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Spotlight: cyber risks, management in maritime industry

As far as distinct industries are concerned, the maritime/admiralty realm is about as singular as it gets. Its broad and diverse range of actors includes petrochemical companies, commercial fishing businesses, recreational outfits, goods suppliers/haulers and legions of other entities.

Moreover, those participants navigate on both domestic and international waterways. In doing so, they are subject to legions of national and international laws, as well as guidelines and suggestions authored by various agencies and global bodies.

How far do federal sex discrimination protections extend?

The enactment of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 ushered in sweeping changes regarding work-related protections for American employees. Title VII of that law codified a bullet list of categories to be safeguarded against discriminatory workplace practices and behaviors.

One of those categories is sex. Courts across the country have reiterated in legions of cases since 1964 that employers may not discriminate against workers on the basis of sex.

Workers' comp for issues related to opioid addiction

A recent influx in cases involving the use of opioid medication for catastrophic injuries and surgery, related to workers compensation claims, resulting in major and expensive dental procedures has caused both workers compensation adjusters and stakeholders to stand up and take notice. Opioids are one of 1,800 types of medications that can lead to dry mouth which can be linked to dental damage and costly treatments. 

How has Medicaid expansion defrauded Louisiana insurers, taxpayers?

What is one material benefit of commanding a higher salary than Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards?

Notably, it is still being able to establish eligibility for enrollment in Medicaid.

What are some key indicators of workers’ compensation fraud?

“Blind faith can end up costing you.”

Although that warning is explicitly directed toward business employers in Louisiana and nationally, a recent in-depth media article on workers’ compensation fraud additionally underscores its relevance for the general public. That piece stresses the broad-based downside of workers’ comp-linked wrongdoing for insurers, consumers and taxpayers as well.

The deep and recurrent problem of workers’ compensation fraud

There might be an audience somewhere that readily accepts the notion that workers’ compensation fraud occurs only in rare and isolated circumstances across the United States.

It wouldn’t comprise insurance company principals, though.

LA bill cutting car insurance rates clears initial hurdle in House

Louisiana House Bill 372 recently gained approval in the state House of Representatives, and with relative ease. The would-be legislation that focuses on cutting auto insurance premiums for state drivers essentially sailed through the chamber on a 69-30 tally. Next stop: the Louisiana Senate.

As noted in a recent media overview of the bill and its particulars, HB 372 commands broad support from a number of diverse backers. Those centrally include Louisiana business groups, the insurance industry and state Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon. The cited article stresses that Donelon “has pursued [similar] legislation for years.”

Why does it cost so much to insure Louisiana drivers?

Louisiana has some of the most expensive auto insurance rates in the country, and we can’t even blame icy roads or snow.

Which begs the question for insurance agencies, why does it cost so much to insure Louisiana drivers? As it turns out, there are several factors at play in the state that affect the cost of providing insurance.

Spiking class action defense costs worrying U.S. companies

As if they haven’t already got a lot on their minds …

Principals at large enterprises in Louisiana and nationally routinely multitask across multiple dimensions. Company decision makers simultaneously focus on matters ranging from new products, financing and cash flow to marketing, regulatory compliance, taxes and myriad other recurrent challenges.

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