Louisiana Appleseed: Deportation Manuals in Spanish and English

I’m happy to announce that the deportation manual I previously circulated is now available in Spanish!  Unfortunately, we do not have any hard copies, but you can download a copy at: https://louisianaappleseed.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Protecting-Assets-Child-Custody-in-the-Face-of-Deportation-A-Practitioners-Guide-FINAL-SPANISH.pdf
Also, FYI, the Plan is to Have a Plan pamphlets should be coming out shortly.  Please let me know if you would like some and where I should send them.
Below are links to the two manuals–(1) Protecting Assets & Child Custody in the Face of Deportation; and (2)  “Getting Off the Assembly Line: Overcoming Immigration Court Obstacles in Individual Cases”:





Stephanie M. Beaugh

Program Director

Louisiana Appleseed

1615 Poydras Street, Suite 1000

New Orleans, Louisiana 70112

(504) 561-7304 (o)

(504) 566-1926 (f)



Workforce Development Series at the New Orleans Public Library (NOPL) branches

Check out the free workshops to help your students, and/or  to help you to help your students (as well as yourselves) on resume writing, reentering or changing careers, if you’ve been formerly incarcerated and next steps, how to talk to your boss, …. Scroll down in the link to see what is happening monthly, at the NOPL branches around town!


C.O.K. Hispanic Resource Center: Pro Bono Clinic, May 19th

Good afternoon,

Please see below for the Pro Bono Clinic – Schedule at the C. O. K. Hispanic Resource Center on May 19, 2018 from 10:00AM – 12:00 noonPlease assist us in promoting this event by posting, copying, and forwarding to your colleagues and friends in the community in Spanish and English.

As always we thank you in advance for your assistance in promoting these services to the public

Rebeca L. Hasbún
Supervisor III
City of Kenner, Department of Community Development
Hispanic Resource Center
4312 Florida Avenue
Kenner, Louisiana 70065
Telephone: (504) 469-2570
FAX Number: (504) 469-2572
E-Mail: rhasbun@kenner.la.us
Website: www.kenner.la.us

La Ciudad de Kenner Departamento de Desarrollo Comunitario

Centro de Recursos Hispano


Abogados Voluntarios que proveen acceso a la justicia Y

El Bufete de Abogados

Ferriol Pérez, LLC


Proveen Consulta Legal

Casos de Naturaleza Civil (solamente)

Adopción intrafamiliarCambio de Nombre Bancarrota
Fraude de Contratista Sucesiones – Testamentos

Malos Tratos y o Descuido de NiñoControversias de Arrendamiento
La Defensa por ejecución de hipoteca Protección al Consumidor
Defensa de Colección
Cuestiones Legales de Ancianos o Discapacitados

Debe cumplir con los requisitos de Ingresos para la representación.(Prueba requiere)

Sábado, 19 mayo 2018

10:00 AM a 12:00 PM

Centro de Recursos Hispanos de la Ciudad de Kenner

4312 Florida Avenue

Kenner, LA. 70065
Si desea más información llame al504.469.2570



The City of Kenner Department of Community Development

Hispanic Resource Center

The PRO BONO Project

Volunteer Lawyers Providing Access to Justice


The Law Firm of

Ferriol Pérez, LLC


Legal Consultations

Civil Matters Only

Intra Family Adoptions Name Change Bankruptcy
Contractor Fraud Lease Disputes

Foreclosure Successions – Wills

Child in Need of Care (abuse/neglect) Consumer Protection

Collection Defense
Legal Problems Disabled or Legal Problems Elderly


Saturday, May 19th 201810:00AM to 12:00PM


City of Kenner Hispanic Resource Center

4312 Florida Avenue

Kenner, LA. 70065
For more information please call:





Date:                June 7, 2018

Time:               8:00a.m. -5:00p.m.

