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Alleged civil rights violation sparks lawsuit against college

Employment litigation can come about for numerous reasons and some of the most damaging to a Louisiana business or institution are when there are allegations of discrimination. For an employer confronted with allegations of civil rights violations and a dismissal or refusal to hire someone because of religious reasons, it can cause long-term problems if they do not lodge a strong defense. Having a law firm that is experienced in employment law is integral to crafting a defense against these allegations.

Former employee faces accusations related to unfair competition

Business in Louisiana is tough. Success requires not just intuition, intelligence and knowhow, but also self-protection. There is a constantly looming threat that issues of unfair competition will arise. Often, this happens with former employees. Even if there was an agreement that there would not be direct competition, that frequently goes by the wayside when the former employee decides to start a competing business. This is when it is vital to understand how to move forward with business litigation with help from a law firm that is experienced in helping businesses protect their interests.

Understanding variances of offer and acceptance

When people go into business with one another in Louisiana, having a contract is a safe way to ensure that both sides are treated fairly and get what they intended from the relationship. There can, however, be confusion as to exactly what constitutes a contract, particularly when it comes to offer and acceptance of said contract. Understanding the different types of contracts that can be used to come to an agreement about the work and what to do if there is confusion regarding the contract is imperative to a business. This can avoid legal issues, such as a breach of contract and subsequent litigation or defend against it if it does come up.

Breach of contract alleged against Louisiana attorney general

Contract disputes are often viewed as being part of private business. However, these can arise in any kind of business, public or private. One such circumstance is when there is a contract dispute when governmental employees believe they should be granted a contract extension and political factors are alleged to be one of the main issues for the disagreement. For those who are facing claims related to breach of contract, a contract dispute or are confronted with litigation, it is crucial to have legal assistance from a law firm that is well-versed in contracts.

How does the WARN Act affect employers planning mass layoffs?

In Louisiana, when there are workers laid off, the initial reaction is to look negatively on the employer. However, there are often justifiable reasons that a company will do extensive layoffs. In addition, they are legally allowed to make this decision based on employment law.

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