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IAASW Seminar Preview: Maureen Longanacre of NCCI

The Insurance Auditor’s Association of the Southwest (IAASW) will hold its first Louisiana Regional Seminar October 4th and 5th at L’Auberge in Baton Rouge. Ahead of the seminar, Louisiana Comp Blog asked speakers to give us a preview of what attendees can expect from the new event. Maureen Longanacre, Underwriting Dispute Consultant for the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) will present on longshore and maritime coverages.

In local news:

Alliance Safety Council has partnered with Occupational Safety Councils of America to offer 20 hours of training for the building trade contractors in Baton Rouge.

In national news:

Purdue Pharma, the embattled maker of OxyContin facing over a 1,000 lawsuits from governments around the country for its role in the opioid crisis.

In industry news:

Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark has announced its next complimentary webinar, noting that the aging and evolving workforce and technology are all having a significant impact on the workers’ compensation industry.

In economic news:

On the last business day of July 2018, the number of job openings was 6,939,000, the highest level on record for this data series, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In industry news:

The National Labor Relations Board will publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking today in the Federal Register regarding its joint-employer standard.

In local news:

The State Apprenticeship Council approved two programs during its August meeting held at the LWC Baton Rouge headquarters.

In economic news:

From August 2017 to August 2018, average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased by 77 cents, or 2.9 percent.