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Is negligence the reason for increased COVID-19 deaths in Louisiana nursing homes?

Governor Edwards announced that funding will be made available to study why the 33% of  Louisiana’s African American population account for nearly 60% of COVID-19 deaths.  Over 400 of those deaths were residents of Louisiana nursing homes…
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Louisiana Business Owner Files Declaratory Judgment Lawsuit for Losses that Stem from COVID-19

Shortly after the Governor of Louisiana began capping gatherings to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the owner of Oceana Grill, a restaurant located in New Orleans, filed suit against their insurer Lloyd’s of London. While most…
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Louisiana unemployment system breaks down when used for large numbers of claims

Workers in Louisiana who became unemployed due to the coronavirus outbreak had difficulties receiving proper payments for wages and unemployment benefits. When millions of Americans became unemployed all at once, systems that were in place…
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Louisiana family did not receive unemployment benefits due to dispute with previous employer

The 2020 coronavirus pandemic caused a number of issues with people receiving proper pay and benefits.  Local news for the Shreveport area reported on massive layoffs that took place due to business restrictions imposed by state and local…
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Louisiana government worker filed a lawsuit realizing she was not paid for overtime and weekend hours

Every workplace is required by law to compensate workers properly, based on the number of hours they actually worked. These regulations also require additional overtime pay for work beyond forty hours. If an employer consistently engages in…
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Louisiana job applicant faced employment discrimination due to his HIV status

Employment discrimination can come in many forms. If someone is denied a job or mistreated due to a medical condition, this technically violates the ADA and other laws.  The Iberia Parish Sheriff was sued for violations of the Americans…
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Louisiana police department workers were harassed and fired for illegal reasons

A sheriff in Louisiana is facing lawsuits for wrongful termination and other related claims.  Sheriff mistreats two different employees for similar reasons The lawsuits were filed in the federal U.S. District Court in New Orleans for…
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Louisiana workers have a number of options if an employer refuses to pay them

A T-Mobile store closed in Shreveport, Louisiana without paying its workers all of the money they were owed.  Workers from T-Mobile retail store were never paid after it closed The news reported on the complaints of several local workers,…
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Baton Rouge pedestrian was killed by a truck that caused a three car collision on a local highway

When motor vehicle accidents occur, there will be a determination as to who is at fault for the collision. Either the person who was driving or the owner of a commercial vehicle will have to pay for all of a victim’s losses when they are found…
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Baton Rouge area delivery company paid workers less than minimum wage

A common tactic that is utilized by a number of unscrupulous businesses around the country is to try to find ways to get workers to perform services without proper payment. When this happens, the business responsible can face serious consequences…
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Louisiana’s workers in the city of New Orleans will benefit from additional discrimination protections

New Orleans has made some changes that will help workers who believe that their employers are engaged in various illegal  and discriminatory practices. A formal anti-discrimination committee will be placed into the city’s charter after the…
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Louisiana football coach filed a discrimination case after he was terminated. How will the courts determine the employer’s motive for firing him?

Many labor and employment cases will be decided based on whether the plaintiff can show some kind of discriminatory motive for poor treatment or a job loss.  A discrimination lawsuit related to the troubled University of Louisiana at Lafayette…
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Louisiana rehab program forced workers to put in long hours of hard work for no pay

There are entire work programs in various parts of the country that attempt to find creative ways to avoid paying employees.  A large number of laborers in Louisiana and Texas may have been made to illegally work without compensation.  Workers…
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Baton Rouge Clerk of Court was hit with a sexual harassment lawsuit related to a deputy chief’s behavior

Employers are not allowed to operate workplaces that become hostile due to various kinds of harassment or sexual misconduct. Victims of these behaviors have the option of filing a civil case against their workplace and employer. A woman who…
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Louisiana police supervisor is disciplined after creating a hostile work environment for employees

Some workplaces become bad environments because of inappropriate actions by a person in a supervisory or managerial position. When this happens, victims should contact a lawyer to get help.   The New Orleans Civil Service Commission has…
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Baton Rouge area police chief is in trouble for mixing his religion with his managerial duties

A police department in the West Baton Rouge area is facing a lawsuit related to religious discrimination. The department in question is in the city of Port Allen in West Baton Rouge Parish. Police chief favors certain employees and gives…