Monthly Archives: October 2019

In national news:

A new study by the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research at NYU College of Global Public Health found that workers in the construction industry were the most likely to use substances, especially marijuana and opioids.

In neighboring news:

According to a Florida Office of Insurance Regulation press release, “Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier recently issued an Order​ on Rate Filing to the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) requesting an amended filing to reduce workers’ compensation rates by 7.5 percent for 2020.”

In economic news:

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released a new report on employment characteristics for persons with a disability in 2018.

In industry news:

NCCI released a new episode of its Insights video series. This episode focuses on the October 2019 Regulatory and Legislative Trends Report and more.

In local news:

According to the Louisiana Workforce Commission, the initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Oct. 19, 2019 dropped to 1,792 from the previous week’s total of 2,069.

In national news:

The U.S. Department of Labor announced that the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) recovered a record $322 million in wages owed to workers in Fiscal Year 2019.