Author Archives: Comp Blog Staff

In national news:

A new series of papers in The Lancet addresses how low back pain, a condition which affects 540 million people worldwide, is often mistreated.

In economic news:

According to new Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers, from January 2017 to January 2018, 21 states added nonfarm payroll jobs and 29 states – including Louisiana – were essentially unchanged.

In medical news:

Adapt Pharma announced the expansion of its program offering free naloxone (Narcan) nasal spray to U.S. high schools and eligible colleges and universities.

Panel Talks Attracting Local Tech Talent at 2018 LWC Labor Summit

The 2018 LWC Labor Summit in New Orleans March 21-23 is meant to bring a variety of sectors in Louisiana together to discuss issues ranging from workers’ compensation to safety to recruitment. On Wednesday, a panel of experts from tech companies with a Louisiana footprint discussed the “talent pipeline” and how the technology workforce in Louisiana can grow. Two aspects of this growth that the panel addressed repeatedly were recruitment challenges and non-traditional candidates for tech jobs.

In national news:

U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced a new grant pilot program aimed at assisting workers and those affected by the opioid crisis.

In local news:

A.M. Best has revised the outlooks to stable from negative and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B++ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “bbb” of Stonetrust Commercial Insurance Company.

In national news:

Attorneys for McDonald’s workers who claim they were fired in retaliation for participating in the “Fight for $15” movement are now saying that the NLRB is ignoring its own guidelines and rushing to settle the cases.

In safety news:

OSHA will hold its free National Ladder Safety Symposium on March 29th, 2018 from 8 AM to 10:30 AM at AGC Houston.