Department of Labor Sets National Average Weekly Wage

The Department of Labor (DOL) issued Industry Notice 182 setting the National Average Weekly Wage (NAWW), maximum and minimum compensation rates, and annual adjustments... More

Organizational Changes at the Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor announced that the Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation (DLHWC) and the Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation (DFEC)... More

Wisconsin District Court Addresses Different Claims Available to Different Maritime Workers

In a recent case, White v. Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, the Wisconsin District Court addressed different claims available to different maritime workers, answering the question:... More

First Circuit Upholds OWC Judgment Finding Claimant Forfeited Workers’ Compensation Benefits Due to False Statements

In a recent case, Elmer Creel, Jr. v. American Pride, Inc., the Claimant, Elmer Creel, Jr. was involved in a work-related motor vehicle accident... More

Louisiana Supreme Court Affirms Broad Coverage of Workers’ Compensation as Exclusive Remedy for Minor Performing Prohibited Work

In a recent case, Tasha Griggs v. Bounce N’ Around Inflatables, LLC, 2018-C-0726 (La. 01/30/19), the Louisiana Supreme Court affirmed broad coverage of workers’ compensation... More