Louisiana Employment Contract Templates

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Louisiana employment contracts are documents that outline the work agreement between an employer and an employee. The employee’s wages, payment schedule, duration of employment, and any vacation pay/benefits must all be outlined within the agreement. Furthermore, the employer may request the employee to agree to a non-disclosure and/or non-compete agreement. Having a written contract gives both parties security and methods of recompense in the event that the other person does not fulfill their obligations.

LawsTitle 23 (Labor and Worker’s Compensation)

Table of Contents

By Type (4)


Employee Non-Disclosure Agreement – This contract obligates the employee not to reveal any private company/business information to competing businesses.

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Employee Non-Compete Agreement – An agreement stipulating that the employee is not permitted to compete against the employer for a period of up to two (2) years.

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Independent Contractor Agreement – An agreement between a business/individual and a limited-term contractor hired for a particular project.

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Subcontractor Agreement – Used by businesses/individuals to hire additional contractors for ongoing projects.

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What is an Employee?

“Employee” Definition – § 47:111(C)

“. . . means an individual, whether resident or nonresident of this State, who performs or performed any service in this state for wages or any resident of this state who performs or performed any service outside this state for wages. The word “employee”, as used in this Sub-part, is intended to include officers of corporations and elected officials.”

At-Will Employment

At-Will Employment – At-will is permissible without exception.

Income Tax Rate (Individual)

Individual Income Tax – 2% to 6% (§ 47:32)

Minimum Wage ($/hr)

Minimum Wage – $7.25 (§ 23:642 – recognizes federal wage laws)

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