Minimum wage increase and equal pay legislation fails on Senate floor
Posted on 3/28/2018 9:24:00 AM.
Minimum wage increase, pay secrecy, and equal pay for women legislation all died on the Senate floor Tuesday night. The bills are a major part of Governor John Bel Edwards agenda.
New Orleans Senator Troy Carter's bill would have increased the minimum wage from the federal level of $7.25-per-hour to $8.00 in 2019 and $8.50 by 2020.
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Senate Labor Committee approves minimum wage and equal pay bills
Posted on 3/15/2018 2:20:00 PM.

Governor John Bel Edwards appeared before the Senate Finance committee this morning to support a bills that would raise the minimum wage, mandate equal pay for women, and allow employees to openly discuss pay with other employees without retribution. Edwards made a campaign promise that he would fight for better wages.

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Bill to end pay secrecy in the workplace does not pass out of House Committee
Posted on 5/3/2017 12:20:00 PM.

A measure that attempts to end pay secrecy in the workplace died in the House Labor Committee on a 9 to 5 vote. The bill sought to allow employees to discuss salary without fear of retaliation from their bosses. Mandeville Representative Reid Falconer voiced his concerns that not every worker feels comfortable sharing their wages. He says this bill could pose problems with employees and employers.

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Legislation could end pay secrecy
Posted on 5/3/2017 2:56:00 AM.

A bill to be heard in the House Labor Committee today would protect employees from retaliation for talking about their wages. Vice President of the United Way of Southeast Louisiana Charmaine Caccioppi is an advocate for ending pay secrecy.

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