New report: The State of Working New Orleans

In 2016, visitors to New Orleans spent $7.41 billion in our city, an increase of 5.1% over the previous year, which had also broken records. We also hosted a record number of visitors – nearly 10.5 million people came to enjoy all New Orleans has to offer. But New Orleans workers are left out of this success. Low wages predominate across sectors of the economy – from accommodation and food service, to retail, healthcare, education, and construction.

In a new report, The State of Working New Orleans – the Industries that Sustain the Status Quo, the WJP builds a picture of the poverty among working people in New Orleans and sets out recommendations for the next mayor to raise the living and working standards for ALL New Orleans residents.

Read the full report here The State of Working New Orleans

 

Louisiana nursing home operator pays nearly $120K in penalties, back wages, damages to resolve violations following federal investigation – United States Department of Labor

NEW ORLEANS – Two U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigations found that a nursing care operator with multiple southern Louisiana facilities violated the minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Source: Louisiana nursing home operator pays nearly $120K in penalties, back wages, damages to resolve violations following federal investigation – United States Department of Labor

Workers, individuals and families needing home care, and employers can find more information about the wage laws that apply by clicking here.