Employment and Labor Laws

Louisiana

Louisiana Minimum Wage Laws


Minimum wage

Louisiana has not established a state minimum wage rate. Louisiana law prohibits any governmental subdivision of the state from creating a minimum wage for employees. LA Statute 23:642. Employers would be required to pay employees the federal minimum wage as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act. Currently, the federal minimum wage is $7.25.


Tip minimum wage

Louisiana does not have minimum wage or overtime laws and, thus, has not established a rules regarding tip or gratuity pooling. Because most employers and employees in Louisiana are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the standards for tip or gratuity pooling set forth in that law typically apply.


Tip pooling and sharing

Louisiana minimum wage law does not address other tip/gratuity requirements. Because Louisiana minimum wage law does not address other tip/gratuity requirements, an employer is not required to consider/pay for other tip/gratuity requirements when paying its employees their wages, unless otherwise required by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).


Subminimum wage

Employees with disabilities

Louisiana does not have minimum wage laws and, thus, does not address minimum wage rates employers may pay to employees with disabilities. Because most employers and employees in Louisiana are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the standards for wage rates for employees with disabilities set forth in that law typically apply.


Trainees

Louisiana does not have minimum wage laws and, thus, does not address subminimum wage rates employers may pay to trainees. Because most employers and employees in Louisiana are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the standards for wage rates for trainees set forth in that law typically apply.


Apprentices

Louisiana does not have minimum wage laws and, thus, does not address subminimum wage rates employers may pay to apprentices. Because most employers and employees in Louisiana are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the standards for minimum wage rates for apprentices set forth in that law typically apply.


Learners

Louisiana does not have minimum wage laws and, thus, does not address subminimum wage rates employers may pay to learners. Because most employers and employees in Louisiana are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the standards for minimum wage rates for learners set forth in that law typically apply.


Student learners

Louisiana does not have minimum wage laws and, thus, does not address subminimum wage rates employers may pay to student learners. Because most employers and employees in Louisiana are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the standards for minimum wage rates for student learners set forth in that law typically apply.


Student workers

Louisiana does not have minimum wage laws and, thus, does not address subminimum wage rates employers may pay to student workers. Because most employers and employees in Louisiana are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the standards for minimum wage rates for student workers set forth in that law typically apply.


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