Legal Roundup

MOULEDOUX BLAND LEGRAND BRACKETT: Penalties Increase for Employers Under the LHWCA

By Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett, LLC | May 20, 2019

As of January 23, 2019, three monetary penalties for employers under the LHWCA have increased in accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.

ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF LOUISIANA: U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser Recognizes Police Week

By U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana | May 20, 2019

U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser recognized the service and sacrifice of federal, state, and local police officers on the occasion of National Police Week, which is being observed Sunday, May 12 to Saturday, May 18, 2019.

HAMMONDS SILLS ADKINS GUICE LLP: Alejandro Perkins Receives Honorary Doctorate from Grambling State University

By Hammonds, Sills, Adkins & Guice, LLP | May 20, 2019

HSAG partner, Alejandro Perkins, received an honorary doctorate degree from Grambling State University at their commencement exercise held on Friday, May 10th at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center in Grambling, Louisiana.

ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF LOUISIANA: The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Louisiana Pays Tribute to Fallen Law Enforcement Officers in Observance of National Police Week

By U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Louisiana | May 20, 2019

United States Attorney David C. Joseph recognizes the service and sacrifice of federal, state, local and tribal police officers during National Police Week, which is being observed this week, Sunday, May 12 to Saturday, May 18, 2019. National Peace Officers Memorial Day.

ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF LOUISIANA: Justice Department and Louisiana Supreme Court Reach Agreement to Provide Language Assistance for Individuals Not Proficient In English

By U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana | May 20, 2019

The Department of Justice has reached an agreement with the Louisiana Supreme Court (LSC) that recognizes the LSC’s commitment to work with the Louisiana Judiciary to phase-in a language access program that will provide oral and written language assistance services at no cost to limited English proficient (LEP) individuals in all state court proceedings and operations.

TAYLOR PORTER BROOKS PHILLIPS LLP: Groves Lowe to be Honored as “Sustaining Member of the Year” by Junior League of Baton Rouge

By Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips LLP | May 14, 2019

Taylor Porter Partner Amy Groves Lowe will receive the 2019 "Sustaining Member of the Year" award from the Junior League of Baton Rouge, recognizing her for contributions to the organization, and professional and community accomplishments within Baton Rouge.

TAYLOR PORTER BROOKS PHILLIPS LLP: Taylor Porter Sponsors 2019 VIPS Apple Awards Picnic

By Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips LLP | May 14, 2019

Taylor Porter was proud to sponsor the VIPS (Volunteers in Public Schools) 2019 Apple Awards Picnic, held May 7 at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Baton Rouge.

MOULEDOUX BLAND LEGRAND BRACKETT: Alan G. Brackett Receives Louisiana Bar Foundation President’s Award

By Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett, LLC | May 14, 2019

Founding member Alan G. Brackett has received the prestigious Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) President’s Award.

TAYLOR PORTER BROOKS PHILLIPS LLP: Darwin Featured in BRBA Member Spotlight Q&A

By Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips LLP | May 13, 2019

Taylor Porter attorney Caroline Darwin is featured in the Baton Rouge Bar Association newsletter and Member Spotlight Q&A, discussing her early career experience at Taylor Porter; education and law school background; community outreach; and advice for young lawyers.

TAYLOR PORTER BROOKS PHILLIPS LLP: Seiter Ranked Among Nation’s Top Tier in Healthcare Law by Clients, Chambers USA 2019

By Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips LLP | May 13, 2019

Taylor Porter Partner and Healthcare Practice Leader Patrick Seiter was ranked in the nation's top tier, Band 1, in healthcare law by clients and the Chambers USA 2019 rankings.

FLANAGAN PARTNERS LLP: Flanagan Partners Welcomes Two Experienced Lawyers to the Firm

By Flanagan Partners LLP | May 7, 2019

Flanagan Partners is pleased to welcome Andrew E. Galloway III and Sarah E. Stogner to the firm. Mr. Galloway and Ms. Stogner bring a wealth of experience to the firm’s transactions and litigation teams, particularly in the oil and gas industry.

FLANAGAN PARTNERS LLP: Flanagan Partners founder profiled by Chambers & Partners

By Flanagan Partners LLP | May 7, 2019

Chambers & Partners released its annual guide to lawyers practicing in the United States—Chambers USA 2019.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in 11 Louisiana Restaurants Paying $461,754 in Back Wages, Damages to 141 Employees

By US Department Labor | May 6, 2019

After investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), the owners and operators of a family of 11 restaurants with common ownership in Louisiana have paid $230,877 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to 141 employees for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) minimum wage, overtime, and recordkeeping requirements.

TAYLOR PORTER BROOKS PHILLIPS LLP: Barton Elected to Board of Directors of Manship Theatre

By Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips LLP | May 6, 2019

Taylor Porter Managing Partner Bob Barton has been elected to the board of directors of Manship Theatre, which located in downtown Baton Rouge in the Shaw Center for the Arts, provides music, film, theatre, arts, and dance, within in a 325-seat auditorium.

TAYLOR PORTER BROOKS PHILLIPS LLP: “Voir Dire: Selling Themes and Deselecting Jurors” - Groves Lowe Speaks at LSBA Jazz Fest CLE

By Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips LLP | May 6, 2019

Taylor Porter Partner Amy Groves Lowe was a guest speaker and presenter on "Voir Dire: Selling Themes and Deselecting Jurors," during a Louisiana State Bar Association CLE and also during the 2019 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival weekend.

JACKSON LEWIS: Chambers USA Recognizes Jackson Lewis and Its Attorneys in 2019 Edition

By Jackson Lewis LLP | Apr 30, 2019

Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and 72 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2019 Edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking the leading law firms in the U.S.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: Sweet Potato Farm to Pay $105,000 in Back Wages and Penalties to Settle U.S. Department of Labor Lawsuit for H-2a Visa Program Violations

By U.S. Department of Labor | Apr 30, 2019

To resolve a lawsuit filed with the Department of Labor's Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ), Earl Roy Farm of Louisiana LLC – based in Hessmer, Louisiana – has signed consent findings and will pay $71,611 in back wages to 76 employees, and $33,388 in civil money penalties.

TAYLOR PORTER BROOKS PHILLIPS LLP: Taylor Porter Sponsors 2019 BRAC Diversity in Business Luncheon

By Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips LLP | Apr 29, 2019

Taylor Porter is a supporting sponsor of the 2019 BRAC's annual Diversity in Business luncheon presented by ExxonMobil, to take place Tuesday, May 7, at the Renaissance Hotel.

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