Monthly Archives: June 2017

In local news:

The Louisiana Supreme Court delivered a victory to employers in an opinion released yesterday in Burgess v. Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, a choice of pharmacy case.

In safety news:

OSHA yesterday proposed a delay in the electronic reporting compliance date of the rule, Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses, from July 1st, 2017, to December 1st, 2017.

In local news:

AMERISAFE announced today that it will release its 2017 second quarter financial results on Thursday, July 27th, 2017 after the market closes.

In economic news:

The unemployment rate for people with a disability was 10.5 percent in 2016, according to new Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers.

In local news:

The LWC has partnered with the Association of Community Action Partnerships in support of their Annual Training Conference.

In research news:

As states implement reforms to address issues related to overuse and misuse of opioids, a new study released by the WCRI observed decreases in the frequency and amount of opioids dispensed to injured workers in all but a few study states.

In neighboring news:

A report released by the Texas Department of Insurance – Division of Workers’ Compensation shows that while the number of compounded drug prescriptions in the workers’ comp system grew between 2010 and 2014, there was a steady decrease in prescription numbers between 2014 and 2016.