May 30 – Gov. Bel Edwards signed a law requiring sexually oriented businesses to verify age and work status of employees and independent contractors
On May 30, 2018, Governor Bel Edwards signed House Bill 830. The new law requires sexually oriented businesses to verify the age and work status of all employees and independent contractors. It also requires sexually oriented business to post notices containing information regarding human trafficking and the telephone number of the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline.
May 20 – Gov. Bel Edwards signed a law related to background checks for businesses that provide care or care placement services
On May 20, 2018, Governor Bel Edwards signed Senate Bill 308. The new law directs the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information to create a criminal history system that may be used by businesses that provide care or care placement services to conduct background checks on employees, applicants, and volunteers.
The new law becomes effective on January 1, 2019.