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The LA Minimum Wage Has a New Adversary…. Unions

Friday, 31 July 2015 09:33 Written by
Earlier this year, the City of Los Angeles decided to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Los Angeles has become the latest and largest city to raise the minimum wage in recent years. Hikes in minimum wage are typically pushed by progressive groups; however, some labor organizations have been leading an effort to exempt unionized workers from the new wage increases. Wait, what? I thought unions were pro worker. You are right, but…
Hillar Moore elected president of state DA group; BRAVE back-to-school event Saturday: Weekly Business Bulletin
Friday, 31 July 2015 08:24 Written by
Here's your weekly round-up of appointments, announcements and awards that happened in Baton Rouge for the week ending July 31, 2015. Hillar Moore elected president of Louisiana District Attorneys Association Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar C. Moore III has been elected president of the Louisiana District Attorneys Association. Moore is District Attorney in the 19th Judicial District of Louisiana in East Baton Rouge Parish. Also elected were:First Vice President J. Reed Walters, District Attorney (28th
84 Lumber hit with subpoena in Louisiana
Friday, 31 July 2015 08:03 Written by
The Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors has subpoenaed representatives from 84 Lumber to provide company documents and appear in Baton Rouge for a hearing on Aug. 20 to answer questions about how the Washington County building supply company handled federal contracts to rebuild two schools and a fire station following Hurricane Katrina. The subpoena issued July 24 by the State Licensing Board for Contractors indicates the hearing is being called because it believes 84…
84 Lumber hit with subpoena in La.
Friday, 31 July 2015 04:24 Written by
The Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors has subpoenaed representatives from 84 Lumber to provide company documents and appear in Baton Rouge for a hearing on Aug. 20 to answer questions about how the Washington County building supply company handled federal contracts to rebuild two schools and a fire station following Hurricane Katrina. The subpoena issued July 24 by the State Licensing Board for Contractors indicates the hearing is being called because it believes 84…
Love and Lust rec: 'Prickly Business' by Piper Vaughn and Kenzie Cade
Thursday, 30 July 2015 23:20 Written by
Prickly Business by Piper Vaughn and Kenzie Cade.(Photo: Dreamspinner Press) CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Prickly Business by Piper Vaughn and Kenzie Cade What it's about (courtesy Dreamspinner Press): Some people might call Avery Babineaux a prick. He's a hedgehog shifter from an old-money Louisiana family with a penchant for expensive shoes and a reputation for being a judgmental snob. His attitude is why he and his fated mate are estranged.
La-Z-Boy wins state safety honor
Thursday, 30 July 2015 23:14 Written by
La-Z-Boy, Inc., in Dayton, Tenn., was one of five Tennessee companies chosen to receive the Commissioner's Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health. TOSHA Administrator Steve Hawkins presented the award this week to the furniture maker, which employs 1,344 people at its Dayton plant — the biggest employer in Rhea County. La-Z-Boy in Dayton has worked more than 4.2 million hours without a lost-time workplace injury or illness. The site's lost-time injury-free record dates…
A Tradition in La Porte, Sauers Buick GMC's Car Show and Family Fun Fair is Approaching!
Thursday, 30 July 2015 21:59 Written by
Written by Sauers Buick GMC Last Updated on 30 July 2015 A tradition 11 years strong, it’s time once again for the annual Sauers Buick GMC Car Show and Family Fun Fair on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. The
Louisiana business community doesn't rely on tax votes when endorsing legislators
Thursday, 30 July 2015 20:43 Written by
During Louisiana's 2015 legislative session, the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry talked some tough talk about repercussions for lawmakers who voted to increase taxes and rollback state industry incentives. But those tax votes haven't been much of factor in the endorsements made by the organization's political arm so far. Over half of the 52 early endorsements LABI issued to sitting legislators Thursday (July 30) went to people who voted for tax bills the
Greg Storey finds Game of La Junta
Thursday, 30 July 2015 19:09 Written by
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Louisiana business lobby endorses 4 education board candidates
Thursday, 30 July 2015 17:53 Written by
The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry announced its first four endorsements Thursday (July 30) in the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education races. Three incumbents and one Baton Rouge newcomer got the nod:District 1 -- Jim Garvey, lawyer, MetairieDistrict 2 -- Kira Orange Jones, Teach for America director, New OrleansDistrict 7 -- Holly Boffy, education consultant, LafayetteDistrict 8 -- Jada Lewis, assistant engineering dean at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.The board has eight

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