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Do you have a work-related repetitive stress injury?

Work-related injuries can come in many shapes and sizes, and may even build up over time rather than occur in a single incident. In fact, repetitive stress injuries, such as bursitis or carpal tunnel syndrome, are among the most common work-related injuries, accounting for one out of every five on-the-job injuries in the country.

Commonly asked questions about Family and Medical Leave Act

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a law that protects employees in Louisiana and across the country. The law prevents employers from replacing employees who take leave for the birth or adoption of a child, caring for an immediate family member who is ill or taking time to recover from an injury or illness themselves. Let's answer some commonly asked questions about FMLA in today's post.

How can our company reduce workers' comp claims?

Workers' compensation claims are made quite often by employees in Louisiana. Some employees make claims for the most minor injuries imaginable, while others file claims that are fraudulent. Then there are the employees who get injured on the job and refrain from filing a claim, for whatever reason. As an employer, is there a way the company can reduce workers' compensation claims?

How do I stay safe on scaffolding at work?

The next time you arrive at work and see scaffolding constructed, you need to make sure you are as safe as possible. Going up on scaffolding can be very scary and nerve-wracking, especially if you aren't too sure with what could go wrong. So, how do you stay safe on scaffolding at work in Lafayette?

Louisiana has highest costs per workers' compensation claim

The Workers' Compensation Research Institute conducted a study recently of 18 states that found the highest total costs per claim of workers' compensation. The study found that the state of Louisiana has the highest total costs per claim of the 18 states studied. The study was called the CompScope Benchmark for Louisiana, 18th Edition.

Lack of safety training can lead to workplace injuries

Workplace safety is one of the most important topics every company should have with its employees. Workers must be reminded often how important it is for them to follow all safety policies and procedures in place and to wear the right protective gear. There are times when accidents will still happen even when workers take the proper precautions. But, a lack of safety training can lead to workplace injuries that can be avoided.

Explaining the Employee Retirement Income Security Act

If you have signed a contract for employment, have read employment law or have read employment posters hung in the workplace, you have likely come across the word ERISA. You might be wondering what ERISA stands for and why it is so important. ERISA is short for the Employment Retirement Income Security Act, which was passed in 1974. Let's take a deeper look at ERISA in today's post.

Does workers' compensation cover secondhand smoke?

Workers' compensation coverage ensures that employees have their medical expenses and other losses covered when they suffer a work-related injury or illness. Regardless of the type of harm that an employee suffers, workers' compensation benefits usually offer some form of coverage, as long as the employee can document that the harm is real and is indeed work-related. In some cases, this may even extend to illnesses arising from exposure to secondhand smoke.

Should I waive my age discrimination rights at work?

As you grow older, it can be increasingly difficult to remain vital and present in the workplace. The pace of commerce and the constant changes to business methods and tools require older employees to stay on top of these issues. On top of these struggles, many older employees find themselves treated unfairly because of their age.

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