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New Orleans Adopts Legislation Prohibiting City Contractors From Conducting Employment-Related Credit Checks

USA - July 26 2016 The New Orleans City Council recently approved legislation making it unlawful for city contractors to seek or use the consumer credit history of a...

Andrew P. Burnside.


Liquidated Damages: A Viable Alternative to Noncompetition Agreements in Louisiana?

USA - January 19 2016 The Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal recently issued an opinion that might pave the way for employers to use liquidated damages as a means of...

Andrew P. Burnside.


Louisiana Workforce Commission finds employers misclassify workers as independent contractors

USA - November 30 2015 The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is on track for a second consecutive record-setting year in identifying workers misclassified by employers...

Andrew P. Burnside.


Louisiana Supreme Court reaffirms at-will employment doctrine

USA - August 31 2015 In Read v. Willwoods Community, 2014-C-1475 (La. 2015), the Supreme Court of Louisiana overturned a jury verdict awarding damages to a plaintiff who...


Louisiana legislature ensures franchisees are the sole employers of their workers

USA - August 31 2015 The Louisiana legislature recently passed Act 404 of the 2015 legislative session, clarifying that in most circumstances franchisees are the sole...