Category Archives: Bulletin

In national news:

Uber will pay out a $20 million settlement to its California drivers without explicitly resolving the status of the drivers as either independent contractors or employees.

In local news:

Registration remains open for the 2019 Louisiana Labor Summit, sponsored by the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) and the Louisiana Human Resources Development Institute (LHRDI), on March 20-22 at the New Orleans Marriott.

In safety news:

OSHA is requesting information as the agency considers rulemaking to update the powered industrial trucks standards for general, maritime, and construction industries.

In safety news:

Six states are suing the United States government over OSHA’s elimination of its electronic injury reporting rule for businesses with 250 or more employees on OSHA Form 300.

In regulatory news:

HHS Secretary Alex Azar issued a statement regarding the service of Food and Drug Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, who recently announced his planned resignation.

In economic news:

From the fourth quarter of 2017 to the fourth quarter of 2018, nonfarm business productivity increased 1.8 percent, reflecting a 3.7-percent increase in output and a 1.9-percent increase in hours worked.