Category Archives: Features

2019 Louisiana Labor Summit Includes Special Presentation on Rapid Response

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.

WCAC Meeting Focuses on Voc Rehab Reform

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.

Out Front Ideas Explores the Changing Landscape of Absence Regs in Latest Webinar

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).

Louisiana Supreme Court Denies Writ Application in Barber

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.

Triax Hosts Webinar on Spot-r Clip Safety Innovations for Jobsites

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.