There are a few requirements companies must meet to be eligible for our program. You are eligible to participate if you:
- Have at least 15 full- or part-time permanent employees working in Baton Rouge
- Have a physical operation in Baton Rouge (Includes the following 9 parishes: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, Tangipahoa, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana)
- Are a publicly or privately held organization
- Are a for-profit, not-for-profit, or a government organization
- Have been in business for at least one year, at the program registration deadline
HERE’S HOW TO ENTER
There are three different ways companies can participate.
FIRST – You can be an individual organization with a FEIN, or Federal Employer Identification Number.
SECOND – You can be the parent or holding company of more than one organization, with one FEIN for all subsidiaries. The parent or holding company must register with all employees employed by it.
THIRD – You can be a subsidiary of a parent or holding company but register separately if each subsidiary has a different FEIN. If you have more than one facility, branch, factory, office, or store, you must include all locations that operate under your FEIN in the survey.
WHO TO INCLUDE
When you participate, all of your current full- and part-time permanent employees working in Baton Rouge should be included. This means everyone…from the line-level employees all the way up to the executives and from the on-site workers to remote employees. If they physically work in Baton Rouge or report to a supervisor in Baton Rouge, include them.
Below are a few notes designed to address common questions we receive from companies in certain industries.
Consulting: Full- and part-time consultants working at client sites should be included.
Hotels: When counting up your U.S. employees, think about what company owns and runs your hotel, what company name is on your paychecks, and whether you share an FEIN with a large hotel organization. If the names are different and FEIN is not shared, all you need is the number of U.S employees at your location.
Real Estate: Your agents are considered independent contractors, which means they are not eligible to participate in the survey.
Staffing: You should only include full- and part-time employees working at your location. Any employees who work on-site for a client should not be included.