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Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

526 Pine Street

New Orleans, LA 70118

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The Louisiana Wage Payment Act; Strategies and Pitfalls To Avoid In Low Wage Worker Advocacy; December 15, 2017, Loyola College of Law; 12:30 – 3:00 pm; Room 112

The two hour workshop will be presented by Professor Luz Molina, WJP staff attorney, Andrea M. Agee, and the WJP policy advocate, Erika Zucker.

This two hour CLE will focus on the Louisiana Wage Payment Act (LWPA), the statute that gives employees a right of action to recover from employers their unpaid wages, 90 day penalty wages, attorney fees and costs. One current defense strategy is to claim that the employee is an independent contractor, thus making the LWPA inapplicable. This CLE will discuss litigation strategies under the LWPA, from legal demand to judgment, with a special focus on low wage workers, who are most susceptible to wage theft and misclassification. We will also discuss how Louisiana courts, namely in the Fourth and Fifth Circuits, determine whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor under the Louisiana Supreme Court case of Hickman v. Southern Pacific Transportation Company, 51386, 262 So.2d 385, (05/01/1972).

There is no cost to attend and lunch will be served. Two hours of CLE credit has been requested. Registration and lunch starts at 12:30 pm. The presentation will begin at 1:00 pm. In addition to attorneys, the seminar is also opened to workers’ advocates, students and the Loyola community.

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