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Louisiana Wage Payment Timing Requirements

Filed under Managing the Workplace. Fact checked on May 25, 2012.

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Employers in Louisiana must comply with these state rules regarding the timing and frequency of wage payments.

Employers without a designated payday must pay employees on or near the first and sixteenth day of the month.

Public service corporations and Louisiana employers engaged in manufacturing, boring for oil or mining operations employing 10 or more persons, except for clerical force or salespersons, are covered under the following rules:

  • Employees must be paid at least once every two weeks or twice during the calendar month with paydays two weeks apart whenever possible.
  • A holdover of 10 days is permitted (15 days for public service corporations).

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