Minimum wage

December 19, 2017 - 4:52 pm
( -- Louisiana is tied with Mississippi for the second highest rate of "food insecurity," according to Hunger Free America. Spokesperson Magen Allen of Hunger Free America says the survey shows that 14 percent of working adults in Louisiana suffered from food insecurity at some point...
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December 06, 2017 - 11:06 am
Should tipped service industry employees be allowed to keep their tips; or should a manager collect all the tips and distribute them among servers and “back-of-the-house” employees, like cooks and dishwashers? The Trump Administration has announced plans to have the Labor Department change the...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 file photo, an Uber App is displayed on a phone in London. Britain's Employment Appeal Tribunal Friday Nov. 10, 2017 ruled that drivers of the ride-hailing service Uber are entitled to basic protections such as a guaranteed minimum wage and paid time off. Judge Jennifer Eady dismissed an appeal Friday from the company in a closely watched decision that is expected to have broad implications for the so-called gig economy. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file)
November 10, 2017 - 5:23 pm
LONDON (AP) — Uber lost the latest round in the battle over its operating model Friday, when a British panel ruled that the company's drivers are workers, not independent contractors, in a decision with broad implications for the so-called gig economy. The Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld a lower...
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November 10, 2017 - 5:21 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the ongoing legal cases against Uber (all times local): 11:20 a.m. The ride-hailing app Uber says it will appeal a U.K. decision that would in effect give drivers rights such as guaranteed minimum wage and holiday pay. Tom Elvidge, the company's acting general manager in...
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September 20, 2017 - 8:51 am
( Governor John Bel Edwards released an email poll asking if Louisiana residents support raising the minimum wage. ULM Political Science Professor Dr. Joshua Stockley says this survey is more about fundraising, as many of his supporters already want to increase the state’s minimum wage,...
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May 24, 2017 - 4:56 pm
( -- A measure that would raise the minimum wage to $8 an hour beginning on July 1st of 2018 was killed by the Senate Finance Committee for a second consecutive year. The bill is by New Orleans Senator Troy Carter who says raising the minimum wage will benefit the state as a whole. “The...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
May 18, 2017 - 4:24 pm
On Wednesday, the Louisiana Senate Labor Committee approved a bill by a 4-2 vote. What would that bill do, you ask? It would raise the minimum wage here in the Bayou State. State Senator Troy Carter authored the bill, and I spoke to him about the legislation. “It's been many years since we've had...
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May 17, 2017 - 10:40 am
(AP) _ Senators seeking to boost Louisiana's minimum wage are making another push for the proposal this legislative session, an issue championed by Gov. John Bel Edwards. The Senate Labor Committee voted 4-2 Wednesday to advance the wage hike to the full Senate. The proposal made it that far last...
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May 17, 2017 - 8:43 am
( New Orleans Senator Troy Carter hopes legislation to increase the state’s minimum wage will get more support this year than in years past. Today, the Senate Labor Committee takes up Carter’s bill, which would raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50 an hour over two years. “We’re...
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