Disaster Preparedness Summit on June 19, 2019

Good afternoon,

In preparation for hurricane season, which begins June 1st, the Greater New Orleans Foundation is hosting a Disaster Preparedness Summit at the New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute (NOCHI) at 725 Howard Ave. New Orleans, LA 70130) on Wednesday, June 19th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

In partnership with the Louisiana Association of Nonprofits (LANO), the first half of our summit will be a workshop for nonprofit organizations to create a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP). We plan to provide you with portable, practical tools that will help your organization better prepare for disaster.

After lunch, there will be a presentation from the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP). GOHSEP will be here to introduce their new Community Preparedness Branch, offer an overview of their programs, and discuss what assistance exists for nonprofit organizations that engage in disaster response and recovery.

Click here to RSVP to the Disaster Preparedness Summit

 

Thanks,

 

Kristen Craig
Nonprofit Leadership & Effectiveness Associate
email: kristen@gnof.org
office: 504.598.4663  direct: 504.620.5272
Greater New Orleans Foundation
Center for Philanthropy
919 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
gnof.org
 

Nominations open for the 2019 Bryan Bell Metropolitan Leadership Forum

Greetings,

Nominations are officially open for the 2019 Bryan Bell Metropolitan Leadership Forum.  The process will conducted entirely through online nominations again this year.  Nominations will close on Friday, July 26, though we encourage people to submit well ahead of the deadline.  As always, self-nominations are welcome.  We hope you will consider emerging leaders among your networks and forward this information to them.

Two things of note for 2019:  first, due to ever-increasing costs, plus an analysis of what other leadership trainings around the city are charging, we are reluctantly increasing the participant fee to $400 for this year.  Partial scholarships may be available.  And, we are offering one full scholarship to an emerging leader in the nonprofit sector, in honor of 2017 BBMLF graduate Sharree Walls, whose life was tragically cut short in the post-Endymion parade accident.  Applicants for the scholarship should complete the nomination form, and send a separate cover letter to info@cbno.org.

Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from the best and brightest of your many contacts,

Keith

Keith G.C. Twitchell, President
Committee for a Better New Orleans
(504) 430-2258

 

CBNO works to create equity and opportunity for all New Orleanians by developing community leaders, fostering civic engagement, and advocating for open, effective, accountable government. Our vision is a New Orleans where everyone has a voice and every voice is heard.


 

Southwest Center for Pediatric Environmental Health, June 12, 2019

Our colleagues from the Southwest Center for Pediatric Environmental Health will be hosting a Healthy Homes workshop at the East Jefferson Parish Regional Library on June 12, 2019 from 9am-12pm.   The participants will learn about the connection between housing and health and how to take a holistic approach to identify and resolve problems that threaten the health and well-being of residents, especially children. This training was created for:

1) environmental health paraprofessionals
2) community health workers
3) school health workers
4) housing advocates
5) code enforcement inspectors
6) other public health front-line workers
7) the community who are involved in health promotion and disease prevention.

There is no cost to attend this training but registration is required.  Please go to https://elpaso.ttuhsc.edu/eCommerce/Conference/Home/NewestConference?ConferenceGuid=965eb961-ad0b-4abd-a6cc-abe947f3db59 to register.

Please share this information with others.

 

Emán Williams, MSPH, MA

Health Communications Specialist

Louisiana Department of Health

Eman.Williams@la.gov

Phone: 504-568-8143

Environmental Public Health Tracking Program

http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/subhome/50

St. Bernard Parish Wellness Expo, June 1, 2019

Join Us Saturday, June 1st for the BIG EVENT & Spread the Word!!! – Fun for the entire family!

SBSO Water & Boating Safety

Fire Smoke House

Car Seat Checks

Petting Zoo

Pony Pics

OHS Flight Crew on Site for Kids’s to tour the Helicopter

Acadian Ambulance Tours

D.A.R.E.

