Louisiana Association of Business and Industry supports federal court complaint to delay new overtime rule
BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) recently announced its support of the federal court complaint filed by Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry as part of a coalition of 21 states challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime rule, set to go into effect nationwide on Dec. 1.
BATON ROUGE – When lawsuits against oil and gas companies began flooding in from coastal Louisiana parishes after the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, the local oil and gas industry was concerned. But when Louisiana's attorney general moved to take over those cases, they felt it was time to make their voices heard.
BATON ROUGE -- The Louisiana Senate passed a bill that would require many private employers to compensate men and women equally for the same work. Opponents, however, argue the bill would not only contradict federal and state laws prohibiting the discrimination addressed in the proposed bill, but it would open a floodgate of lawsuits.