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The Fifth Circuit giveth and then taketh away: another perspective on fluctuating workweeks in overtime cases

USA - November 14 2013 In the course of two months, two separate Fifth Circuit panels have issued decisions that call into question the application of the fluctuating…

Andrew P. Burnside

Employee classification: employers must get it right or face costly penalties

USA - December 13 2012 Earlier this year, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) and the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to exchange information received by the agencies.

DOL Wage and Hour Division coordinates with New Orleans Mexican consul

Mexico, USA - December 13 2012 The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor will continue to coordinate with the Mexican consul in New Orleans to ensure that Mexican nationals in Louisiana and Mississippi are aware of and exercise their rights under federal employment law.

Louisiana ranks among lowest in union participation

USA - December 13 2012 According to a recent report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Louisiana has one of the lowest percentages of unionized employees in the nation.

Failure by temporary employee to contact staffing firm upon conclusion of assignment renders him ineligible for receiving unemployment compensation benefits

USA - December 13 2012 A temporary employee, employed and paid by a staffing firm, who fails, without good cause, to contact the staffing firm for reassignment will be deemed to have voluntarily left his employment and will be disqualified for unemployment compensation benefits.