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  • State workers to get raises, redesigned pay scales

    June 30, 2017 11:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Thousands of Louisiana state employees will see boosted paychecks under a reworked pay scale backed by Gov. John Bel Edwards. The plan carries a $48 million annual price tag, but aims to reduce the millions lost to high turnover in critical, front-line jobs. The civil... more »
  • Louisiana senate rejects minimum wage increase

    May 24, 2017 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards' push to raise Louisiana's minimum wage has sputtered again in the Senate, leaving the state's lowest-wage workers to be paid at the federal rate of $7.25 per hour. The Senate Finance Committee voted 7-3 Wednesday against the proposal sponsored by Sen. Troy Carter,... more »
  • High turnover: La. civil service wants to change pay scales

    April 7, 2017 3:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's civil service agency wants to boost pay scales for rank-and-file state workers, hoping to shrink turnover rates and costs associated with lost employees. The proposal carries a $46 million price tag, to pay for an across-the-board, 2 percent pay hike and adjust the minimum salary ranges... more »
  • Baton Rouge woman arrested for contractor fraud

    March 28, 2017 2:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman was arrested for contractor fraud after she allegedly tried to take advantage of a flood victim. Deputies arrested 58-year-old Ora Williams of Baton Rouge after she reportedly lied to the victim about being a licensed contractor. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's... more »
  • BREC referees claim they aren't being paid on time Play Video

    March 11, 2017 11:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Calling basketball games is a workout for the men in the black and white stripes. They run up and down the court, keeping up with 10-year-olds, watching every dribble, shot, and pass for several games in row. But the some basketball referees for BREC say... more »
  • Governor Edwards, First Lady host equal pay summit

    March 9, 2017 5:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards hosted the Louisiana Equal Pay Summit on Friday morning. The summit was held in collaboration with the Governor's Office on Women's Policy. And we're off. @LEDLouisiana Secretary @DPiersonLA talks about how equal pay is good... more »
  • Philadelphia landlord fatally shoots tenant over unpaid rent

    January 24, 2017 4:10 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Police say a Philadelphia landlord fatally shot her tenant during a dispute over his unpaid rent. Capt. James Clark says 28-year-old Anthanasia Moncrief got into a shoving match with 32-year-old Richard Spadel during the argument shortly after 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Spadel had been renting a room from her.... more »
  • Officials reject New Orleans detectives' requested raises

    December 21, 2016 9:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - City government officials have rejected a local police union's request to give pay increases to all New Orleans police detectives. The Times-Picayune reports the city's Civil Service Commission on Monday unanimously rejected the request in a decision backed by the New Orleans Police Department. NOPD Capt. and... more »
  • Toyota to pay up to $3.4 billion to settle US truck lawsuit

    November 13, 2016 2:36 PM

    WASHINGTON - Toyota will pay up to $3.4 billion to settle a class action lawsuit brought by U.S. pickup truck and SUV owners whose vehicles lacked adequate rust protection. Court filings show that the settlement reached on October 31 covers 1.5 million vehicles, dealing a financial blow to the Japanese... more »
  • INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: Disaster restoration company under microscope for questionable actions Play Video

    September 12, 2016 4:55 PM

    ***Disclaimer: A number of businesses are named in a public document released to the Investigative Unit by the Ascension Parish School Board. Only Wallace, Rush and Schmidt Inc. (WRS) is the subject of this report. Blackmon Mooring/BMS has no affiliation with WRS.*** BATON ROUGE- There are serious allegations of... more »
  • Nearly 10,000 workers sue Chipotle for not paying them

    August 29, 2016 5:28 PM

    Former and current Chipotle employees have filed a lawsuit claiming that the company made them work extra hours "off the clock" without paying them. The suit was originally filed by a former Chipotle manager, Leah Turner, who claims she had to work without pay and was told to make... more »
  • Pay raises suspended for Louisiana's state workers next year

    June 16, 2016 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Tens of thousands of Louisiana state workers won't be getting pay raises next year. The Civil Service Commission voted 4-1 Thursday to block annual "performance adjustments" for more than 38,000 government workers, called classified employees. The pay raise suspension covers the budget year that begins July 1.... more »
  • Bridge traffic causes problems for WBR school system Play Video

    June 1, 2016 6:29 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The West Baton Rouge School System is evaluating the possibility of increasing teacher pay, in order to keep teachers from leaving the West bank. Superintendent Wesley Watts says traffic on the new Mississippi River Bridge is driving teachers away. "I had a teacher ask if... more »
  • Governor wants to suspend state worker pay raises next year

    May 4, 2016 12:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration wants to scrap pay raises for Louisiana's state workers next year, saying the state can't afford them. The governor's chief budget adviser Jay Dardenne asked the Civil Service Commission on Wednesday to block annual "performance adjustments" for rank-and-file government workers, called classified... more »
  • United Airlines workers ratify new contracts

