Various employee issues can emerge at a Louisiana workplace, including workplace safety, wage disputes, taxation questions, wrongful termination and discrimination. Many of these are covered by various state and federal employment laws. However, sometimes an employment relationship may be entirely based on the contract entered into by the employee and the employer. In such cases, state contract law may be applicable to any employee disputes.
Many people who have applied for a job are also protected under the employment laws. A job applicant has a right to be free from discrimination; hence employers are not allowed to ask certain questions related to the applicant's family during the hiring process. Also, employees have a right to a safe workplace, fair wages and have certain whistleblower rights as well. If any of the rights of an employee are violated, the employee may take all necessary legal steps to protect them. Even employees who are terminated can benefit from employment laws, if their termination was not valid or if their wages were not paid to them. Recently, a former employee in Louisiana filed a suit against a healthcare company in order to collect vacation time and back wages.