Outline the details of an employment in Louisiana by using a Louisiana employment contract. An employment contract protects both the employer and the employee by detailing the terms and conditions of employment. A few elements that a Louisiana employment contract will cover include the job responsibilities of the employee, the compensation they will receive, and the duration of the employment.
Employment Contracts: What to Consider as an Employer in Louisiana
When hiring employees in Louisiana, there are several employment laws that you need to be aware of.
Louisiana is an at-will employment state.
Minimum Wage Laws in Louisiana
In Louisiana, there is no state minimum wage law. Employers that are subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act must pay the current Federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.
Employment/Age Certification in Louisiana
For minors under 18, Louisiana requires employment certificates. Age certification is not required in Louisiana.
Payday Requirements in Louisiana
Louisiana requires employers to pay employees on regularly scheduled paydays at least bi-weekly or semi-monthly.
Semi-monthly is applicable to entities employing 10 or more employees that are engaged in manufacturing, mining, or boring for oil, and to every public service corporation. 
Minimum Periods for Breaks and Meals in Louisiana
Louisiana does not require paid minimum rest or meal periods.
Louisiana Employment Contract Sample
Download a Louisiana employment contract template below in PDF or Word format.