Louisiana Layoff laws & HR compliance analysis

Louisiana Layoff: What you need to know

While Louisiana has no layoff notice requirements of its own, state agencies assist in enforcing the requirements of the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act).
The WARN Act imposes restrictions on the way layoffs are handled. It is designed to give employees advance notice of a layoff in order to find another job or to seek retraining in a new occupation and to give the state adequate preparation to assist the affected workers.
A comprehensive discussion of the WARN Act is available.
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Employers must pay employees who are terminated for any reason on or before their next regular payday or no later than 15 days after termination, whichever is sooner (LA Rev. Stat. Sec. 23:631).
The WARN Act requires employers to notify their state dislocated worker unit when layoffs occur. Employers in Louisiana should visit http://www.laworks.net for contact information and details.
Last reviewed on November 14, 2017.

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