Federal labor law seminar scheduled
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is holding a compliance seminar for employers and federal contractors on the requirements of federal labor laws on June 7 at Baton Rouge Community College, 201 Community College Drive, Baton Rouge.
Check-in is from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., with the program ending at 5 p.m. Attendance is free; preregistration is required.
The event will highlight the missions and responsibilities of the Department of Labor and will include several educational workshops designed to help employers and federal contractors understand and comply with workplace requirements, including those of the Louisiana Workforce Commission, the Small Business Administration and the Labor Department. The seminar is designed for human resources, payroll and contract compliance staff in all industries. Completion certificates will be issued.
Register using the online link at 2018 Educational and Outreach Forum – Baton Rouge Registration.
Coastal geology symposium set
Louisiana Coastal Geology Symposium 2018 is being held July 10-11 in the Dalton J. Woods Auditorium of the Energy, Coast and Environment Building at LSU in Baton Rouge.
The symposium is being presented by the Louisiana Geological Survey and the New Orleans Geological Society, which have issued a call abstracts submissions and registration.
The symposium will bring together scientists, engineers and policymakers from across a range of disciplines to exchange ideas, interpretations and insights on Louisiana coastal geology, both onshore and offshore, and on associated topics. Abstracts are being accepted for consideration as an oral presentation or poster session. Graduate student submissions can be made for the poster session.
The abstract deadline is June 10.
Regular registration for the event is $40 until June 30 and $80 after. Student registration is $5 until June 10, then $10. Speakers and poster presenters receive free registration.
Go to lsu.edu/ces/conferences/lcgs2018/index.php.
Business program applicants sought
The deadline to apply for the Fall Cohort of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program at Delgado Community College is June 15.
Eligible applicants are business owners who have the capacity, desire and commitment to grow their business. The business must be at least two years old, generating at least $150,000 in gross revenue and employing the equivalent of four full-time employees, including the applicant.
The program runs 12 weeks — from Sept. 25 through Dec. 13 — at Delgado Community College’s City Park campus in New Orleans. Most sessions will be held from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m on Thursdays. Participants selected for the program receive a full scholarship funded through the Goldman Sachs Foundation.
Information and eligibility applications are at 10ksbapply.com. If deemed eligible, the applicant is asked to complete a more detailed application and, upon its completion, will be invited to interview for the program.
Law school preparatory program planned
A law school preparatory program for college students is being held June 21 at Kean Miller’s downtown Baton Rouge office at 400 Convention St.
Participants get an overview of the law school experience through mock law school classes; a career options overview; and networking with practicing attorneys.
Eligibility requirements include being a member of a group traditionally underrepresented in law school and the law practice; a minimum GPA of 3.0; completed at least 45 college credits; and a Louisiana resident.
Applications are at keanmiller.com/docs/connection_application_2018.pdf.
General part of pilot diabetes program
Baton Rouge General is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to pilot a yearlong Diabetes Prevention Program to assist people at risk for diabetes.
Louisiana is consistently ranked in the top 10 states with the most people with type 2 diabetes, at a 13.9 percent rate or about 520,000 people.
Twelve at-risk Baton Rougeans are participating in Baton Rouge General’s Diabetes Prevention Program pilot class, consisting of 26 group sessions that focus on proper nutrition, physical fitness and stress management. Throughout the year, participants meet at the hospital’s Bluebonnet campus and receive support from a lifestyle coach, insight from physician guest speakers, and tips from the hospital’s dietitians and fitness team.
Family medicine specialist Dr. Wayne Gravois, of Baton Rouge General Physicians – Family Health Center, medically supervises the program.
The CDC requires that participants be at least 18 years old, have a body mass index above 25, have no previous diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes, and have tested in the prediabetic range within the past year. Baton Rouge General’s initial class is full.
PitchBR contest deadline approaching
The Louisiana Technology Park is seeking innovators to pitch their business idea at PitchBR on June 7 at Kean Miller, 400 Convention St., #700, Baton Rouge. The deadline to submit is June 5.
Networking begins at 5 p.m. June 7, and pitches begin at 6 p.m.
Participants deliver a speech to a panelist of entrepreneurs for the opportunity to win $1,000. Pitchers also receive audience and panelist feedback, coaching from prominent business consultants and connections to nonfunding resources, such as professional services donors and providers.
Information is at pitchbr.org.
U-Haul signs on neighborhood dealer
U-Haul Company Louisiana has signed on Acadiana Premier Buildings at 10835 Airline Highway as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer in Baton Rouge.
Acadiana Premier Buildings is owned by Brandon Crow. The business will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, moving supplies and in-store pickup for boxes.
Business hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. For information, call (225) 292-8923 or visit uhaul.com.