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The Fifth Circuit Giveth and Then Taketh Away: Another Perspective on Fluctuating Workweeks in Overtime Cases

In the course of two months, two separate Fifth Circuit panels have issued decisions that call into question the application of the fluctuating workweek (FWW) method in suits for unpaid overtime based on misclassification. In...more

11/15/2013 - Employee Rights Fluctuating Workweek Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour Wages

Employee Classification: Employers Must Get It Right Or Face Costly Penalties

Earlier this year, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) and the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to exchange information received by the agencies. Louisiana...more

12/13/2012 - Classification Independent Contractors Misclassification Wage and Hour Wages

DOL Wage and Hour Division coordinates with New Orleans Mexican Consul

The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor will continue to coordinate with the Mexican consul in New Orleans to ensure that Mexican nationals in Louisiana and Mississippi are aware of and exercise their...more

12/13/2012 - DOL Foreign Nationals Wage and Hour Wages

State Law As To Unemployment Insurance Collections Relative To Child Support Overpayments Now Aligned With Federal Law

The Department of Children and Family Services is authorized by law to intercept, encumber, freeze, or seize unemployment compensation benefits in cases where there is a child support arrearage or child support overpayment...more

12/13/2012 - Child Support Unemployment Benefits

Definition Of “Unemployment” In The Context Of Eligibility For Unemployment Insurance Benefits Is Amended

Louisiana Employment Security Law defined “unemployment” for purposes of collecting unemployment compensation benefits, itemizing a number of familial relationships to a principal or controlling stockholder or principal...more

12/13/2012 - Unemployment Benefits Unemployment Compensation System Unemployment Insurance

Is A Convicted Felon Absolutely Barred From Practicing Or Engaging In Any Trade, Occupation, Or Profession For Which A License,...

According to Act No. 486, which amended and reenacted LSA-R.S. 37:2950(A), a convicted felon shall no longer be disqualified, or held ineligible to practice or engage in any trade, occupation, or profession for which a...more

12/13/2012 - Criminal Background Checks Eligibility

Employee Access To Wage And Certain Employment Records For Limited Purposes

Under Act No. 822, and upon written request by an employee, the LWC may make available the employee’s wage and employer information, but for lending purposes, tenant screening and insurance underwriting only. This information...more

12/13/2012 - Personnel Records Wages

Whistleblower Protection For Reports Of Child Sexual Abuse

In reaction to the Jerry Sandusky revelations in Pennsylvania, the Louisiana Legislature enacted a new whistleblower statute intended to protect employees from reprisal for reporting any fellow employee’s sexual abuse of a...more

12/13/2012 - Child Abuse Penn State Sexual Abuse Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers

Louisiana First Hiring Act

On May 31, 2012, Governor Bobby Jindal signed into law a bill targeted at strengthening the coastal economy by promoting the hiring of residents of Louisiana’s coastal parishes for public works projects for coastal...more

12/13/2012 - Contractors Public Projects

Louisiana Ranks Among Lowest In Union Participation

According to a recent report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Louisiana has one of the lowest percentages of unionized employees in the nation. In the recent survey, compiled from the U.S. Census Bureau's Current...more

12/13/2012 - Unions

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