Coverage B, the secondary part of most workers’ comp policies, does not arise as often as the typical workers’ compensation claim, but when it does the stakes are high. Louisiana Comp Blog sat down with local attorney Stephen Miles of Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver in New Orleans to discuss the details of coverage B, the circumstances under which it becomes relevant, and why these cases could occupy a larger segment of the labor litigation space.
U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez is reportedly investigating PartnerSource, a company that provides “opt-out” plans to large employers in Texas and Oklahoma.
Business Insurance has opened nominations for its 2016 Women to Watch awards program.
Joe Paduda of Managed Care Matters addressed two new studies in Health Affairs that suggest hospitals are increasingly using workers’ comp as a “profit-maker.”
The Utah Supreme Court has invalidated the state’s attorney fee schedule.
The Danos and Curole Marine Contractors’ Fabrication Division issued a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification in anticipation of a mass layoff at its Morgan City facility.
VICE filmmakers Sebastian Weis and Manuel Freundt discovered that Polish shipyards (who supply many countries across Europe) are using North Korean labor en masse, after they obtained an accident report in which a North Korean laborer burned to death.
Biz New Orleans magazine held its first Biz P.O.W.E.R. conference yesterday at the Metairie Country Club. The half day event featured two keynote speakers discussing employee wellness and how it can reap benefits for organizations willing to make the commitment.
Governor Edwards signed an expansion of last year’s medical marijuana measure, which would allow patients with certain conditions access to the drug.
Senator Gatti’s SB 44 passed favorably out of the House Labor and Industrial Relations Committee meeting yesterday.