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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


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Act No. 177 has repealed the prohibition of employment of minors less than 16 years of age “in singing, dancing, or playing upon a musical instrument” or “in any theatrical exhibition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


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


State Supreme Court applies Dukes to Louisiana class actions
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • March 27 2012

In Price v. Martin, et al., No. 2011-C-0853 (La. 120611), the Supreme Court of Louisiana granted certiorari to determine whether the lower courts had correctly applied the standards for analyzing class action certification set forth in La. Code Civ. Proc. art. 591


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