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Gender pay gap is highest for black women in Louisiana

The gender pay gap has been closing in recent years, bringing the United States closer to men and women earning the same wages for the same work. But it remains a problem for women nationwide, and that is especially true for African-American women in Louisiana.

Can I take time off under the Family Medical Leave Act?

The Family Medical Leave Act is an important act that protects American workers in the event that they or someone in their families become sick or gives birth to a new child. The Family Medical Leave Act provides a little of breathing room to workers who are experiencing a health issue -- whether it is the happy time of ushering in a new child to the family or a difficult period of family illness.

Don't wait too long to notify your employer of an injury

Workers' compensation insurance is put in place to protect both you, as a worker, and your employer. However, there are a number of ways that you might suffer a legitimate injury on the job and still have your workers' compensation claim denied. Often, attorneys warn about accepting a workers' compensation settlement too readily, but if you wait too long to take action, you may miss out on proper compensation altogether.

Workers’-comp-related bill being considered in Louisiana

The state’s workers’ compensation system and its workings can touch on a range of major issues. So, changes to this system and matters related to it can have the potential to have big impacts and draw considerable debate.

Technology and workers’ comp

What workers’ compensation issues and costs end up coming up for a company can be impacted by many things. This includes how it responds when tricky disputes or matters arise in connection to workers’ comp claims made by its employees. So, among the things that could matter quite a bit for a company when dealing with such situations is what kind of legal guidance it has. Given this, a company may want to promptly turn to a skilled workers’ comp defense lawyer for advice when difficult matters arise related to worker injury claims.

Many workers’ comp claims involve overexertion injuries

Among the injuries workers can end up suffering on the job are overexertion injuries. Workers can suffer such injuries when performing physical actions towards an object, such as lifting, pulling, pushing or moving it. A recent report points to overexertion being behind a good deal of disabling workplace injuries here in America.

The economic impacts of workplace drowsiness

The level of sleep U.S. workers are getting is far from an insignificant issue. For one, workers being sleepy on the job can have major safety implications. Also, workers getting insufficient sleep can have major economic ramifications.

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