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Houma man killed in Terrebonne Parish crash


A Houma man Friday was killed in a one-vehicle accident in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana State Police said. State troopers identified the victim as 27-year-old Marc Boudreaux. Troopers said the accident was reported about 3 a.m. when Boudreaux's car ran off ...

State Police: Houma man dies in Theriot crash


A Houma man was killed in a car crash this morning on Dr. Beatrous Road in Theriot, Louisiana State Police said. Marc Boudreaux was pronounced dead on the scene after his 1989 Chevrolet Silverado overturned twice. State police investigated the crash ...

Morgan City Daily Arrest Report


Breaux was booked and incarcerated. Kristy L. Poindexter, 29 years of age, Address-Polk St. Houma, La. was arrested on 07/02/2015 @ 9:56 pm. A patrol officer in the area of Hwy 70 and Lakewood Dr., observed a vehicle with improper lighting. The officer ...

Nation’s first offshore wind farm taking shape


The steel foundations were built in Houma, Louisiana. They’re being shipped north on three barges, with each structure in two large pieces. The first barge is expected to leave Friday and arrive at the site by mid-July, depending on weather, said ...

Foundations for first US offshore wind farm head for Rhode Island


In this June 27, 2015 photo provided by Deepwater Wind, contractors at Gulf Island Fabrication, in Houma, La., work on structural components for a wind power farm set for installation offshore from Block Island, R.I., in late July. Two components have been ...

Houma-Thibodaux real estate firm merges with Latter & Blum


The expansion in Houma-Thibodaux continues Latter & Blum’s effort to ...
“The smart money is betting on the oil and gas industry in Louisiana,” he said. Latter & Blum, founded in 1916, is the nation’s 33rd-largest real estate firm based on unit ...

Offshore helicopter company opens 35-acre Houma base


HOUMA, La. (AP) — Houston-based Era Group has opened a 35-acre helicopter base for offshore flights to and from Houma-Terrebonne Airport. The Courier reports (http://bit.ly/1RIZ0rY) that the base houses 30 helicopters that will carry 15,000 workers to ...

Era Opens "Super Base" in Houma, Louisiana


Era Group has opened a new 35-acre super base in Houma, La., composed of a passenger terminal and climate-controlled hangar, which will house more than 30 aircraft and facilitate approximately 15,000 passengers per month traveling to and from offshore oil ...

Louisiana craft rum rooted in history


HOUMA – Louisiana’s rum history stretches back to the days of the colonial America. The sugar cane-based spirits thread together the state’s proudest and darkest traditions, firmly rooting modern party culture into the fertile soil of the Mississippi ...

Houma woman accused of shooting husband in the chest after argument


HOUMA, La. - A Houma woman was charged with attempted second-degree murder after telling officers she shot her husband in the chest during an argument, the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office said. Officers responded to a 911 call at 1:14 a.m. today at 213 ...

Shell Midstream Partners pays $350 million for 36% interest in Poseidon Oil Pipeline


Shell Midstream Partners paid $350 million to Equilon Enterprises for a 36% equity interest in Poseidon Oil Pipeline. Equilon is a subsidiary of Shell Oil Products U.S. “This marks the second acquis…

Houma LA Real Estate For Sale: 151 Southern Circle, Thibodaux, LA 70301


Houma LA Real Estate For Sale 151 Southern Circle, Thibodaux, LA  70301 MLS# R118852A View the Tour Welcome home to 151 Southern Circle a squeaky clean…
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SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR HOUMA

There are more opportunities than ever for those receiving benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance [Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)] and SSI [Supplemental Security Income (SSI)] to learn job skills and find permanent employment in HOUMA LOUISIANA.

If you are looking for work, or are new to the workforce, familiarize yourself with the Americans with Disabilities Act [Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)] of 1990 , a federal civil rights law designed to prevent discrimination and enable people with disabilities to participate fully in all aspects of society.

A fundamental principle of the ADA is that people with disabilities who want to work and are qualified to do so should have equal employment opportunities.

This booklet answers questions you may have about your employment rights under the ADA.

How do I know if I am protected by the ADA?

To be protected, you must be a qualified individual with a disability. This means you must have a disability as defined by the ADA. Under the ADA, you have a disability if he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity such as hearing, seeing, speaking, thinking, walking, breathing, or performing manual tasks. You must also be able to perform the job for which you want to be hired, or for which you have been hired, with or without reasonable accommodation.

What are my rights under the ADA?

The ADA protects you from discrimination in all employment practices, including: job application procedures, hiring, firing, training, pay, promotions, benefits and licenses. You are also right not to be harassed because of your disability and your employer can not fire or discipline you for asserting your rights under the ADA. More importantly, you have the right to request reasonable for the hiring process and employment functional adaptations.

What is a "reasonable accommodation"?

A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to a job, work environment or how they usually do things that would allow you to apply for a job, work, or enjoy equal access to the benefits available to others in the workplace. There are many things that can help people with disabilities work successfully. Some of the most common types of accommodations are:

  • physical changes, such as installing a ramp or modifying the workspace or services;
  • sign language interpreters for the deaf or blind readers;
  • provide a quiet space or other changes to reduce noise distractions for someone with mental disabilities;
  • training and written materials in accessible formats such as Braille or audio cassette or computer discs;
  • TTY for deaf can use the telephone, and computer hardware and software to facilitate computer access for people with visual impairments or who have difficulty using their hands; and
  • licenses disability who needs treatment.

