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  • Financial health of state worker insurance program improved

    September 30, 2015 3:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After hemorrhaging cash for months, Louisiana's health insurance program for state workers, public school employees and retirees is back on solid footing. The financial improvement, however, came only after Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration lessened benefits and raised costs on many workers. An update released this week from... more »
  • SEC requires companies to reveal CEO-vs-worker pay gap

    August 5, 2015 12:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - Federal regulators are requiring companies to reveal the pay gap between CEOs and their employees. The Securities and Exchange Commission voted Wednesday to order most public companies to disclose the ratio between their chief executives' annual compensation and median, or midpoint, employee pay. The new rule will... more »
  • St. George Fire Department to hire more firefighters check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 7, 2015 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - St. George Fire Department Chief Jerry Tarleton said his department is battling a different kind of fire right now: a worrying shortage of recruits. Tarleton said right now the department is down 23 firefighters, which is impacting their ability to bring all their equipment to bear... more »
  • IBM opens downtown offices check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 1, 2015 7:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After a long wait and plenty of time in temporary digs, the offices of IBM finally opened at their new location on North Street in Downtown Baton Rouge Friday. The project has been two years in the making. It sounds like a long time, but everything... more »
  • In wake of arrest, board dismantles maintenance department check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 14, 2015 10:14 PM

    BAKER - Maintenance workers with the Baker School System stood before the school board Tuesday to plead for their job, as an agenda item called for the elimination of a department with four employees. One of the workers who was set to lose his position asked, "What do we... more »
  • Nearly 40 percent of Wal-Mart's US workers to get pay raises

    February 19, 2015 10:17 AM

    BENTONVILLE, AR - Wal-Mart is spending $1 billion to make changes to how it pays and trains U.S. hourly workers. As part of its biggest investment in worker training and pay ever, Wal-Mart tells The Associated Press that within the next six months it will give raises to about 500,000... more »
  • Southern hosts IBM recruiters check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 4, 2015 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University is getting their students a head start in the workforce. The school is fostering a relationship with The International Business Machines corporation (IBM) to get their students jobs and internships. IBM recruiters met with Southern students Wednesday to accept resumes and conduct interviews.... more »
  • Ex-employees sue Sony Pictures over hacked personal details

    December 16, 2014 1:02 PM

    NEW YORK - Two former employees of Sony Pictures Entertainment are suing the company for not preventing hackers from stealing nearly 50,000 social security numbers, salary details and other personal information from current and former workers. The federal suit alleges that emails and other information leaked by the hackers show... more »
  • La high court hears fired school workers' case

    September 4, 2014 1:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's Supreme Court now is set to decide a case involving more than 7,000 employees fired by the New Orleans school system after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. Lower courts have ruled that the employees, including teachers, teacher aides and others, were denied due process and are... more »
  • Obama offers new accommodations on birth control

    August 22, 2014 12:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration will offer a new accommodation to religious nonprofits that object to covering birth control for their employees. The measure allows those groups to notify the government, rather than their insurance company, that birth control violates their religious beliefs. The government is also extending an existing... more »
  • Layoffs of Louisiana state employee tapering off

    August 11, 2014 4:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After six years of state worker layoffs, no rank-and-file state employees have been targeted for pink slips this budget year. That's according to the Department of Civil Service, which issued its latest monthly report on layoffs Monday. Nearly 8,400 classified state employees - those who have civil... more »
  • Retired state workers could see bigger checks

    December 9, 2013 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Retired state workers could see an increase in their pension checks for the first time in five years. The four statewide retirement boards are preparing to ask the legislature to approve a cost of living increase for tens of thousands of retirees over the age of... more »
  • Pentagon: Most furloughed civilians ordered back

    October 5, 2013 1:05 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Pentagon is ordering most of its approximately 400,000 furloughed civilian employees back to work. The decision by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is based on a Pentagon legal interpretation of a law called the Pay Our Military Act. That measure was passed by Congress and signed by... more »
  • Labor probe finds more than $73K due to employees

    March 27, 2013 7:46 AM

    HOUMA - An electrical company has paid more than $73,000 in back wages to 15 current and former employees following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor. The department found that Eagle Electric Inc. failed to pay employees prevailing wage rates, overtime and fringe benefits for work on a... more »
  • Coca-Cola to cut 750 jobs in US