    April 16, 2016 3:27 PM

    United Airlines workers have ratified a set of new contracts that will increase their pay and benefits over the next five years. Airline and union representatives said Saturday that the vote was "overwhelming" in favor of the contracts, which govern about 30,000 employees including airport workers, security officers and other... more »
  • Senate votes to curb last-minute pay raises from governors

    March 30, 2016 6:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governors would have limited ability to dole out last-minute pay raises, if the House agrees to a measure that won unanimous support from state senators. The bill by Republican Sen. Gerald Long would require the joint House and Senate budget committee to approve any salary boosts in... more »
  • Next Baton Rouge mayor will earn more than Kip Holden

    December 9, 2015 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The next mayor will earn $175,000 a year each year they are mayor thanks to a raise approved by the Metro Council Wednesday. The pay increase is for a flat, four-year salary. The mayor will not earn any pay raises. Voters in East Baton Rouge... more »
  • Applebee's to pay autistic cook who didn't get checks for a year

    October 23, 2015 6:43 AM

    PORTSMOUTH, R.I.- Applebee's officials say they will pay a Rhode Island man who worked at a restaurant for about a year and never received a paycheck. Caleb Dyl has autism and was placed in the job by the social service agency Resources for Human Development. He started working as a... more »
  • Highest paid YouTube stars

    October 15, 2015 8:57 PM

    LOS ANGELES- The highest paid YouTube celebrity is a 25-year-old who jokester who plays video games. Forbes magazine says Felix Kjellberg, who goes by the name "PewDiePie", tops its list of people who have turned online videos into cold cash by earning $12 million over the past year. ... more »
  • Civil service commissioner says state worker are "taken for granted" Play Video

    October 5, 2015 7:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Civil Service Commissioner Pete Fremin said he's "very disappointed" that more than 35,000 rank-and-file state workers didn't get their yearly pay raise. "This is the fourth or fifth year it's happened," said Fremin. Every year Louisiana workers get graded on how hard they work. If they... more »
  • Suspended CATS bus drivers awarded back pay

    October 1, 2015 9:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Bus driver union representatives said four CATS drivers will be rewarded back pay after fighting their suspensions. The drivers were suspended earlier this year for taking part in protests , union president Namoi Guy said Thursday evening. In February, people held signs outside the CATS terminal... more »
  • Appeals court rules NCAA in violation of antitrust laws

    September 30, 2015 11:29 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling against the NCAA saying its use of college athletes' names, images and likenesses violated antitrust laws but struck down a plan allowing schools to pay athletes up to $5,000. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Wednesday that... more »
  • Inmates worked without pay for jail officials

    August 16, 2015 3:06 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Former inmates at a Nashville jail say they worked without pay building cornhole games, plaques shaped like footballs, birdhouses and dog beds so that officials could sell them through their personal business. Former inmates Larry Stephney and Charles Brew say they were supposed to be tutors in... more »
  • Tangipahoa teachers to get extra funds

    July 13, 2015 9:12 AM

    AMITE- The Tangipahoa Parish School System will use extra state revenue it received for this school year to cover mandatory supplemental pay for certified teachers. The state legislature gave funding to public school districts outside the Minimum Foundation Program, a formula used to fund school systems, which they can put... more »
  • Lawmakers shoot down pay equality bill

    April 23, 2015 3:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Lawmakers have shot down two proposals aimed at making sure women earn pay equal to their male peers. Advocates for the measures say Louisiana has the nation's worst pay gap, with women on average making just 66 cents to every dollar earned by a man. Rep. Kenny Cox,... more »
  • Labor secretary says new overtime rules coming soon

    March 18, 2015 4:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - Labor Secretary Tom Perez says his agency is still working on President Barack Obama's directive a year ago to come up with new overtime rules so more workers would be eligible for higher pay for working beyond their scheduled hours. Perez told a House panel that his department... more »
  • Other businesses not worried about Walmart pay boost Play Video

    February 23, 2015 6:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Businesses in the Baton Rouge area said they didn't feel pressured by the decision from the world's largest retailer to raise pay for its lowest-paid workers. Walmart said they will raise their lowest-paid positions to $10 an hour in order to attract and retain more workers.... more »
  • Daily rate paid to state lawmakers dropped slightly

    December 12, 2014 3:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Compensation for Louisiana's lawmakers has fallen slightly. The payment legislators get for each day they are in session, attending interim committee meetings or participating in other meetings related to their position has dropped from $153 to $150. Under state law, that "per diem" payment is tied to... more »
  • Metro Council wants pay raises in budget

    November 10, 2014 8:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council members have been flipping through the mayor's proposed budget that they will vote on next month. But some say the key missing element is an across-the-board pay raise for city workers. Mayor-President Kip Holden officially unveiled his proposed 2015 budget last... more »
  • New city budget doesn't include raises, but beefs up police force

    November 5, 2014 6:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The mayor released his proposed budget for the city-parish Wednesday and it did not include a raise for all city workers but promised raises instead. For years, rank and file workers have asked for an increase. Last year, the city performed a pay study to determine possible... more »

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