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Date:November 27, 2018
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Workers' Compensation Judge Robert Varnado passes away

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) regrets to announce the passing of Workers’ Compensation Judge Robert Varnado who presided over District 06 in Covington, Louisiana.

Judge Varnado had been a workers’ compensation judge since 1990. He was one of the first workers’ compensation judges appointed under the new administrative system. Judge Varnado was first assigned to the Franklinton workers’ compensation court which was later moved to Covington. It was there that he served in the Covington workers’ compensation court for numerous years before being reassigned to the New Orleans workers’ compensation court. Judge Varnado got the opportunity however to transfer back to Covington, where he served until his passing. Judge Varnado will be missed by everyone in the workers’ compensation community.

About the Louisiana Workforce Commission

The Louisiana Workforce Commission is an agency of state government that administers programs designed to enhance workforce growth and provide family-sustaining jobs for Louisiana residents. The commission monitors employment, administers unemployment compensation and tax funds, provides training resources for employers and employees and oversees worker compensation benefits. The agency also gathers and supplies information on the labor market and occupational sectors in Louisiana.

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