Monthly Archives: April 2018

In economic news:

Gov. John Bel Edwards and Formosa Petrochemical Corp. executive Keh-Yen Lin announced the company has selected St. James Parish in Louisiana for a $9.4 billion chemical manufacturing complex.

In local news:

AMERISAFE announced that Neal A. Fuller, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Angela Pearson, Vice President and Controller, will present at the 22nd Annual Burkenroad Reports Investment Conference hosted by Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business.

In national news:

U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced a new National Health Emergency Dislocated Worker Demonstration Grant pilot program to help communities fight the opioid crisis.

In economic news:

The total nonfarm job openings rate was 3.9 percent in February 2018, according to new Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers.

In local news:

Six workers setting up scaffolding suffered electrical burns yesterday morning at a Hampton Inn in Metairie.

In local news:

An audit of sexual harassment policies among Louisiana’s executive branch agencies, including the four public university systems, found that Louisiana has spent approximately $5 million on lawsuits involving sexual harassment claims since fiscal year 2009.

In national news:

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs has adopted new regulations that clarify how maximum and minimum compensation rates apply to claims payable under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and its extensions.

In neighboring news:

The Insurance Council of Texas says that even after five years of investigations, no one has yet been charged for a Texas fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people in West, Texas.