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Louisiana Compliance and Regulatory Resources

Compliance with regulations is one of the top struggles for business owners. With compliance resources from Paychex, you can more easily stay ahead of changing business regulations in Louisiana. Dive into the mandates your business may need to adhere to, including minimum wage, workplace safety, and more.

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State Tax Rates and Limits

State Supplemental Withholding Rate*
2024 LA Withholding Tables

State Unemployment Taxable Wage Base Limit

State Unemployment Rate Range for Employers
0.09% to 6.2%

State Unemployment New Employer Rate
1.15% to 2.86%

State Hourly Minimum Wage

State Minimum Wage for Tipped Employees


Private employers must enroll in and use E-Verify or keep copies of specified documents used to complete Form I-9.

  • Penalties: Employers could have business or professional license suspended, plus face escalating civil penalties for continued violations.

Note to employers: Employers have requirements once enrolled in E-Verify, including but not limited to completion of Form I-9 and its verification (the Three Day Rule). Noncompliance could lead to significant civil fines. Some local municipalities also have E-Verify requirements.

Workplace Safety


Louisiana is a federal OSHA jurisdiction that covers most private-sector workers within the state. State and local government workers are not covered by federal OSHA. Additional information available

Workers' Compensation

  • Coverage is mandatory for all employees
  • Coverage is mandatory for corporate officers and LLC members owning less than 10% of the business shares

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