Kid’s Obstacle Course

Lighthouse LA

Blood Pressure

Body Mass Index

Cancer Skin Checks

Free Water & Iced Coffee

Local healthcare Workforce Development by Nunez Community College     

LIVE Yoga, ZUMBA, & Cooking Demonstrations

AND MORE!!!

 

Snowballs & Food Trucks onsite to purchase good eats!

Health Expo

Red Cross Pillowcase Project

Good afternoon! Here is information on the Pillowcase Project that I spoke about in our last meeting that I think will be a positive impact for children and would be a great activity for the summer while kids are out. If anyone knows of a summer camp, church, etc., please send me an email for who I can provide this free service. Thank you.
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Hector Maes

American Red Cross

Disaster Program Manager

New Orleans Chapter

Office (504) 620-3128

Cell (504) 444-2792

hector.maes@redcross.org

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR INVESTIGATION RESULTS IN LOUISIANA CONSTRUCTION COMPANY PAYING $178,766 IN BACK WAGES TO 108 / UNA INVESTIGACIÓN DEL DEPARTAMENTO DE TRABAJO DE EE. UU. RESULTA EN PAGOS DE $178.766 EN SALARIOS RETROACTIVOS A 108 EMPLEADOS DE UNA EMPRESA DE CONSTRUCCIÓN EN LUISIANA

Dear Stakeholders:

The press release has been issued in English and Spanish in LA & TX. Please share with your stakeholders.

 

Regards
William Sabik
Community Outreach and Resource Planning Specialist
United States Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division
New Orleans District Office
600 S. Maestri Place, Suite 615
New Orleans, LA 70130

sabik.william@dol.gov

www.wagehour.dol.gov

News Release

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR INVESTIGATION RESULTS IN LOUISIANA CONSTRUCTION COMPANY PAYING $178,766 IN BACK WAGES TO 108 EMPLOYEES

https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/whd/whd20190520

NEW ORLEANS, LA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Gomez Drywall Contractors Inc. – based in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and operating in Louisiana since 2017 – has paid $178,766 in back wages to 108 employees for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) overtime and recordkeeping requirements.

WHD investigators found the framing and drywall construction company violated FLSA overtime requirements when the employer misclassified workers as independent contractors and subsequently failed to pay them overtime when they worked more than 40 hours in a workweek. The law requires payment for overtime hours at time and one-half employees’ regular rates. Recordkeeping violations occurred when the employer failed to maintain time and payroll records as required by the FLSA.

The investigation also revealed that workers employed primarily by Gomez Drywall Contractors Inc. were also jointly employed by general contractor RSL Contractors LTD of Spring, Texas, who hired Gomez Drywall Contractors Inc. as a subcontractor. RSL cooperated in the investigation and agreed to release payments due to Gomez Drywall Contractors Inc. directly to the Department of Labor.

Pursuant to an agreement between the U.S. Department of Labor and the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC), LWC auditors also participated in this investigation and contributed to its resolution.

“Violations like those found in this case are common in this industry, and are avoidable,” said Wage and Hour Division District Director Troy Mouton, in New Orleans. “The Wage and Hour Division is committed to ensuring that employees receive the wages they’ve earned and that employers compete on a level playing field.”

The Department of Labor offers numerous resources to ensure employers have the tools they need to understand their responsibilities and to comply with federal law, such as online videos, confidential calls, or in-person visits to local WHD offices.

Employers who discover overtime or minimum wage violations may self-report and resolve those violations without litigation through the PAID program. For more information about the FLSA and other laws enforced by the Division, contact the toll-free helpline at 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243). Information is also available at https://www.dol.gov/whd/ including a search tool for workers who may be owed back wages collected by WHD.

