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Alternative Dispute Resolution: Louisiana

Alternative Dispute Resolution requirements for other states

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

Author: David M. Korn, Phelps Dunbar LLP


  • Louisiana law allows employers to seek assistance in the settlement of labor disputes by engaging in the mediation and arbitration services of state-approved arbitrators and mediators. See Private Employers.
  • Municipal transit authority employees are required to engage in compulsory arbitration when an impasse is reached during negotiations. See Public Employers.
  • The Louisiana Workforce Commission is charged with enforcing state labor laws and investigating potential violations. See Louisiana Workforce Commission.