Category Archives: Bulletin

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.

In national news:

OSHA is reminding employers, particularly those in the path of Hurricane Florence, that the agency has resources for before and after emergencies.