PROPOSED NEW OVERTIME RULES

By John T. Cox, Jr. We have previously considered the confusion that often exists regarding “salaried” and “hourly” employees, and how many employers are under the impression that if an employee is paid a “salary, he or she is not entitled to overtime compensation, and seen that is not the actual test. However, under the…

Who is GINA and what should I know about her?

By Katherine Guidry Douthitt GINA is the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, a federal law that prohibits covered employers from using genetic information to make employment decisions about an employee.  Under GINA, genetic information includes family medical history, results of genetic testing, or participation in genetic research.  The federal law is applicable to any employer having…

WHAT ARE FIDUCIARY ROLES?

            By Rebecca L. Radford Louisiana law provides a number of fiduciary roles, many of which are often confused, but each of which have a distinct role in the management of assets on behalf of another and, sometimes, the management of the person. A tutor is a fiduciary for a…