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Times-Picayune sued for wrongful discharge of employees

In today's constantly changing economic landscape, companies may merge and have layoffs. Yet, not all layoffs are proper and legal. Eight former employees of The Times-Picayune newspaper have filed a lawsuit against their former employer alleging such wrongful discharge or termination.

Woman suing Fox Network for wrongful discharge

Most people today use email to routinely communicate with family, friends, business associates and more. However, residents in Louisiana and across the nation may not realize that even though email is a fast and convenient way to communicate, using one's work email for purposes other than those related to one's job duties may result in them being terminated from their position due to a violation of a work policy.

Dish Network service restored after contract deal reached

Louisiana residents who are TV aficionados can breathe a sigh of relief that portions of their Dish Network TV service has been restored after a 14 hour outage. The outage ended when Dish Network and Hearst Television were able to meet each other half way and come to terms with their latest agreement. Finalizing the agreement meant that 25 different markets, including New Orleans, that were receiving Hearst stations had those stations finally restored.

Louisiana firm acquired by a major wealth management firm

Growth of businesses occurs through various means such as through partnerships with other businesses, and through mergers & acquisitions. Our Louisiana residents will find it interesting to learn that one of the major wealth management firms, Focus Financial Partners, which has roughly $70 billion in client assets recently acquired a Lafayette, LA advisory firm Summit Financial.

Bus system expected to run regardless of contract

Most people, at some point in their lives, have used public transit for work, school and more. In fact, according to reports, nearly 1.2 million people ride the bus annually. Thus, if bus service were to halt due to a contract dispute or failure to renew a contract, a large segment of the population which relies on the public transit for their daily activities could be adversely impacted.

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