The Department of Children and Family Services is authorized by
law to intercept, encumber, freeze, or seize unemployment
compensation benefits in cases where there is a child support
arrearage or child support overpayment made to a custodial
Act No. 87, signed into law by Governor Jindal on May 11, 2012,
clarifies and aligns existing state law with federal law by
specifying that child support overpayments are excluded from
recovery from unemployment compensation benefits.
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Our speakers will walk attendees through some of the main legislative and regulatory changes on the nation’s immigration horizon and comment on their prospects, separate rhetoric and speculation from fact, discuss the fate of (by then) former president Obama’s contested executive orders on immigration, and highlight the considerations that employers may want to bear in mind to help them prepare their workforces.
In the wake of a tumultuous election where immigration figured as one of the most prominent and hotly-contested issues, and with the January 2017 arrival of a new administration under President-elect Donald Trump and a Republican-controlled Congress, many elements of the nation’s immigration system are subject to changes that could hold significant implications for employers.
Employees continue to file claims of retaliation, based on both federal and state laws, with ever-increasing frequency. In fact, employees assert retaliation—which is the most frequently alleged basis of discrimination—in nearly 45 percent of all charges they file with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Join our speakers for a discussion of the current state of retaliation law, the reason why retaliation claims are so popular with plaintiffs and their counsel, and employer strategies for decreasing the risk of liability (such as implementing more effective reporting mechanisms for complaints, adopting stronger internal policies, conducting thorough investigations, training supervisors, and more).
Today, the California Supreme Court ruled that California law strictly prohibits on-duty rest periods. "What [the law] require[s] instead is that employers relinquish any control over how employees spend...
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