Getting Worker's Compensation Benefits
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This category covers if and how an employee can get Worker's Compensation benefits. Generally, workers who are injured on the job or have a sickness or disability that is made worse by workplace conditions can access workers' compensation to help them cover their costs. This also covers whether Worker's Compensation programs stop an employee from being able to sue their employer for their injury.
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.
Louisiana Workers' Compensation Forms
Workers' Compensation Forms- Forms - Numerical, Fraud, Medical Services, Records Management, Second Injury Board, Workplace Safety, Miscellaneous
Wages and the Fair Labor Standards Act
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting employees in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments. Covered nonexempt workers are entitled to a minimum wage of not less than $7.25 per hour effective July 24, 2009. Overtime pay at a rate not less than one and one-half times the regular rate of pay is required after 40 hours of work in a workweek.