    March 21, 2013 9:28 AM

    NEW YORK - Coca-Cola says it's cutting 750 jobs in the U.S. as it continues to streamline its business. The world's biggest beverage maker says the jobs cuts will be across the board and that affected individuals will be notified in coming weeks. The cuts represent roughly 1 percent of... more »
  • Survey: Low-wage workers gloomy about future

    March 20, 2013 7:51 AM

    WASHINGTON - A new survey says many Americans earning $35,000 a year or less view their jobs as a dead end. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey polled lower-wage workers and employers. Sixty-seven percent of the workers said they see "a little" or "no opportunity"... more »
  • E. Feliciana Parish jurors raise workers' pay

    February 20, 2013 7:06 AM

    CLINTON - The East Feliciana Parish Police Jury has approved pay raises of 50 cents an hour for its 23 employees that will cost the parish about $24,000. The jury's Personnel and Finance committees proposed the cost-of-living raises Tuesday, while taking no action regarding merit raises for key personnel. The... more »
  • Official: Report on leave inaccurate

    January 15, 2013 9:02 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - Iberville Parish School Superintendent Ed Cancienne has challenged the facts stated in a recent attorney general's opinion alleging the school district had violated state law by letting 12-month employees work "skeleton shifts" during holiday breaks. Cancienne and Brandie Blanchard, the district's personnel coordinator, told members of the Iberville... more »
  • Donaldsonville employees get pay raise

    January 11, 2013 6:54 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Full-time Donaldsonville city employees are getting their first pay raise in five years. City officials said workers will receive a 3.5 percent across-the-board raise, with the remaining pay boosts awarded based on merit at Mayor Leroy Sullivan Sr.'s discretion. Funding for the $74,530 in raises will... more »
  • Sorrento hires 2 new police officers

    December 31, 2012 8:35 AM

    SORRENTO - The shorthanded Sorrento Police Department will get some much-needed help soon. The Town Council unanimously approved during a special meeting Friday the hiring of two new police officers. James Bell, who Police Chief Earl Theriot said had worked previously for the Scott Police Department, and former... more »
  • 4 ex-LSU Eunice employees charged with theft

    December 28, 2012 1:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Acadia Parish prosecutors have filed theft and forgery charges against four former LSU Eunice employees accused of running up nearly $160,000 in fraudulent purchases made with school-issued credit cards. Court records show federal authorities also are investigating allegations that four women who worked in the school's Office of... more »
  • Slidell mayor warns of possible layoffs

    November 8, 2012 8:45 AM

    SLIDELL - Slidell Mayor Freddy Drennan has warned city workers about possible layoffs beginning in January because of an unexpected slump in city sales tax revenues. Drennan says he met with many of the city's 300 employees on Tuesday and notified them that jobs may be cut if the... more »
  • WBR school employees to get extra check

    October 18, 2012 7:32 AM

    PORT ALLEN - The West Baton Rouge Parish School Board has unanimously approved a request from Superintendent David Corona to give the district's nearly 600 employees a 13th check in the amount of $800. The check will be issued to employees in December and funded through the school district's... more »
  • E. Feliciana school board panel votes for layoffs

    October 11, 2012 10:20 AM

    CLINTON - The East Feliciana School Board's Finance Committee has voted to support laying off enough school employees to offset a looming deficit resulting from a drop in enrollment. The recommendation to begin the layoffs effective Oct. 31 goes to the full board for consideration at a special meeting Tuesday.... more »
  • Four DPW workers arrested in EBR for fuel theft

    October 2, 2012 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested four Department of Public Works employees in East Baton Rouge Parish in suspicion of stealing gas from city-parish fueling stations. According to the EBR Mayor-President's Office, police arrested Ensley Joseph, Rodney Maxwell, Joyce Gatlin, and Lawrence Smith this morning. Interim Public Works Director... more »
  • Student enrollment drops, employees cut in EFP check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 28, 2012 6:00 PM

    CLINTON - Students in East Feliciana Parish school are leaving the parish. As a result, 20 school employees could lose their jobs. The district lost more than 100 students this year, resulting in a decrease of $800,000 in state money for the year. To make up for the loss,... more »
  • Donaldsonville approves employee raises

    September 28, 2012 10:10 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The Donaldsonville City Council has approved a plan that would give municipal employees a pay raise for the first time in five years. However, councilmen altered a proposed plan by the city administration to do so, choosing a merit-based system rather than an across-the-board increase. Finance... more »
  • La. continues to shed state government jobs

