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Interviewing and Selecting Job Candidates: Louisiana

Interviewing and Selecting Job Candidates requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Elizabeth A. Roussel, Adams and Reese LLP


  • Louisiana law prohibits employers from making recruiting and hiring decisions or asking interview questions based on certain protected characteristics. See Refusal to Hire Based on Protected Characteristics.
  • Louisiana law allows employers to consider bona fide occupational qualifications in making hiring decisions. See Bona Fide Occupational Qualifications.
  • Louisiana employers may select candidates for employment based on an approved affirmative action plan. See Affirmative Action.
  • State law prohibits employers from requesting or seeking access to a job applicant's personal social media accounts. See Social Media Privacy.
  • New Orleans has local requirements pertaining to interviewing and selecting job candidates. See Local Requirements.