The 2018 Regular Legislative Session began on March 12th at noon. The WCAC weighed in during its March meeting on the most of the workers’ comp-related legislation filed for this session, but few bills have moved so far. The Legislature is largely focused Louisiana’s continued budgetary woes.
Robin “Rob” Liles, president of general contracting firm Buquet & LeBlanc Inc., has been named to the board of directors of LWCC.
Based off of February employment data released today by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, Louisiana’s labor market has improved markedly from this time last year and beyond.
Travelers recently announced it is collaborating with Cedars-Sinai, Samsung Electronics America, Bayer and appliedVR to explore the effectiveness of a digital pain-reduction kit that uses therapeutic virtual reality.
The WCAC, which met in New Orleans on March 23rd during the 2018 Louisiana Workforce Commission Labor Summit, voted on a series of workers’ comp-related bills that have been filed for the 2018 Regular Session. A main part of the WCAC’s mission is to vote favorably or unfavorably on legislative instruments before they reach Committee.
A new series of papers in The Lancet addresses how low back pain, a condition which affects 540 million people worldwide, is often mistreated.
According to new Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers, from January 2017 to January 2018, 21 states added nonfarm payroll jobs and 29 states – including Louisiana – were essentially unchanged.
Adapt Pharma announced the expansion of its program offering free naloxone (Narcan) nasal spray to U.S. high schools and eligible colleges and universities.
The 2018 LWC Labor Summit in New Orleans March 21-23 is meant to bring a variety of sectors in Louisiana together to discuss issues ranging from workers’ compensation to safety to recruitment. On Wednesday, a panel of experts from tech companies with a Louisiana footprint discussed the “talent pipeline” and how the technology workforce in Louisiana can grow. Two aspects of this growth that the panel addressed repeatedly were recruitment challenges and non-traditional candidates for tech jobs.
Governor John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday the formation of the State as a Model Employer Task Force.