Louisiana

Louisiana finds record number of workers ID’d as contractors 

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  From The Advocate, Ted Griggs reports that Louisiana found a record number of workers classified as independent contractors that should have been classified as employees.  Ted writes: The Louisiana Workforce Commission identified a record 19,956 workers that employers misclassified as independent contractors in 2015. The agency also found employers had more than $50 million…

Louisiana legislature ensures franchisees are the sole employers of their workers

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From Lexology, Katherine E. Pizzini reports a new stature in Louisiana that provides that owners of a franchise are the sole employers of their employees.  While the statute did not specifically address the classification of workers as employees or independent contractors, by stating that an employee is only an employee of the franchise owner, Louisiana affirmed…

Contractor sues for alleged on the job injury

The Louisiana Record reports a case in which a painter is suing a real estate company for injuries he incurred while painting.  It reports: “An independent contractor is suing a local subdivision over injuries he sustained on the job. David Gayden filed suit against Westhaven LLC and Bilwood Smith Real Estate Incorporated in the 19th…