Strikes, Lockouts and Other "Economic Weapons": Louisiana
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Brooke Duncan III, Adams and Reese LLP
- State law does not permit injunctions in labor disputes except under limited circumstances. See Injunctions Against Picketing and Related Behavior.
- Public employees in non-safety sensitive jobs may strike. See Public Employee Strikes.
- The use of "strikebreakers" is prohibited. See Replacement of Striking Employees.
- Unemployment compensation benefits are not available to strikers but locked-out employees may receive benefits. See Unemployment Compensation Benefits During Strikes and Lockouts.
- The law requiring that terminated employees receive their final paycheck within a prescribed period does not apply to employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement if the agreement provides otherwise. See Final Paycheck Law.