NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Department of Labor says more north Louisiana child care businesses are paying workers a legal wage after a crackdown by the Wage and Hour Division. But it says a majority of such businesses in Bossier, Caddo, East Carroll, Lincoln and Ouachita parishes are still... more »
Labor Day will forever have a new meaning for Shannon Bourque of Breaux Bridge, who went into labor early Monday morning.
By 8:00 a.m., she had given birth to her second child, Laison, who weighed in at 8 lbs 5 oz.
"I'm just so glad that he's out... more »
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Workforce Commission has been awarded a grant of up to $999,863 from the U.S. Department of Labor that will be used to create the state's first longitudinal database for workforce data.
Louisiana was one of 13 states selected to receive the Workforce Data Quality... more »
Louisiana State Police had an increased number of troopers on patrol this Labor Day holiday. This extra allocation in manpower was due to overtime availability made possible by federal grants via the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. Louisiana State Police investigated zero fatality crashes this Labor Day weekend. Last year, there... more »
WASHINGTON — BP aims to permanently seal the ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well in the second week of September, a US official said Thursday, as pressure concerns further delayed final "bottom kill" operations.
"We should be looking somewhere in the week after Labor Day," US spill chief Thad... more »
Statement by US Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on Wage and Hour Division's increased enforcement and outreach efforts:
WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today issued the following statement regarding the increased enforcement and outreach efforts of the department's Wage and Hour Division:
"There... more »
Harold Anthony Holly (age 32, of Friendship Alley, Amelia) has been sentenced to 20 Years at Hard Labor and a $20,000 Fine for Distribution of Cocaine. On February 20, 2008, in Amelia, Harold Anthony Holly and another individual sold cocaine to an undercover agent of the St. Mary Parish Narcotics... more »