Labor & Employment Law Changes Under President Biden

GNOEA met in person, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at Messina’ Rooftop on Basin for an overview of Labor and Employment law changes under the Biden administration. Tim Scott, Attorney and Partner for Fisher Philips and GNOEA President, educated the group on the American Rescue Plan and its impact on unemployment during the pandemic. He encouraged all to have a good working relationship with independent contractors as company audits return to enforce filing I-9 forms. He addressed workplace safety and encouraged all to follow CDC guidelines as it relates to COVID-19. He also covered issues such as employee leaves, wages, and pay equity.

More about the speaker: Timothy Scott, Partner for Fisher Philips New Orleans 

Meeting presentation will be in Meeting Archives.

Membership News

Potential Members

New Member Recruitment: If you have a prospect, please have them connect with Julie Couret at [email protected]

A list of open classifications can be found here.

Thank Yous & Announcements

Invocation by Alison Barrios, Barrios Real Estate Group

Brien Lundin, Jefferson Financial, thanked members for allowing him to serve as their president for the last six months.

Richard Juge, REMAX Commercial Brokers, thanked Jacquie Bonano, JB Communications, for her help with an for a Baton Rouge publication.

Board nominees for the July – December 2021 term: John Zollinger, Home Bank, George Messina, Messina’s, Inc., Alison Barrios, Barrios Real Estate Group,  John Lagarde, Classic Cupboards, replacing Kenny Knobloch, Tyler Hatrel, Kevin Laborde, Kevin Pedeaux. No other nominations were submitted from the floor. All were in favor.

Q3 2021 dues invoices will be emailed soon. Electronic payment is preferred.

Member survey results on future in-person meetings: the consensus by a three to one margin was to meet in person. Speaker suggestions should be forwarded to program chairman, Kevin Pedeaux at [email protected]


Upcoming Meeting Schedule

July 20th – Rafael C. Goyeneche III, President Metropolitan Crime Commission – Rooftop on Basin

July 27th – Ms. Terri Edwards, Area Port Director for Customs & Border Protection Port of New Orleans – Rooftop on Basin followed by board meeting.

August 3rd – Michael Hecht, President of GNO, Inc. – Rooftop on Basin

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Please contact Kevin Pedeaux @ [email protected], President-Elect/ Program Chair if you would like to be added to the presentation schedule or would like to recommend a speaker.