Monthly Archives: February 2019

In economic news:

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released a special report on worker in alternative employment arrangements including people employed as independent contractors, on-call workers, temporary help agency workers, and workers provided by contract firms.

Out Front Ideas Explores the Changing Landscape of Absence Regs in Latest Webinar

Out Front Ideas, the webinar series featuring industry veterans Kimberly George of Sedgwick and Mark Walls of Safety National, delved into the complex world of leave of absence regulations in its second webinar of 2019. The topic hit all sides of the issue, including the intersection of workers’ compensation transitional duty, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations, and job accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

In local news:

An associate of white supremacist David Duke has been sentenced to five years in prison for his role in running a pill mill operation out of New Orleans East

In safety news:

OSHA is reminding employers that March 2nd is the deadline to electronically submit data from OSHA Form 300A.

In neighboring news:

OSHA has cited von Drehle Corp. – a paper products manufacturer – for several workplace safety hazards that put employees at risk of injury at its facility in Natchez, Mississippi.

In local news:

The Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors (LSLBC) updated their Contractor Licensing Law and Rules and Regulations effective December 20th, 2018.

In tech news:

KPMG’s newest “Pulse of Fintech” report, a twice-yearly look at financial services digital transformation, notes that insurtech “matured significantly as a sector” in the second half of 2018.