that Houston-based Halliburton has agreed to pay $18,293,557 to 1,016 employees nationwide after the company was caught misclassifying workers.