Monthly Archives: August 2018

In local news:

The new minimum and maximum compensation rates effective September 1st, 2018 through August 31, 2019 are $177 and $665, respectively.

In local news:

The LWC and its partners will hold the second meeting pertaining to a new initiative in South Louisiana aimed at meeting needs specific to the Healthcare industry on Sept. 6th.

In industry news:

States that have taken a multifaceted approach in responding to the opioid epidemic have realized a positive impact, according to a new report released today by the IAIABC at the WCI conference.

In industry news:

International Paper is the subject of a new profile after winning the National Underwriter’s Excellence in Workers’ Compensation Risk Management Award.

Q&A: GAME ON Task Force Highlights Successes While Urging the Need for a Fair Playing Field

The GAME ON misclassification task force, which is a relatively new effort by various departments in the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC), has had some significant successes. Louisiana Comp Blog sat down with Renita Ward Williams and Ricky Masaracchia to discuss the task force, and how the public can help ensure a fair playing field for all Louisiana employers and workers.

In research news:

A new study from the University of Chicago reveals how cultural norms in the state where a woman is born affect her earnings throughout her entire life, even if she moves to another state in adulthood.