Crochet, Peak Conduct Employee Training for State Library of Louisiana New Directors Boot Camp

Taylor Porter employment, labor and benefits practice attorneys Vicki Crochet and Tom Peak conducted their annual “New Library Directors Boot Camp” presentation for the State Library of Louisiana, held virtually on August 12, 2021. Crochet spoke on issues pertaining to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); Managing Managers; and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), while Peak delivered a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) primer for state employers.

In 1920, the Louisiana Legislature created the Louisiana Library Commission, a forerunner of the State Library of Louisiana. In 1925, the Commission joined with Carnegie Corporation to create a network of libraries across the state, and today, Louisiana boasts public libraries in each of its 64 parishes and provides access to more than 11 million items through its collection and electronic resources combined with a statewide online lending network of public libraries.

About Vicki Crochet: Taylor Porter Partner Vicki Crochet, practicing law since 1980, is the Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Employment, Labor and Benefits practice, and is the Vice-Chair of the Taylor Porter Executive Committee. Vicki practices all areas of employment law, advising 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. Vicki conducts employee training and is a frequent lecturer on employment law issues. She currently is an associate member of the Greater Baton Rouge Society for Human Resource Management and the Louisiana Society for Human Resource Management.

About Tom Peak: Taylor Porter Partner Tom Peak, practicing law since 1984, practices in labor and employment law, including employee benefits litigation (ERISA and COBRA), employment eligibility and certification (under the immigration laws), workers’ compensation (representing management), and OSHA matters. He also represents clients in higher education law. Tom serves as the chair of the Taylor Porter Personnel Committee. Tom has presented seminar topics on labor and employment law, including sexual harassment, discrimination, labor certification, employment eligibility issues, family medical leave, workers compensation and Wage and Hour law. Tom serves as chair of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel Employment Law Practice Group.