|Fair Employment Practices
|The Louisiana Employment Discrimination Law (LEDL) forbids discrimination based on protected characteristics, such as age, handicap, race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sickle cell trait, and genetic information, for employers with 20 or more employees.
The LEDL forbids discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, and conditions connected to those situations.
|Access to Personnel Files
|Employees exposed to potential toxins have the right access to personnel records that pertain to that exposure.
|Ban the Box
|When hiring, Louisiana employers are not permitted to inquire about or consider background check data related to an arrest history or charge that was not proven true.
|In Louisiana, unless the person has been convicted of a felony and the conviction directly relates to the position sought or the particular occupation, trade, or profession for which the license, permit, or certificate is required, an employer generally may not disqualify an individual or hold an individual ineligible to engage in a trade, occupation, or profession for which a state-issued license, permit, or certificate is required.
|According to Louisiana law, drug tests must be conducted under the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programmes on residents of Louisiana and samples obtained in Louisiana.
|All minors are not permitted to work in a range of dangerous industries, including jobs in iron or steel production plants, mines, or quarries.
Additional restrictions apply to minors under 15, who are prohibited from working in certain occupations like manufacturing, processing, distribution, or delivering goods or messages.
|A meal break of at least 30 minutes, which is not counted as part of the day's working hours, must also be provided to any kid who works for five hours in a row.
|Health Care Continuation
|Employers not covered by federal COBRA are subject to Louisiana's health care continuation law. Employees and their covered dependents whose coverage ends due to a termination of employment, divorce, the employee's death, or termination of membership in the group policy must continue to be covered under group health policies provided to a covered employer. The duration of continuation coverage is typically up to 12 months; however, it could be extended for a surviving spouse.
|Leaves of Absence
|Louisiana has several regulations governing mandated vacation time and employee leaves of absence. These rules include leave for pregnancy, service in the armed forces, medical appointments for veterans, conferences and events at schools and nursery schools, emergency responders, jury duty, and bone marrow donation.
|Any enclosed workplace location is off-limits to smoking under the Louisiana Smokefree Air Act. In every location where smoking is prohibited, an employer must put up the appropriate signage and remove the ashtrays.
|Safe Driving Practices
|Driving while texting is forbidden in Louisiana.
|Weapons in the Workplace
|In Louisiana, firearms may typically be kept or transported in secure private vehicles, even if the car is parked on a business's property. Guns may, however, be restricted or limited in the workplace by the employer.
|When an employee leaves their job, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, they must be compensated by the following regular payday or within 15 days of the separation date, whichever comes sooner.