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These 33 Jobs in Louisiana Paid More Than $100,000 a Year on Average

Recent analysis of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals some interesting facts about some of the highest-paying jobs in Louisiana.

The statistics exclude self-employed workers/entrepreneurs, so the analysis, which focuses only on data from 2016, isn't a complete picture by any means. Still, you might be interested to know about 33 jobs in the state that, in 2016, paid more than $100,000 in annual wages on average.

Protecting industry professionals from construction defect claims

For construction industry professionals, losing a lawsuit over alleged construction defects could have a devastating impact on business. You will likely encounter obstacles with regard to insurance coverage, and the damage to your company's reputation could threaten your livelihood in the long term.

When your business is at stake, you need aggressive legal representation with the experience and resources to protect your interests.

U.S. Supreme Court Ends Lawsuit Against Louisiana Oil and Gas Companies

The United States Supreme Court recently put an end to a lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies in Louisiana. As we discussed in a previous post, the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East (SLFPA-E) initially sued the energy companies in an attempt to hold them financially responsible for loss of coastal wetlands.

Specifically, the flood authority claimed that dredging canals has damaged coastal lands that would otherwise protect New Orleans from hurricanes.

Survey: 2/3 of Americans Plan to Get Flu Shot

In the United States, flu season runs from October through May, and October is usually the most popular month for flu vaccines. In fact, a recent survey showed that about two-thirds of adults get an annual flu shot or plan to do so in 2017.

While the U.S. government recommends yearly flu vaccines for anyone 6 months of age or older, there are some possible side effects and risks to be aware of.

Oil and Gas Industry Back Online After Hurricanes

The U.S. oil and gas industry was certainly disrupted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, but those disruptions will be resolved fairly quickly, and the storms are not expected to have lasting effects on the oil and gas markets.

In fact, market analysts are predicting a particularly stable remainder of 2017, especially in comparison with the instability of the previous three years, and the U.S.'s capacity for export of crude oil and liquefied natural gas is expanding rapidly.

25 percent of Gulf oil and gas production knocked out by Hurricane Harvey

Historic flooding is expected to continue in Texas and Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Emergency responders are trying to save stranded people in Houston and across Texas, and on Aug. 28 emergency conditions were declared in Louisiana, where forecasts predict two feet of rainfall in some areas.

Officials have said that the flooding will linger and is expected to force more than 30,000 people from their homes.

Louisiana flood authority asks Supreme Court to hear oil and gas lawsuit

After losing in lower federal courts, the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East recently asked the U.S. Supreme Court to revive a lawsuit that seeks to hold oil, gas and pipeline companies financially responsible for damage to coastal wetlands.

The lawsuit targets more than 90 energy companies, including Exxon Mobile Corp., Chevron and subsidiaries of BP.

New Louisiana Program Connects Energy Contractors with Local Businesses

A new state website has been launched to help Louisiana businesses connect with prime contractors for industrial, petrochemical and coastal restoration projects.

The online portal -- Louisiana Business Connection -- is believed to be the first of its kind in the U.S., and the portal could eventually serve as an example that other states follow.

Louisiana Program Trains Veterans to Start Businesses

A new program has been created to bolster the business opportunities for Louisiana veterans. The Louisiana Veteran Entrepreneurship Program (LVEP) is focused on the short-term and long-term business goals of veterans as they leave active duty.

The partnership that put the program together includes Louisiana Economic Development (LED), the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Louisiana National Guard, the Louisiana Business & Technology Center, the college of business at LSU, and Gov. John Bel Edwards.

In an Ever-Changing Business Climate, Oil and Gas Professionals Need High-Quality Legal Guidance

The oil and gas business can be a minefield of possible legal pitfalls, and oil companies, producers, operators and landowners need high-quality legal support and guidance to protect their interests.

At Schexnaydre Law Firm, a primary focus of our legal practice is oil and gas law, and individuals and companies in every aspect of the industry rely on us for transactional and litigation services.

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