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Why Even Right to Work States Should Celebrate National Employee Freedom Week
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Why Even Right to Work States Should Celebrate National Employee Freedom Week

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Not surprisingly, the survey also found that nearly 40 percent of Americans across the country hand over a chunk of their hard-earned paychecks to their union bosses without knowing they have other options.

Why Louisiana Needs Paycheck Protection
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Why Louisiana Needs Paycheck Protection

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Paycheck Protection makes sense because it gets Louisiana taxpayers out of the business of political fundraising for special interests.

Louisiana’s Declining Labor Force Participation Rate
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Louisiana’s Declining Labor Force Participation Rate

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Today the Pelican Institute for Public Policy, in cooperation with The Liberty Foundation, offers new data focusing on the Labor Force Participation Rate (LFPR), with a special focus on gender and minority groups.

Small Businesses Rate Louisiana #7 for Best Training Programs, State Earns B+ Overall
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Small Businesses Rate Louisiana #7 for Best Training Programs, State Earns B+ Overall

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Thumbtack.com, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, has released the second-annual Thumbtack.com Small Business Friendliness Survey showing that small businesses rated Louisiana among the most business friendly states, particularly in terms of its training programs and labor regulations.

Will Independent Contractors Be Reclassified Out of Existence?
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Will Independent Contractors Be Reclassified Out of Existence?

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The proposed Labor Department budget for fiscal year 2013 includes money for 35 new investigators to dig through business records and go after employers and employees who contract independently.