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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


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


Employment of minors
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • March 27 2012

Act No. 177 has repealed the prohibition of employment of minors less than 16 years of age “in singing, dancing, or playing upon a musical instrument” or “in any theatrical exhibition or in any wandering occupation.”


Workplace fatalities decreasing
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • March 27 2012

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that workplace deaths in Louisiana dropped nearly 26 percent in 2010


Immigration status verification laws
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • March 27 2012

Governor Bobby Jindal signed into law a bill passed by the state Legislature targeted at discouraging the employment of unauthorized alien workers


Extension of the deadline for application to receive tax credits or rebates relative to the Louisiana Quality Jobs Program
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • March 27 2012

The Louisiana Quality Jobs Program provides a cash rebate to certain businesses that create well-paid jobs and promote economic development


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