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Published: Aug 15, 2023

Louisiana Enacts Genetic Testing and Cancer Screening Leave

Louisiana Enacts Genetic Testing and Cancer Screening Leave
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Update Effective: August 1, 2023

Louisiana employers with 20 or more employees are now required to grant a day of leave to employees for medically necessary genetic testing and cancer screening. Employees should provide at least 15 days’ notice before taking leave. Employers may request documentation to support the request but cannot inquire about the results. Employers are not required to provide pay for this time off, although employees can use their accrued paid time off, if available.

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Published: Aug 11, 2021

Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnancy

Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnancy
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Update Effective: August 1, 2021

Louisiana employers are now required to provide reasonable accommodations for employees who request them due to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Employers must provide a notice of these new requirements to current employees by December 1, 2021, and notify all new employees upon hire.

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Published: Feb 11, 2021

(New Orleans) New Orleans Bans Hairstyle Discrimination

(New Orleans) New Orleans Bans Hairstyle Discrimination
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Update Effective: December 22, 2020

New Orleans has amended its anti-discrimination ordinance to further define discrimination based on race or national origin by explicitly prohibiting employment discrimination based on protected cultural hairstyles commonly associated with such protected characteristics. The city joined a growing list of localities that have enacted similar laws.

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