Category Archives: Bulletin

In local news:

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement is investigating the weekend death of a worker on an oil production platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

In economic news:

The broadest measure of labor underutilization (U-6) shows Louisiana at 9.7 percent unemployment, significantly higher than the 8.5 percent rate for the nation.

In local news:

LWC, in association with Louisiana Human Resources Development Institute, will host the 2018 Louisiana Labor Summit, March 21-23, at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans.

In local news:

Governor John Bel Edwards and Attorney General Jeff Landry have agreed to coordinate efforts in the State of Louisiana’s litigation against opioid manufacturers.

In local news:

WCRI issued a FlashReport on how a Texas-like closed formulary might affect the prevalence and costs of drugs prescribed to Louisiana state employees.

In industry news:

Fifty-eight percent of insurance companies plan to increase staff during the next year, according to a new labor study.

In tech news:

Managers of the NAIC could spend about $12 million over the next three years to improve the organization’s information systems and data security efforts.

In local news:

New workers’ compensation benefit limits based on Louisiana’s AWW were published in the latest edition of the Louisiana Register.