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October 10, 2012 - Our newest case study discusses the Louisiana Workforce Commission's (LWC) decision against Universal Placement International (UPI).  the LWC determined that because UPI was actively soliciting, advertising, and operating in Louisiana, they had violated the LPES by not being licensed to operate a private employment service in Louisiana. The LWC ordered UPI to refund all illegal fees paid by teachers, and to pay attorney’s fees and a fine. UPI sought a judicial review. On July 26, 2012 the Louisiana Court of Appeals affirmed the decision of the LWC. UPI was ordered to refund $1.8 million in illegally charged placement fees paid by Filipino teachers, pay a $500 fine to the Louisiana Workforce Commission, and pay $7,500 in legal fees for the Louisiana Teachers.

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