Louisiana Employment and Labor Law Updates 2022


December

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


November

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


October

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


September

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


August

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July

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June

Employment and Discrimination

Bill

House Bill 988

Summary

Provides that no state employer shall subject an employee or prospective employee to negative employment consequences based solely on a positive drug test for marijuana, marijuana components, including tetrahydrocannabinols, or marijuana metabolites if the employee or prospective employee has been clinically diagnosed as suffering from a debilitating medical condition and a licensed physician has recommended marijuana for therapeutic use by the employee in accordance with R.S. 40:1046.

Enacted

06/18/2022

Effective Date

06/22/2022

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


Parental Leave

Bill

House Bill 980

Summary

Provides for qualification for the state employee leave transfer program; defines leave recipient as a full time employee of an employing agency who has a need to receive annual, sick, or compensatory leave from the pool leave account of his employing agency and who meets one of the specified qualifying circumstances, including a catastrophic illness or serious injury of the employee or specified family members of the employee and/or when the employee experiences the birth or adoption of a child.

Enacted

06/18/2022

Effective Date

06/22/2022

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


Supplemental Pay

Bill

House Bill 918

Summary

Relates to supplemental pay for certain law enforcement officers; provides relative to prior service for purposes of the period of service requirement; provides relative to disbursement of funds; provides for the board of review; provides relative to eligibility for supplemental pay.

Enacted

06/18/2022

Effective Date

06/22/2022

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


Medical Marijuana

Bill

House Bill 553

Summary

Relates to suitability requirements for persons associated with production of therapeutic marijuana; provides for definitions; prohibits government agencies from conducting suitability investigations as a requirement for licensure to produce therapeutic marijuana; requires employees of contractors to submit to criminal background checks; permits contractors to conduct background checks as a condition of employment.

Enacted

06/18/2022

Effective Date

06/22/2022

Topics

Employer_Obligations: Background_checks; Employment_relations: Prospective_employee;
Industry: Marijuana


Hair Discrimination

Bill

House Bill 1083

Summary

Relatives to discrimination; to provide relative to discrimination based on hairstyle; provides relative to discrimination in education, employment, public accommodations, and housing opportunities; provides for definitions.

Enacted

06/16/2022

Effective Date

08/01/2022

Topics

Prohibited_Practices: Discrimination, Hairstyles


Nursing Homes

Bill

House Bill 933

Summary

Relates to nursing homes licensed by the Louisiana Department of Health; provides for emergency preparedness among nursing homes; provides requirements and standards for nursing home emergency preparedness plans; provides procedures for and schedules by which nursing homes shall develop and submit such plans; provides for duties of the Louisiana Department of Health and local offices of emergency preparedness with respect to nursing home emergency preparedness.

Enacted

06/16/2022

Effective Date

06/16/2022

Topics

Employer_Obligations: Emergency, Policy_requirement; Industry: Nursing_homes


Exceptions to Hiring Prohibition

Bill

House Bill 334

Summary

Relates to employment of nonlicensed persons with certain healthcare providers; relates to the role of peer support specialists in behavioral health settings; authorizes the employment by licensed behavioral health services providers of peer support specialists who have been convicted of certain offenses; provides conditions for the employment of such persons; provides for administrative rulemaking by the Louisiana Department of Health.

Enacted

04/15/2022

Effective Date

08/01/2022

Topics

Employment_relations: Peer_support_special; Industry: Behavioral_health


May

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


April

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March

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


February

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January

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.

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