Wage Payment, Hours, And Breaks At Work
Learn About Your Issue
This category covers issues an employee may have with how much they are getting paid, if they are getting adequate overtime, if employers are requiring workers to clock out during breaks, if the employer is paying less than the minimum wage, or if there are other claims/problems around the amount paid for the hours worked. This might include topics like 'wage theft', when workers are not being paid what is owed to them.
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.
Employee Or Independent Contractor?
This resource breaks down the differences between employees and independent contractors.
Employment For Minors
Louisiana Workforce Commission information for employment for minors. This includes the mandatory form for minors ages 14-17 to complete and provide to their employer before a minor can begin work.
Equal Pay/Equal Compensation Discrimination in Employment
Do you feel you have been discriminated against in a workplace because you were not given equal pay? This resource goes over equal pay/equal compensation discrimination and the process to file an equal pay/equal compensation claim.
Federal Law Information for Minor Employment
Federal information for minor age (14-15) workers. Briefly explains federal law including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) on a minor's work hours.
Louisiana Civil Legal Navigator
Not sure where to start your legal research? Try the Louisiana Civil Legal Navigator. Answer a few questions about yourself and your situation to get customized legal information, local court forms, referrals to legal aid, and more. Available for Divorce, Child Custody, Employment Law, and private Landlord-Tenant Law.
The Federal Minimum Wage
Learn about the federal minimum wage provision. The federal minimum wage for covered nonexempt employees is $7.25 per hour effective July 24, 2009. The federal minimum wage provisions are contained in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Many states also have minimum wage laws. Where an employee is subject to both the state and federal minimum wage laws, the employee is entitled to the higher of the two minimum wages. Various minimum wage exceptions apply under specific circumstances to workers with disabilities, full-time students, youth under age 20 in their first 90 consecutive calendar days of employment, tipped employees and student-learners.
Tipped Employees Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
Do you work for tips? Not sure if your employer is paying you what you're owed? This Fact Sheet may answer your questions.
Unpaid Wages, Including Sample Demand Letter
This resource has general information and FAQs on Unpaid Wages, a sample demand letter to your employer, plus a link to a program you can use to automatically create an unpaid wages demand letter. Just answer a few questions and your letter will be generated. This program does not provide legal advice.
Wages And Hours Worked: Child Labor Protections
This resource describes the Federal laws that are designed to protect the educational opportunities of minors and to prohibit their employment in jobs that are harmful to their health and well‑being.