Date:April 16, 2010
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Louisiana Workforce Commission Issues Ruling

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) has issued a ruling in a case initiated by the filing of a complaint by the Louisiana Federation of Teachers and the American Federation of Teachers against Universal Placement International, Inc. (UPI), a California-based teacher placement service. After a hearing, an administrative law judge found on behalf of the LWC that UPI did not have a license to operate in Louisiana and ordered the company to repay fees that it improperly charged to teachers it had placed in Louisiana school districts.

“We're not going to tolerate the unlicensed and improper business activities found in this case," LWC Executive Director Curt Eysink said. “This case underscores the need to vigorously enforce our statutes so that licensed businesses can operate on a level playing field and so that the people who are placed are treated fairly."

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