Louisiana law prohibits employers with 20 or more employees from forbidding or preventing employees from engaging in politics or from running for public office. Employers cannot adopt or enforce any rule or policy that controls or directs the political activities or affiliation of employees. Employers may not coerce or influence employees by means of threats of discharge if an employee becomes affiliated with or supports a political organization or participates in political activities (LA Rev. Stat. Sec. 23:961, Sec. 962). An employer that violates the law is subject to fines of up to $1,000, imprisonment for up to six months, or both. A firm, corporation, or association that violates the law is subject to fines of up to $2,000.