Unemployment Insurance: Louisiana
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Patricia A. Morley, Research and Writing Associates
- Most employers doing business in Louisiana are subject to the Louisiana Employment Security Law. See Employer Coverage.
- Claimants must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible for unemployment benefits. See Employee Eligibility.
- Unemployment benefits will generally last for up to 26 weeks. See Benefits.
- Employers and claimants may waive the right to receive written notices or determinations by certified mail. See Filing Claims.
- Louisiana employers must comply with specific notice, posting and recordkeeping requirements related to unemployment insurance. See Notice and Posting Requirements; Recordkeeping Requirements.