reached out to local businesses to ask how they were affected by Hurricane Ida

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It is important to consider how you will handle wage and hour issues, attendance, safety and business closures. Your employees may not be able to return to work immediately after your business is ready to reopen, so having a plan in place for those contingencies is important to your legal requirements and the retention of your staff.

Jacob Dufour, director of HR operations at HR Nola, speaking to about its efforts to assist businesses with special needs following the hurricane

“We had a few media interviews lined up last week for Habitat that were about topics other than Ida. But now, because NOAHH (New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity) is a leader in rebuilding and recovery based on its work following Hurricane Katrina, we are able to provide our valuable expertise to individuals and the media.” — Ellie Rand of Ellie Rand PR (ERPR), speaking to about her boutique public relations firm’s work to help clients like Habitat for Humanity pivot their messaging in the wake of Hurrricane Ida. Last year the firm opened a second office on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, which provided ERPR with a safe base of operations during the hurricane and its aftermath.

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JEDCO CEO Discusses Hurricane’s Impact on Jefferson Parish Businesses
Since Aug. 29, JEDCO has been providing resources and information to help the Jefferson Parish business community recover from Hurricane Ida. The organization’s CEO, Jerry Bologna, is also president and CEO of the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission.


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COVID-19 Legal Questions
Labor and employment attorney Michelle D. Craig of Transcendent Law Firm shares the top questions and concerns she’s hearing from local nonprofits, schools and businesses when it comes to vaccinations and masks.


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Nonprofit Helps Local Small Businesses ‘Go Beyond’ Survival
Go.Be. — formerly known as the nonprofit Good Work Network — Executive Director Hermione Malone shares details on a newly unveiled fund to supply grants of up to $4,000 to small businesses.

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