Employee Handbooks - Work Rules - Employee Conduct: Louisiana
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: David Korn, Phelps Dunbar LLP
- Louisiana is an employment at-will state. When an employee signs and acknowledges an employee handbook, this does not generally create a contract of employment and the employee can still be terminated at-will. In order for a manual or handbook to be part of a binding employer-employee contract, it must be part of the actual employment agreement. See At-Will Employment.
- Louisiana has a statute providing for a smoke-free workplace. See Work Rules Regarding Health and Safety.
- Louisiana has statutes protecting time off for jury duty, military leave, and pregnancy leave. See Work Rules Regarding Schedules, Attendance and Pay.
- Louisiana does not have a minimum wage, vacation leave, or overtime pay statute. See Work Rules Regarding Schedules, Attendance and Pay.