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  • Sheriff addresses jail employees' firing, resignations Play Video

    May 2, 2016 12:30 PM

    POINTE COUPEE - Two employees were fired and three resigned from the Pointe Coupee Parish detention center, according to the Pointe Coupee Sheriff’s Office. An investigation that started Apr. 26 led up to the terminations and resignations. The case is currently in the hands of the District Attorney. ... more »
  • Chevron expected to cut hundreds of jobs in Covington and Lafayette

    February 5, 2016 10:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Chevron North America issued a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Friday, announcing possible layouts at five of their offices in Covington and Lafayette. In a news release sent out today, the company said it's refocusing its efforts on increasing its efficiency and cutting costs due to the... more »
  • Wal-Mart to give pay raises to most of its workers

    January 20, 2016 1:49 PM

    NEW YORK - Most of Wal-Mart's U.S. employees will get raises as part of the world's largest retailer's previously announced commitment to invest in its workforce. Wal-Mart, which announced in October that it would invest $2.7 billion in its workforce over two years, said more than 1.2 million U.S.... more »
  • More than a dozen laid off at EBR Clerk of Court Play Video

    January 15, 2016 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than a dozen employees at the East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court's Office received pink slips over the past week. It's part of a measure to get the budget back in line and plug a $1.3 million hole. Joyce Swearingen's new year isn't off... more »
  • New attorney general asking employees to reapply for jobs

    December 2, 2015 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's next attorney general is asking current, at-will employees of the Department of Justice to submit resumes and reapply for their jobs if they want to stay for his administration. Republican Jeff Landry, who defeated GOP incumbent Buddy Caldwell last month, sent employees a letter thanking them... more »
  • Baton Rouge businesses now hiring for holiday season Play Video

    November 20, 2015 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Businesses around town are now looking for seasonal workers. Signs advertising for open positions are popping up all around. "We just hired three individuals today," said Charles Rodrigue, store manager at Calvin's Market. Rodrigue told News 2 that business usually starts picking up for them around football... more »
  • Buyouts, possible layoffs as Tulane deals with deficit

    October 13, 2015 6:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tulane University's president says employees will soon receive information on buyout offers. And he says that the university may have to lay people off if too few employees choose to leave. President Mike Fitts says in a message distributed to Tulane employees on Tuesday that details... more »
  • 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 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 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 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 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 »

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