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New Orleans to consider $15/hour minimum wage for city employees, contractors 

A proposed ordinance to raise the minimum wage of city contractors and some city workers to $15 per hour will appear before a New...

Fraction of La. unemployment payments went to dead people, audit finds

The Louisiana Workforce Commission distributed just over one one-hundredth of its total unemployment payments to people who were dead during the coronavirus pandemic, according...

Gov. Edwards speaks on unemployment benefits, legalizing marijuana and election reform

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced several coastal restoration projects along Southeast Louisiana Wednesday afternoon, which he said would “make our coastal communities and our...

Louisiana bill takes lenient approach to employers who misclassify workers

The Louisiana House unanimously passed a bill Monday meant to discourage employers from misclassifying workers as independent contractors and, thus, depriving the state of...

Misclassification of workers bill would give businesses a pass on a...

A bill that would have immediately penalized employers who misclassify their workers as independent contractors underwent major last-minute changes Monday and now proposes to...

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,...

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