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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.

Car accidents on the job

Work-related accidents can happen in any profession, and often don't even occur in a traditional workplace. For many workers who drive a company vehicle or leave the workplace for business purposes, it is possible to experience a car accident that qualifies as work-related. If you believe you recently suffered a work-related car accident, you may have a number of legal options available.

Workers’ compensation benefits and social security

Workers' compensation benefits are an important part of ensuring that an injured worker receives proper medical care and other help recovering from an on-the-job injury. However, it is important to understand how these benefits may create unanticipated complications for some workers, especially those who already receive social security benefits.

Filing a workers' compensation claim after a workplace assault

If you work for an employer, then you probably know how and when to file a workers' compensation claim. However, some workplace injuries are more complicated than others, and your employer may attempt to deny your claim based on the nature of the injury and the way you received it.

University faces more discrimination charges among faculty

University of Louisiana at Lafayette continued its streak of discrimination-related news stories recently, just one week after it terminated its softball coach over allegations of creating a "hostile learning and working environment." Now, four female faculty members of the B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration have filed complaints with the school though the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EOCC).

Former college president loses wrongful termination suit

After a job termination, it is common to feel that your firing was unjust. In some cases, of course, a firing is unjust, or at the very least violates some terms of an employment contract. If you face a demonstrably wrongful termination, you may have grounds to sue your former employer for damages and other remedies. However, not all wrongful termination suits are well-grounded, such as the suit brought against a small Baptist college by its former president that was recently decided in favor of the employer.

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