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Diversity in the legal profession: practical challenges and every attorney’s role in a successful outcome

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 1 2013

In March of 2013, the Louisiana State Bar Association hosted its sixth annual Conclave on Diversity in the Legal Profession. The purpose of this

Louisiana ends 2011 with more jobs

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 27 2012

At the end of 2011, Louisiana’s 6.4 percent jobless rate was down from the 6.5 percent November rate and the 7.2 percent figure in December 2010

Criminal background checks for individuals seeking employment

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 27 2012

This Act, which became effective on August 15, 2011, provides that employers or their representatives may obtain conviction records of an applicant seeking employment directly from the Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information to further qualify the applicant for the position being sought, if the applicant has executed a consent form authorizing the employer to obtain such conviction records

Fifth Circuit affirms dismissal of commute-time collective action

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 27 2012

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed dismissal of an overtime class action alleging unpaid commuting time

Louisiana leads nation in improper unemployment payments

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 27 2012

According to recent data released by the U.S. Department of Labor, Louisiana had the highest rate of improper unemployment insurance payments in 2011

Tax credit still available to businesses sponsoring apprenticeship programs

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 27 2012

To continue providing an incentive for businesses to employ apprentices and thus improve the quality of the currently available workforce, this Act extends the applicability of the apprenticeship tax credit

Unemployment compensation experience rating records

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 27 2012

This new post-Katrina and post-oil spill legislation amends R.S. 23:1533 to provide an additional exception regarding unemployment benefit payments that are not charged to an employer’s experience rating

Weak job growth expected in 2012-2013

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 27 2012

Despite the optimistic numbers reflected in the state’s jobless rate at the close of 2011, Louisiana State University economists have predicted that the state’s job growth over the next two years will be sluggish

Fifth Circuit issues a ruling on Louisiana’s wage payment law

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 27 2012

Despite a general rule in Louisiana that a court may not consider parol evidence to alter the terms of a previously agreed-upon written contract, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held in King v. University Healthcare System, L.C., 645 F. 3d 713 (5th Cir. 2011), that a Louisiana district court acted within its discretion in granting an anesthesiologist latitude to submit parol evidence in an attempt to prove her breach of contract claim against University Healthcare System (UHS

Professor’s whistleblower claim may proceed to trial

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 27 2012

Professor Ivor van Heerden’s whistleblower claim against Louisiana State University (LSU) now appears likely to proceed to trial, (Van Heerden v. Bd. of Supervisors of La. State Univ. and Agricultural and Mech. Coll., 10-155 (M.D. La.)), after Judge James Brady of the Middle District of Louisiana denied LSU’s motion for summary judgment on van Heerden’s whistleblower claim