The 2019 Louisiana Labor Summit, which is taking place from March 19th-22nd in New Orleans, features a variety of topics about Workforce Commission activities and economic development potential in our state. On Wednesday morning, Ken Messina, Business Services/Rapid Response Manager for MassHire BizWorks, spoke to participants about his state of Massachusetts’ Rapid Response efforts, focusing specifically on layoff aversion.
Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark hosted its latest complimentary webinar on Tuesday, March 12th. Hosts Kimberly George of Sedgwick and Mark Walls of Safety National were joined by four leaders in the field of workers’ compensation to discuss the future of work.
Louisiana’s landmark medical marijuana program, under the auspices of the LSU AgCenter and with the assistance of Nevada-based growing partner GB Sciences, appears to be stalled for the time being.
The Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC) held its February meeting yesterday in Baton Rouge. The vocational rehabilitation counselor task force report led most of the meeting, along with several other announcements, including the 2019 Kids’ Chance fundraiser.
Welcome to this month’s edition of Comp Medical News. Compound creams, Purdue testimony, and insurance coverage for opioids are your headlines for February 2019.
Out Front Ideas, the webinar series featuring industry veterans Kimberly George of Sedgwick and Mark Walls of Safety National, delved into the complex world of leave of absence regulations in its second webinar of 2019. The topic hit all sides of the issue, including the intersection of workers’ compensation transitional duty, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations, and job accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The Louisiana Supreme Court denied the writ application in the Barber case, which questioned the constitutionality of several issues in the Louisiana workers’ comp system. The vote was close: 4 to 3. According to the court’s press release page, Justice Hughes, Justice Crichton and Justice Genovese would grant.
Five years after Uber was approved for operation in Orleans Parish, rideshare services could be positioning themselves as a return-to-work option for injured workers.
Triax Technologies, a company that focuses on technology for the construction industry, hosted a webinar to present its updated dashboard. Scott Caudle, a Triax representative, will speak about its landmark product, the Spot-r clip, and trends in the safety wearables industry at the second annual Spotlight on Solutions tech symposium on June 27th at the House of Blues in New Orleans.
Welcome to this month’s edition of Comp Medical News. Health industry marketing, informed consent rules, and opioid bribes are your headlines for January 2019.