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Louisiana Appellate Court Extends Whistleblower Protections to Compliance Officers

USA - December 13 2020 The Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal recently held in Derbonne v. State Police Commission, No. 2019 CA 1455 (October 14, 2020), that an…

Claire R. Pitre.

A Budding Challenge for Employers? Louisiana Expands Access to Medical Marijuana

USA - June 29 2020 In 2015, Louisiana passed a law authorizing the prescription of marijuana for the treatment of certain qualifying medical conditions, such as…

Javier Jalice.

Louisiana Court Upholds Ruling Allowing for the Reformation of a Noncompetition Agreement

USA - December 4 2019 The Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal recently held that a noncompetition provision under La. R.S 23:921 affecting a former member of an…

Ellen C. Rains.

Offshore Oil Rig Workers’ Overtime Claims Governed by FLSA, Not California Law

USA - June 18 2019 On June 10, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously ruled that state wage and hour laws do not apply to offshore drilling workers…

Anna L. Padgett.

Fifth Circuit Holds Directional Drillers Are Independent Contractors

USA - March 25 2019 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently held that a group of directional driller consultants were independent contractors, not…

Greg Guidry.