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Degan, Blanchard & Nash

Degan, Blanchard & Nash is a full-service law firm located in the New Orleans Central Business District, as well as in Baton Rouge, Louisiana's state capitol.

400 Poydras Street, Suite 2600 Texaco Center - New Orleans, LA 70130


Farrugia Law Firm, LLC

New Orleans Attorney Committed to Excellent Legal Representation

1100 Poydras Street, Suite 2010 - New Orleans, LA 70163


Juneau David, APLC

Juneau David is an AV-rated law firm offering full service representation for its clients in litigation and complex legal matters on a local, regional, and national basis.

P.O. Box 51268 - Lafayette, LA 70505


Wilkinson, Carmody & Gilliam

Wilkinson, Carmody & Gilliam is the oldest law firm in the region and has maintained a tradition of excellence in the practice of law in Shreveport, Louisiana since the firm was established in 1895.

400 Travis Street, Suite 1700 - Shreveport, CA 71101


In Louisiana, like anywhere else, employment plays a main role in people’s lives. Employment is a vital part of society and Louisiana labor laws equalize the bargaining power between employer and employees in order to maintain a balance and satisfying environment for society.

Union affiliation of employed wage and s

Beginning in January 2003, data reflect revised population controls used in the household survey. Data refer to the sole or principal job of full- and part-time workers exluded are all self-employed workers regardless of whether in Louisiana
Total Employed 2003. 1,685
Total Members of unions 109
Percent of Employed 6.5
Total Employed Represented by Unions 132
Persent Total Employed 2004 7.9
Total Employed 2004. 1,697
Total Members of unions 129
Percent of Employed 7.6
Total Employed Represented by Unions 157
Persent of Total Employed 2004 9.3

Source: U.S.Bureau of Labor Statistics

Labor laws in Louisiana primarily regulate the relationship between employers and unions and grant employees the rights to engage in certain activities, such as strikes, to have their demands fulfilled. Louisiana workers rely on labor laws to rectify unfair employment practices. Our Louisiana labor law lawyers have dealt with various cases protecting each worker's and employer’s rights in order to maintain a fair relationship between both parties.

Our Louisiana labor law lawyers specialize in all aspects of labor law and possess solid knowledge concerning:

  • Arbitration / grievances / mediation
  • Business immigration
  • Collective bargaining
  • Discrimination law
  • Employment agreements
  • Employment class action defense
  • Employment counseling
  • Employment litigation
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Labor relations
  • Occupational safety & health
  • Strike support
  • Supervisor training
  • Workplace security
  • Wrongful discharge

Maintaining an equal and fair employee/employer relationship should be in everybody’s interest. If you have any questions, or if you are concerned that one of your rights as a Louisiana worker or employer has been violated, contact one of our Louisiana labor law lawyers immediately.

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Louisiana Audio

Labor Dept. Expands Overtime Laws

AUDIO, RM, 44Kbps, 4:09, 4/20/2004

The Bush administration releases new rules governing which employees have the right to receive overtime pay. While not as far-reaching as some lawmakers had desired, the central revision raises the threshold for overtime from workers earning $65,000 to those making $100,000.
Source: NPR


News about Labor Law cases in Louisiana and nationwide:

Judge Approves $5 Million Settlement Of Job Bias Lawsuits Against Woodward Governor

A federal judge has given final approval to a $5 million settlement resolving two consolidated class action employment discrimination lawsuits agai... Read more >

Wal-Mart Agrees to Pay Fine for Violating Child Labor Laws

Company Also Signs Compliance Agreement with Labor Department WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Labor has fined Wal-Mart $135,540 in c... Read more >

Sponsored By The Labor Department’s

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Department of Labor will hold a free workshop to help employers and pension plan administrators comply with the Employee R... Read more >

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Employment Topics

  • Collective Bargaining
  • Discrimination law
  • Employment Agreements
  • Employment Litigation
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Labor relations
  • Mediation
  • Occupational safety & health
  • Strike Support
  • Wrongful Discharge

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Employment Terms

Bear market

A market in which, in a time of falling prices, shareholders may rush to sell their stock shares, adding to the downward momentum.

Dow Jones Industrial Average

A stock price index, based on 30 prominent stocks, that is a commonly used indicator of general trends in the prices of stocks and bonds in the United States.

American Stock Exchange

One of the key stock exchanges in the United States, it consists mainly of stocks and bonds of companies that are small to medium-sized, compared with the shares of large corporations traded on the New York Stock Exchange..

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