    September 17, 2012 9:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A total of 173 state employees have been laid off in the first two months of the fiscal year that started July 1. Lindsay Ruiz de Chavez, with the state Department of Civil Service, says the latest figures show that from July 1, 2008, to Aug.... more »
  • New tax allows teachers to resume receiving raises

    September 12, 2012 7:41 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A half-cent sales tax voters approved in April will allow West Feliciana Parish school employees this year to regain their annual step raises for the first time in two years. Although the general fund budget for 2012-13 the school board does not include a cost-of-living raise,... more »
  • State offices staying closed in 13 parishes

    August 30, 2012 7:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Flooding, road conditions and power outages in the wake of Isaac led officials to keep state offices in 13 parishes closed Friday. Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater announced state offices would be closed in the following parishes: Plaquemines St. Bernard Orleans ... more »
  • BRPD investigating "unusual" robbery, kidnapping check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 6, 2012 3:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police said three fast food workers were kidnapped by two armed suspects during a robbery near Sherwood Forest and Coursey Boulevard overnight. An employee at the store said two men walked in with their faces covered and demnaded cash. The workers at the store complied, and were... more »
  • Report: Nuclear safety chief bullied workers

    June 26, 2012 3:36 PM

    WASHINGTON- An internal investigation has concluded that the departing chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission engaged in bullying and intimidation, creating a tense working environment at the agency. The report by the NRC's inspector general found at least 15 instances when NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko acted in a way that... more »
  • The Times-Picayune employees learn fate

    June 12, 2012 10:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Employees are meeting with managers of The Times-Picayune as the newspaper prepares to trim its staff and publish three days a week. Parent company Advance Publications plans to form a new company to oversee one of the nation's oldest newspapers and its affiliated website, NOLA.com. The Times-Picayune... more »
  • Kinder casino seeking employees

    April 9, 2012 7:52 AM

    KINDER - A job fair is set for Tuesday for the Coushatta Casino Resort, which says it needs employees for its new casino-hotel development in Kinder and other corporate positions. The event will take place from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Northwest Community Center in Eunice. It's co-sponsored by the... more »
  • State employees could get pay raises next year

    March 9, 2012 6:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has opened the door for pay raises for some state employees in the next fiscal year. Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater says agencies aren't getting money to pay for salary boosts, but they can give raises if they can find savings in their... more »
  • Employees advised they can oppose pension changes

    March 8, 2012 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The civil service department is advising Louisiana's state employees that they can talk with lawmakers, testify at legislative hearings, attend public rallies and otherwise express their views on Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposals to change their retirement benefits and contributions. The Advocate reports that the department issued a memo... more »
  • Jeanerette planning to lay off city employees

    December 19, 2011 5:36 AM

    JEANERETTE - The city will have to lay off some of its employees, though it's not known yet how many will be terminated. Jeanerette officials have been cutting back on expenses, including trimming the number of hours each week that City Hall is open. Mayor Tim de'Clouet told the Board... more »
  • Illegal Christmas bonuses? check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 15, 2011 7:31 AM

    PORT ALLEN - The fallout from former Port Allen mayor Derek Lewis's corruption scandal has trickled down to city officials. And now, the city council has uncovered financial wrongdoings stemming back to 1994. An audit recently revealed that employees unknowingly received thousands of dollars in Christmas bonuses that... more »
  • Five DPW workers suspended

    August 1, 2011 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Five Department of Public Works employees in Baton Rouge face suspension without pay after errors were discovered on their timesheets. Housekeeper Ruth Stephney was suspended two days without pay. Trades technician Michael Robinson and custodian Earlene Carney will both face five-day suspensions without pay. Trades technician... more »
  • Jindal continues state's partial hiring freeze

    July 7, 2011 10:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has started the new budget year by ordering a partial hiring freeze that will require most state agencies to get approval from Jindal's budget chief before adding new workers. The executive order announced Thursday, covers the 2011-12 fiscal year, which ends June 30.... more »
  • Krotz Spring PD gets new employees

    January 17, 2011 5:44 PM

    KROTZ SPRINGS - The Krotz Springs Police Department is returning to normal, after nearly the entire department quit and more than a dozen new police officers were hired. Most of the department resigned just before the new chief, Norman Mouille, took office. After quickly going through both old and... more »

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