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Bureau of Labor Statistics Reports on Median Earnings

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the median weekly earnings of the United States’s 114.9 million full-time workers were $859 for the third... More

Seeking and Establishing Variances before the Board of Zoning Adjustments, Warehouse District Local Historic District

The Warehouse District Neighborhood Association appealed the trial court’s decision denying its Petition for Judicial Review. On April 11, 2016, the Board of Zoning... More

Undocumented Workers as Workers’ Compensation Beneficiaries

With illegal immigration and the presence of undocumented workers within the workforce being a long-standing political issue, the question may arise whether or not... More

Third Circuit Dismisses Inmate’s Electric Shock Claim

Claimant was employed as an electrician’s helper as part of Rapides Parish’s work release program. Claimant alleged that, on September 25, 2012,  he received... More

NINTH CIRCUIT FINDS SUICIDE ATTEMPT BY LONGSHOREMAN COMPENSABLE

In 2001, Claimant William Kealoha was injured while working as a ship laborer.  Kealoha fell 25 to 50 feet off a barge onto a... More

Second Circuit Finds Award of Surgery by OWC Premature

Claimant was employed as a delivery truck driver.  While unloading an extremely heavy laundry bin, the bin tilted over onto Claimant, injuring his neck,... More

Insufficient Safety Culture Caused Injury at Baton Rouge Refinery

On November 22, 2016, an isobutane release and fire seriously injured four workers in the sulfuric acid alkylation unit at ExxonMobil’s Baton Rouge refinery. ... More

Employee’s Provocation Defeats Compensation Claim

While driving a shuttle for Employer, Claimant sustained head, neck, back and shoulder injuries when he was assaulted by a co-employee. Employer refused to... More

President Trump Waives Jones Act in Response to Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico

The Merchant Marine Act of 1920, more commonly known as the Jones Act, was passed to promote and maintain the American merchant marine by,... More

Plaintiff’s Attempt to Escape Exclusive Remedy Slips and Falls

Plaintiff filed suit in tort in the 19th Judicial District Court for the Parish of East Baton Rouge, State of Louisiana after she slipped... More