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City council adopts contractor compliance law

March 23, 2012
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NEW ORLEANS — Despite opposition from local business owners, the New Orleans City Council adopted a law which would require businesses to report to City Hall if they violate "federal, state and municipal laws governing labor and employment," according to The Times-Picayune.

Opposition came in the form of the Business Council of New Orleans, who labeled the legislation redundant, onerous and a potential drag on the city''s rebounding construction industry, the article stated.

According to the article, supporters praised the measure, saying it is needed to police city vendors who routinely flout labor laws while continuing to hold lucrative City Hall contracts.

The proposal does not create any new regulations; instead, it requires companies to report any violation of labor or employment law to the city attorney and to submit within 90 days a plan to correct the infraction, the article noted.

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