Monthly Archives: April 2015

Women in Comp: Pauline Williams

This month’s “Women in Comp” featured executive is Pauline Williams, Director of the Workers’ Compensation Second Injury Board and Manager of Finance and Audit for the Louisiana Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration. Williams gave us an inside look at her life and times, plus details on the inner workings of the Second Injury Fund in light of a requested appropriations increase currently at issue in the Legislature.

In neighboring news:

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has rejected a challenge questioning the constitutionality of the state’s reformed workers’ comp system.

In national news:

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier issued a ruling Monday that Deepwater Horizon oil spill cleanup workers that fell ill after the original class action lawsuit was filed will have the right to a jury trial.

Workers’ Memorial Day Ceremony Honors Victims of Fatal Workplace Accidents

The Workers’ Memorial Day ceremony at the Labor Union Hall on Tuesday, April 28th, marked the 45th year that the AFL-CIO-created event commemorated the lives of those workers who have lost their lives in accidents. The program featured a variety of labor and regulatory representatives that spoke on the importance of workplace safety in an effort to raise awareness about dangerous jobs and our responsibility to keep employees in Louisiana safe.

In corporate news:

The Hartford announced yesterday that its first-quarter profit fell 5.7 percent as results deteriorated in its property and casualty sector.