Monthly Archives: February 2016

Guest Post: Gregory J. Hubachek on Solving Louisiana’s Revenue Crisis by Targeting Misclassification

Gregory Hubachek, of Workers’ Compensation LLC, a law firm representing injured workers, has practiced in the field of workers’ compensation for over two decades and served on the Governor’s Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council since 2009, as well as providing educational presentations for a variety of organizations including LABI, the OWC, and the Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group. In this guest post, Hubachek and D. Kirkhoff Brainard sound off on how Louisiana can remedy its current budget woes by enforcing existing employment laws, and why dedicating resources to the Louisiana Workforce Commission to that end is so vitally important.

In local news:

AMERISAFE announced that Kathryn H. Shirley has been promoted to Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary and Vincent J. Gagliano has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, effective March 1, 2016.

In industry news:

Sedgwick has established the Sedgwick Institute, “an interdisciplinary community of thought leaders dedicated to elevating the dialogue around issues affecting the risk and benefits industry.”

In regulatory news:

Retaliation complaints submitted to the EEOC increased by nearly five percent in 2015 to a full 45 percent of total submissions.

In national news:

The rise of the “gig economy” may have been overstated, if the latest research from the JP Morgan Chase Institute is to be believed.

In local news:

Mississippi Business Journal interviewed Baton Rouge-based LUBA Workers’ Comp CEO David Bondy about the company’s expansion into that state and planned expansion into Texas.

In regulatory news:

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced the appointment of 15 members and a special agency liaison to the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health.