Monthly Archives: November 2016

In national news:

A federal judge in Texas has issued a nationwide junction blocking the Department of Labor’s rule requiring overtime pay for more than 4 million new workers.

In continuing news:

NCCI says that the recent Florida Supreme Court decision in Castellanos has caused workers’ compensation attorney fees to increase 22 percent in the state.

In local news:

Four workers injured in a deadly 2013 petrochemical plant explosion in south Louisiana have been awarded a total of $16 million by a jury.

In medical news:

The U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy released a new report addressing substance abuse in America, singling out opioids and the fact that only 1 in 10 people with a diagnosable substance use disorder has access to treatment.

In regulatory news:

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a new report to Congress that provides insight into the data the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services used to calculate and substantiate its threshold figures.