    What should I do if I think I need a reasonable accommodation?

    If you think you need a reasonable accommodation for the job application process or at work, you must apply. You may request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the job application, or any time before or after starting work. How do I request a reasonable accommodation? Just let your employer who needs an adjustment or change because of their disability. Needless to complete special forms or use technical language to do so. For example, if you use a wheelchair and it does not fit under your desk, you should talk to your supervisor. This is a request for a reasonable accommodation. A doctor´s note requesting disability leave or saying that you can work with certain restrictions is also a request for reasonable accommodation. What happens after making a request for a reasonable accommodation? Once you have made the request for reasonable accommodation, the employer must discuss the options available to you. If you have a disability that is not obvious, the employer may require documentation that demonstrates and explains why you need a reasonable accommodation. You and your employer must work together to determine an appropriate accommodation.

    For more information on labor support, contact the Social Security Administration [Social Security Administration] to:

    1-800-772-1213 (voice)

    1-800-325-0778 (TTY) www.ssa.gov/work [2]



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    Responding To and Protecting Students from Sexual Assault in HOUMA LOUISIANA

    January 26, 2015

    Courtesy of Eve Hill and Mark Kappelhoff, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General for the Civil Rights pision

    Note: The sample MOU can be found at here.

    President Obama established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault one year ago. On this anniversary, the task force has released a sample memorandum of understanding (MOU) to assist campuses and law enforcement agencies to work together in their efforts to protect students, address the needs of sexual assault survivors, and ensure a prompt, thorough, and fair response to allegations of sexual misconduct. This is yet another important step in the task force’s effort to help colleges and universities, as well as their partners in the community, address the problem of campus sexual violence.

    While colleges and universities can do much on their own, communication and collaboration between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement is critically important to address the problem of sexual assault on campus.

    The sample MOU reflects input from task force members and agencies, outside experts on sexual assault, police associations, state attorneys general, and campus administrators and counsels.

    Many colleges and universities already have MOUs in place with local law enforcement authorities covering a variety of areas. Our conversations with campus administrators, campus police, and law enforcement have underscored the need for additional tools and strategies that are specifically tailored to the dynamics of sexual assault on campus, as well as the needs of sexual assault survivors. The task force is providing this sample MOU with that in mind.

    We recognize that every campus and community is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The sample MOU is, therefore, intended to be a starting point for a conversation between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement on how to improve collaborations between critical first responders. We fully expect that, in partnering to address the issue of sexual violence on campus, campus administrators and law enforcement will adapt the provisions of the sample MOU to meet their particular needs and circumstances. For example, some campus and law enforcement authorities may wish to incorporate some or all of the provisions into an existing general campus safety MOU, while others may prefer a standalone agreement specifically addressing campus sexual violence. Still others may decide that some different method of collaboration better meets their needs. We hope that this sample MOU will be an important resource in collaborative efforts between campus administrators, campus police and law enforcement to eradicate sexual assault from college communities nationwide.

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    Civil Rights pision

    Office on Violence Against Women

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  • In HOUMA LOUISIANA: Why Good Trade Deals Matter to a Business

    Nick Martin is the co-founder of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling business. He sent the following email to the White House list to highlight why a better trade deal means a brighter future for online businesses like his.

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn´t just President Obama´s proposed trade deal -- it´s mine, too. It´s a trade deal that millions of other online small business owners in this country would be proud to add their name to. I want to tell you why:

    Every time I step through the doors of one of our 4,000-square-foot warehouses in Boulder and Denver, Colorado -- every time I see the bikes and cycling parts that line those walls and take in the energetic buzz of our 30-member team -- I take a step back and reflect on a simple fact: I own a business. It’s a "pinch-me" moment -- every time.

    I am a cyclist and the proud co-owner of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling store. And thanks to the Internet and the availability of e-commerce platforms like eBay, we´ve gone global. After all, when it’s not cycling season in the U.S., it’s peak season somewhere else in the world.

    International customers aren´t just good for business abroad; they’re great for my Colorado communities. Why? Because selling in more markets means I can hire more people here at home. In fact, more small businesses are using the Internet to grow their business by reaching new customers they couldn´t reach before.

    This is why trade is so important to me. If the success of American businesses in the global economy is important to you, say you’re an ambassador for a better trade deal that delivers a brighter future for all of us.

    It may seem like a really remote and technical issue, but it actually has a real impact on how small businesses like mine do business. Currently more than 40% of our transactions cross U.S. borders. Unfortunately, most of our trade rules were written in a "pre-Internet" era, which means they are a nightmare to navigate for small online businesses.

    Here’s an example: Right now, customs rules are so inconsistent and hard to follow that if we put a cycling part in the wrong packaging or mail it with the wrong label, it won’t make it to our customer in one country. The rules are different for each country, and are sometimes set up in a way that completely blocks out American business.

    That is why it is so important that we secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new kind of trade agreement that will ensure America writes the rules and levels the playing field for online businesses and American workers by:

    Reducing and eliminating tariffs across the Asia-Pacific region

    Streamlining customs procedures

    Making the rules more transparent, consistent, and less costly

    Helping keep the Internet open and free, enabling online businesses to operate without unnecessary infrastructure costs

    Of course, as the President has said, not all of our past trade deals have lived up to their promise. Thankfully, this trade deal is on track to be different. In fact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is shaping up to be the most progressive trade deal the world has ever seen. [13]










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