In local news:

Louisiana Workforce Commission Executive Director Ava Dejoie announced that the agency set a record for the second consecutive year in identifying the number of workers improperly classified as independent contractors in 2015. LWC agents audited 1,068 employers last year and discovered 19,956 misclassified workers, more than $50 million in unreported taxable wages and approximately $1.5 million in unreported and unpaid unemployment insurance taxes. The LWC’s previous record was 12,782 cases of misclassification identified in 2014.

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