Taylor Porter L&E Team Leader Speaks at Annual Baton Rouge SHRM Fall Conference

October 04, 2017

Taylor Porter Partner and Employment and Labor Law Practice Team Leader Vicki Crochet presented, "Trump Card: How The New Administration Will Impact Human Resources," at the 2017 Greater Baton Rouge Society for Human Resource Management Annual Fall Conference, held Wednesday, Oct. 4, at L'Auberge Baton Rouge.

In conjunction with the conference theme of "Looking Ahead," Crochet addressed possible changes under the President Trump administration and noted recent cases and decisions by the court systems in several labor and employment law areas, including overtime rules, minimum wage, foreign workers and immigration, maternity leave, federal judiciary, sexual orientation, transgender and gender identity, discrimination concerns around religion and national origin, Title IX and sexual assault on campus, and changes under the EEOC, NLRB and OFCCP.

Practicing law since 1980, Crochet has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers, and Louisiana Super Lawyers in Labor and Employment Law. She serves as a member of the Taylor Porter Executive Committee. In 2006, Crochet was recognized among Baton Rouge Business Report's "Influential Women in Business," for both her professional accomplishments and contributions to the community. Crochet advises clients regarding policies and procedures; representing them before governmental agencies including the EEOC, OFCCP, the Louisiana Commission on Human Rights (LCHR), and the Louisiana Civil Service Commission; and handling all aspects of employment litigation. Crochet has also conducted employee training and is a frequent lecturer on employment law issues.

Since the firm's inception in 1912 and continuing to sustain itself as one of the oldest, largest and most respected law firms in Louisiana, Taylor Porter has represented clients across the wide spectrum of
labor and employment issues that govern the rights and duties between employers and workers. Our attorneys assist clients in connection with compliance with federal, state and local employment regulations and are experienced in handling labor negotiations, union grievances and arbitrations, Civil Service matters, and representing employers before federal and state regulatory agencies such as the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission), OFCCP (Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs), Department of Labor, Louisiana Commission of Human Rights, and the State Civil Service Commission. Our labor and employment attorneys review and revise employment policies and manuals as well as provide comprehensive legal support to employers in all aspects of the employment relationship. Additionally, they are experienced in handling sensitive personnel issues and complex employment litigation.


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