Fantasy Sports in Louisiana

The growing popularity of fantasy sports has grown tremendously over the past decade and like all things in the internet age, its online presence... More

LA Supreme Court: Noise Induced Hearing Loss Qualifies as an Injury

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently issued a decision addressing the issue of whether gradual noise induced hearing loss caused by occupation exposure to hazardous noise... More

Navigability a Question of Fact for Federal Courts

The United States district courts have original jurisdiction over any civil case of admiralty or maritime jurisdiction.  Admiralty jurisdiction in tort cases requires that... More

The newest Louisiana employees … or independent contractors?

After a much-publicized struggle to break into the New Orleans market, Uber- the ride sharing service, has finally arrived. Though UberBlack, the luxury version,... More

Legislative & Regulatory News

A bill expanding the investment options of workers’ compensation group self-insurance funds in Louisiana passed favorably out of the House Labor and Industrial Relations Committee... More

Significant Growth in Louisiana Labor Force

The Louisiana Workforce Commission reported that according to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, Louisiana’s overall labor force and the number of people employed... More

Utilization Review Physician Must be Licensed in LA

In a March 11, 2015 decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, we learn that a report issued by a utilization review physician... More

Louisiana Has Lower Rate of Nonfatal Workplace Injuries than the National Average for 2013

In Louisiana, workplace safety has always been a high priority. In January 2013, the Louisiana civilian labor force grew to the largest it’s been... More

Typographical Error Leads to Forfeiture of Benefits

Claimant and Employer entered into a settlement agreement for Claimant’s workers’ compensation claim.  The documents submitted suggested that Claimant would receive $5,381.00 on both... More

Retaliatory Discharge Violation Upheld

Claimant worked for Employer and sustained a back injury while in the course and scope of her employment.  At the time of the injury,... More