Monthly Archives: August 2017

In educational news:

Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark, a free webinar series, has announced its next discussion – a hypothetical in which all states workers’ comp systems are suddenly declared unconstitutional.

In neighboring news:

Texas Workers’ Compensation Commissioner, Ryan Brannan, has issued a bulletin with guidance on workers’ compensation matters in response to Hurricane Harvey and flooding in Texas.

In national news:

The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled that injured workers have the right to choose pharmacy providers, in contrast to the recent Burgess case here in Louisiana.

In research news:

Fewer injured workers in Kentucky with pain medications received opioids, and they received smaller amounts on average after the implementation of certain limits, according to a new study from the WCRI.

In neighboring news:

The operations of the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workers’ Compensation Program, Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation, District Office (08) in Houston, Texas were affected by Hurricane Harvey.

In other neighboring news:

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis recently announced the recent arrest of the owner of JACM Construction Corp., after his alleged attempt to operate a shell company with the sole intent of circumventing the state’s workers’ compensation laws.

In economic news:

In 2016, median weekly earnings were $749 for women age 16 and older who were full-time wage and salary workers, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers.