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Payroll Louisiana, Unique Aspects of Louisiana Payroll Law and Practice
The Louisiana State Agency that oversees the collection and reporting of State income taxes deducted from payroll checks is:
This information must be reported within 20 days of the hiring or rehiring.
The information can be sent as a W4 or equivalent by mail, fax or electronically.
There is a penalty for a late report in Louisiana and 0 for conspiracy.
The Louisiana new hire-reporting agency can be reached at 888-223-1461or on the web at http://www.dss.state.la.us/departments/dss/New_Hire_Registry.html.
Louisiana does not allow compulsory direct deposit
Louisiana has no State Wage and Hour Law provisions concerning pay stub information.
Louisiana requires that employee be paid no less often than semimonthly or biweekly for manufacturing, mining, or public service corporations.
Louisiana requires that the lag time between the end of the pay period and the payment of wages to the employee not exceed ten days after pay period; 15 days for public service corporations.
Louisiana payroll law requires that involuntarily terminated employees must be paid their final pay with in 15 working days and that voluntarily terminated employees must be paid 15 days after they quit.
Deceased employee's wages of ,000 must be paid to the surviving spouse or adult child (in that order) if there is an instrument indicating relationship to deceased.
Escheat laws in Louisiana require that unclaimed wages be paid over to the state after one year.
The employer is further required in Louisiana to keep a record of the wages abandoned and turned over to the state for a period of 10 years.
There is no provision in Louisiana law concerning tip credits against State minimum wage.
In Louisiana the payroll laws covering mandatory rest or meal breaks are only that minors under 16 must have 30 minutes rest after five hours of work.
Louisiana statute requires that wage and hour records be kept for a period of not less than one year. These records will normally consist of at least the information required under FLSA.
The Louisiana agency charged with enforcing Child Support Orders and laws is:
Support Enforcement Services Program
Department of Social Services
P.O. Box 94065
618 Main St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Louisiana has the following provisions for child support deductions:
Please note that this article is not updated for changes that can and will happen from time to time.
About the Author: Charles J. Read, CPA has been in the payroll, accounting and tax business for 30 years,