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Unemployment bills compete for deep cuts or slow increases in benefits

State lawmakers will have at least two competing unemployment bills to consider that would change unemployment insurance in Louisiana, bringing either deep cuts or...

Misclassification of Employees Task Force disbands without finishing

Louisiana’s Misclassification of Employees Task Force, which was assembled to tackle employer payroll fraud in the state, held its last meeting on Wednesday and...

‘All disasters increase inequity’: A year after the pandemic hit the...

Coinciding with the Jan. 21 anniversary of the novel coronavirus’ appearance on U.S. soil, the National Conference on Citizenship,  a nonprofit chartered by the...

Paper company invests $52 million into improving Bogalusa paper mill

International Paper will invest up to $52.2 million to modernize the paper mill in Bogalusa, a manufacturing mainstay of Washington Parish for more than...

House labor committee rejects bill that would punish misclassification of employees

House lawmakers on Thursday rejected a bill designed to prevent businesses from skirting state taxes by fraudulently misclassifying employees as independent contractors. House Bill 34,...

Louisiana lawmakers push COVID-19 relief for businesses, but not workers

Louisiana lawmakers approved several bills Monday (Oct. 12) that would provide relief to businesses in light of the state’s unprecedented, pandemic-related unemployment rate, but...

Louisiana unemployment trust fund almost out of cash

With Congress unable to come together on a bipartisan coronavirus relief package, Louisiana has almost no money left to pay unemployment claims to residents....

Prayers lifted up for immigrant workers who helped rebuild New Orleans...

Immigrant activist organizations across New Orleans held a socially distanced prayer service at First Grace United Methodist Church on Friday morning to support immigrant...

Confusion follows President Trump’s executive action on unemployment

Governors, lawmakers and state unemployment agencies on Monday wrestled with confusion created by President Donald Trump’s executive action extending unemployment benefits, and it appeared...

Louisianians collecting unemployment now expected to look for work

The Louisiana Workforce Commission released a video Monday afternoon informing Louisianians receiving unemployment benefits that they are now expected to search for three jobs...

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