The 2018 Regular Legislative Session began on March 12th at noon. Most bills involving workers’ comp have not moved this session, but one HB 536 which would require a hearing from a workers’ comp judge before benefits can be cut off for a missed second medical opinion, did make it out of Committee last week.
The Louisiana House Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations will consider HB 790, a bill which makes changes to hearing loss benefits, tomorrow at 9 AM in Committee Room 5.
Twenty-four states had statistically significant over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment for the 12 months ended March 2018.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s asset-management unit, which oversees $250 billion for insurers, said an economic slowdown in the U.S. is the biggest investment risk for the industry for the first time since the financial crisis.
An attorney in Grand Prairie, Texas, was sentenced last week to 120 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $26,572,458.93 in restitution for his role in a scheme he ran along with his family members from July 2011 to September 2015.
The U.S. Department of Labor announced approximately $62 million in grants to provide employment assistance and workforce development services to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.
The New York Daily News is reporting that U.S. Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney is sticking with his plan to restructure the World Trade Center Health Program.
ReEmployAbility published its Transition2Work® Program Results Summary.
Louisiana Comp Blog’s upcoming tech conference, Spotlight on Solutions, will bring together various stakeholders in the workers’ comp industry on June 15th in New Orleans to discuss how technology is changing comp and where we’re headed in the age of endless information. Leading up to the conference, this Q&A series will allow attendees to learn more about our presenters and what they have to offer. Below, Colin Fitt, SVP of Corporate Development with Maiden Re, talks about how tech is changing the entire insurance industry.
To commemorate Workers’ Memorial Day, Mid-South OTI is offering OSHA 7115 – Lockout/Tagout at no charge.