Unemployment Benefits & Job Loss
Learn About Your Issue
This category concerns financial compensation and insurance coverage for people who are unemployed. This includes how to apply for these benefits, who is eligible, what issues might arise, hearings about misconduct or disqualification, dealing with overpayments or recoupment, and terminating the benefit.
Disaster Employment And Unemployment
This helps people whose employment or self-employment gets interrupted as part of a disaster. The loss or result of unemployment must be the result of a major disaster. This covers how to apply for disaster unemployment benefits. This also covers what wage theft is, your right to fair wage pay, and what to do if you are not being paid fair wages as a result of a disaster.
How To Appeal Louisiana Workforce Unemployment Overpayment Collections
This covers what to do when a person finds out they may have gotten overpaid unemployment money. The Louisiana Workforce Commission must give notice to a person that they got an incorrect amount of money. This resource covers ways to pay the money back or ways to contest or appeal the decision. This covers penalties a person might face. This covers issues a person may deal with in allegations of fraud.
Louisiana lets employers ask employees to sign Non-Compete Agreements. Information about why you should not sign a non-compete agreement and what to do if you did.
Unemployment Benefits Guide
This information explains unemployment benefits in the state of Louisiana. The federal unemployment program in Louisiana is run by the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LAWorks).
Waivers of Discrimination Claims in Employee Severance Agreements
Many employers offer departing employees money or benefits in exchange for a release (or “waiver”) of liability for all claims connected with the employment relationship, including discrimination claims under the civil rights laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) -- the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Equal Pay Act (EPA). Includes what to do if you are offered a severance agreement in exchange for a waiver of your actual or potential discrimination claims, basic information about severance agreements, and when a waiver is valid.