Location:         Baton Rouge Community College – The Louisiana Board Room (Room 108);  201 Community College Drive; Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806



The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), in partnership with various government agencies and Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC), invites you to attend this FREE educational and outreach forum for employers and federal contractors. The event will include an introduction to, and overview of, several DOL agencies regarding their missions, responsibilities and functions. The event will commence with a plenary introductory session followed by several educational workshops. The workshops are designed to assist area employers and federal contractors understand and comply with workplace laws and regulations administered by DOL and other agencies.  The Forum is a must attend event for human resources, payroll and contract compliance staff in all industries. Completion certifications will be issued!


Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is required. For more information, contact William Sabik: Sabikkandel.williams@dol.gov.

Event Schedule

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. – Registration

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. – Welcome & Overview of Participating Agencies

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. – Wage and Hour Division

10:30-10:45a.m. – Break

10:45 – 11:30 a.m. – Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)

11:30- 12:30 p.m. – Lunch

12:30-2:00 p.m. – Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) 

2:00-2:45 p.m. – Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS)

2:45-3:00 p.m. – Break

3:00-3:45 p.m. – Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

3:45-4:30 p.m. – Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC)

4:30-5:00 p.m. – SMALL Business Administration (SBA)

Information Regarding Workshop Sessions (Registration for Workshop Sessions is required)

Register Now!

WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION (WHD)                                                          

9:00a.m. Common FLSA Compliance Pitfalls to Avoid                                                 

During this session, you will learn about common violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and what you can do to avoid them. You will also learn about the investigation process, misclassification of employees as independent contractors, overtime pay, what are compensable hours, and other topics related to wages for hours worked.

9:45a.m. Are You in Compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)?

Do you have 50 or more employees? If you do, does your organization have an FMLA policy? Has any of your staff been injured on the job? Have you hired veterans lately? In this session, you will learn about the most common FMLA violations and the types of FMLA remedies that can apply. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about this law and get answers to your questions.


10:45a.m. What to Expect During Compliance Review and Common Problem Areas

OFCCP will provide an overview of the Executive Order and the two statutes it enforces. The session will also provide details about the scheduling process and discuss the different stages of a compliance evaluation. Lastly, OFCCP will share some of the common problem areas or issues that may be identified during compliance evaluations.


12:30p.m. Health Plan Compliance and Fiduciary Responsibility – What You Should Know

The U.S. DOL EBSA administers several important health benefit laws covering private-sector employer sponsored group health plans. If you are an employer who is trying to comply with federal laws regarding your health plan, this break out session will provide you with practical information, helpful tips, clarification regarding federal benefit laws, and the opportunity to ask questions.


2:00pm Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)

The purpose of this workshop is to learn the basics of USERRA law and to discuss the specific rights and considerations required by USERRA for your veteran applicants and workers. The workshop will address how applicants or workers should be treated before, during, and after any type of military service obligation.


3:00 p.m. Review of electronic reporting, silica, and other hot topics

 LOUISIANA WORKFORCE COMMISSION (LWC)                                   

3:45 p.m. Unemployment Insurance Basis and Worker’s Compensation & Apprenticeship Addressing America’s Growing Skills Gap

 SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SBA)                                 

4:30 p.m. Connecting Businesses with Contracts

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the event!

Register Now!

Participating Organizations:

Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

The WHD enforces Federal minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act. WHD also enforces the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, wage garnishment provisions of the Consumer Credit Protection Act, and a number of employment standards and worker protections as provided in several immigration related statutes. Additionally, WHD administers and enforces the prevailing wage requirements of the Davis Bacon Act and the Service Contract Act and other statutes applicable to Federal contracts for construction and for the provision of goods and services.


 Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA)

The mission of the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is to assure the security of the retirement, health and other workplace related benefits of America’s workers and their families. Vigorous enforcement of the law is one of the ways that EBSA accomplishes this mission. Senior Investigator Keyashia Barkins will present “What to expect from an EBSA investigation”.  SI Barkins will discuss EBSA’s enforcement program, how to prepare for a possible investigation by EBSA, and how it applies to prevailing wage.


Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS)

VETS serves America’s veterans, transitioning service members and their spouses by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, protecting their employment rights, and promoting their employment opportunities.


Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

At the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), we protect workers, promote diversity and enforce the law. OFCCP holds those who do business with the federal government—contractors and subcontractors—responsible for complying with the legal requirement to take affirmative action and not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. In addition, contractors and subcontractors are prohibited from discharging or otherwise discriminating against applicants or employees who inquire about, discuss or disclose their compensation or that of others, subject to certain limitations.


Occupational Safety and Health Administration

With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.


U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.

The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam.

In the Small Business Act of July 30, 1953, Congress created the Small Business Administration, whose function is to “aid, counsel, assist and protect, insofar as is possible, the interests of small business concerns.” The Act also stipulates that SBA would ensure small businesses a “fair proportion” of government contracts and sales of surplus property.  To facilitate this, the Federal Government has a 23% small business goal for government contracts”.  In 1958, Congress enacted the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, which provides vehicles for small business investments such as small business investment companies (SBICs) and certified development companies.


 Louisiana Workforce Commission

The Louisiana Workforce Commission is an agency of state government that administers programs designed to enhance workforce growth and provide family-sustaining jobs for Louisiana residents. The commission monitors employment, administers unemployment compensation and tax funds, provides training resources for employers and employees and oversees worker compensation benefits. The agency also gathers and supplies information on the labor market and occupational sectors in Louisiana. http://www.laworks.net/PublicRelations/PR_AboutUs.asp

Important Parking Instructions

Free parking is available

Baton Rouge Community College Campus Map

Maps will be available at the registration table.


Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans: Job Announcement

Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans

3300 W. Esplanade Ave. S. Suite 603

Metairie, LA 70002

POSITION: Bilingual (English/Spanish) Case Manager, Post Release Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children
SALARY: Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.
STATUS: Exempt, Full Time

TRAVEL: Local and overnight travel required

Jewish Family Service (JFS) a non-profit social service agency dedicated to preserving, strengthening, and enhancing the wellbeing and self-sufficiency of individuals and families at every stage of the life cycle, seeks a bilingual (Spanish) Case Manager to provide post release, follow up services to Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC).

The position of Case Manager is responsible for providing culturally and linguistically appropriate follow-up services and comprehensive case management for UAC.  The Case Manager will be responsible for conducting calls, interviews, and home visits with UAC; developing individual case plans with particular attention to culture, language, and special circumstances; and maintaining case files.  The Case Manager will provide information, education, referrals, outreach, advocacy, and support to ensure that each child receives the services they require. The case manager will assess the safety and appropriateness of the placement on an ongoing basis using child welfare principles and social work best practices. The Case Manager will also build a network of local pro bono legal resources/services and care providers to establish services for UAC, facilitate access/remove barriers to those services, and track individual progress via an online database.  Additionally, the Case Manager will be responsible for submitting written reports as required, coordinating/maintaining communication with key stakeholders, and participating in regular training and communication sessions with headquarters staff.

Bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW) or equivalent degree in education, psychology, sociology, or other behavioral science equivalent. Master’s degree (MA or MSW) preferred. A minimum of two years’ experience in case management, preferably working with, serving, and advocating on behalf of immigrant and refugee children. Experience in child welfare, child placements, and family preservation. Must possess an extensive knowledge of immigrant community local resources. Excellent organizational, verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to prioritize duties in a fast-paced environment. Must have a valid driver’s license, insurance, a clean driving record, and personal transportation. Some overnight travel is required. Fluency reading and speaking Spanish required. Candidate must have dedication to the human rights of refugees, immigrants, asylum seekers and displaced people.

Please submit cover letter, resume and 3 references to jobs@jfsneworleans.org.