News Release

UNA INVESTIGACIÓN DEL DEPARTAMENTO DE TRABAJO DE EE. UU. RESULTA EN PAGOS DE $178.766 EN SALARIOS RETROACTIVOS A 108 EMPLEADOS DE UNA EMPRESA DE CONSTRUCCIÓN EN LUISIANA

https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/whd/whd20190520s

NUEVA ORLEANS, LA – Después de una investigación de la División de Horas y Salarios (WHD, por sus siglas en inglés) del Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU., Gomez Drywall Contractors Inc., con sede en Fort Walton Beach, Florida, y operando en Luisiana desde 2017, ha pagado $178.766 en salarios retroactivos a 108 empleados por haber violado los requisitos de pagos de sobretiempo y la preservación de registros de la Ley de Normas Razonables de Trabajo (FLSA, por sus siglas en inglés).

Los investigadores de la WHD encontraron que la empresa de construcción de estructuras y mampostería violó los requisitos de los pagos de sobretiempo de la FLSA cuando el empleador clasificó incorrectamente a los trabajadores como contratistas y posteriormente no les pagó las horas de sobretiempo cuando trabajaron más de 40 horas en una semana de laboral. La ley exige el pago de sobretiempo a una tasa no inferior a tiempo y medio de la tasa regular de pago del empleado por cada hora trabajada en exceso de 40 en una semana laboral. Las violaciones de los requisitos para preservar los registros ocurrieron cuando el empleador no mantuvo los registros de tiempo y nómina como lo exige la FLSA.

La investigación también reveló que los trabajadores empleados principalmente por Gomez Drywall Contractors Inc. también fueron empleados conjuntamente por el contratista general RSL Contractors LTD de Spring, Texas, quien contrató a Gomez Drywall Contractors Inc. como un subcontratista. RSL colaboró con la investigación y aceptó liberar los pagos adeudados a Gomez Drywall Contractors Inc. directamente al Departamento de Trabajo.

En conformidad con un acuerdo entre el Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. y la Comisión de Fuerza Laboral de Luisiana (LWC, por sus siglas en inglés), los auditores de LWC también participaron en esta investigación y contribuyeron a su resolución.

“Las violaciones como las que se encuentran en este caso son comunes en esta industria, y son evitables”, dijo el director del distrito de la División de Horas y Salarios, Troy Mouton, en Nueva Orleans. “La División de Horas y Salarios se compromete a garantizar que los empleados reciban los salarios que han ganado y que los empleadores compitan en un campo de juego nivelado”.

El  Departamento de Trabajo ofrece numerosos recursos para garantizar que los empleadores tengan las herramientas que necesitan para entender sus responsabilidades y cumplir con la ley federal, como videos en línea, llamadas confidenciales, o visitas en persona a oficinas locales de la WHD.

Los empleadores que descubran violaciones de horas extras o del salario mínimo pueden autodenunciarse y resolver esas violaciones sin litigio a través del Programa PAID. Para obtener más información acerca de la FLSA y otras leyes aplicadas por la División, llame a la línea de ayuda gratuita al 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243). La información también está disponible en https://www.dol.gov/whd/ incluida una herramienta de búsqueda para trabajadores a quienes se les pueden adeudar salarios atrasados cobrados por la WHD.

The Louisiana Language Access Coalition will hold its 2019 Conference:  “Securing the Future of Language Access in Louisiana” July 18, 2019

“Securing the Future of Language Access in Louisiana”

Thursday, July 18, 2019
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans
Medical Education Building
1901 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

Register here

This year’s conference will provide specialties in tracks dedicated to Health, Justice and Education for both professional and community advocates, community members, service & healthcare providers, educators, administrators, policymakers and interpreters/translators.

The conference promotes understanding and cultural competency for populations of Limited English Proficiency, and is open to any interested party.

Registration is $50.00 and required. We expect your commitment to participate in the full scheduled conference time.

We will provide continental breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks. The space is provided by our host LSUHSC School of Public Health.

For more information and to register to for the 2019 LLAC Conference visit http://www.louisianalac.org


Karla Sikaffy duPlantier, LLAC Co-Chair
Daesy Behrhorst, LLAC Co-Chair

The Louisiana Language Access Coalition promotes full and meaningful participation in public life, without barriers based on language, for all people.