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Paying Employees in Louisiana

  • Louisiana 2022 Minimum Wage:

    • $7.25/hour

    Louisiana Overtime Rules: 1.5 x’s the regular rate of pay for non-exempt employees for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek

    Louisiana Paystub Requirements:

    • No pay stub requirement

    How often do you have to pay employees in Louisiana?

    • Employers must tell employees at the time of hire the frequency of payment; if not designated the pay dates are the 1st and 16th of each month.  Manufacturing employees must be paid at least twice per month.

    When is an employee’s final check due in Louisiana?

    • Wages are due on the next regular pay date or no later than fifteen days (whichever occurs first) for terminations and resignations.

    Louisiana Withholding Tax 

    Louisiana Withholding Tax Registration

    • Register online through Louisiana Department of Revenue
    • Register using the paper form R-16019

    Wages subject to Louisiana income tax:

    • All income earned within the state by residents and nonresidents is subject to Louisiana income tax
    • All income earned by Louisiana residents in other states is subject to Louisiana income tax if the wages are not subject to the income tax by the state where the work is performed

    Louisiana Employee’s Withholding Exemption Certificate


    • None

    Louisiana Withholding Tax Due Dates

    • Due quarterly on the last day of the month following quarter end if average monthly withholding is less than or equal to $500
    • Due monthly by the last day of the month following the reporting period if average monthly withholding is between $500 and $5000 per month on average
    • Due semimonthly on the last day of the month for 1-15 and by the 15 of following month for 16-EOM if annual withholding is $60000+

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    Louisiana Unemployment Tax

    Louisiana Unemployment Tax Registration

    • Register online through the Louisiana Workforce Commission

    Louisiana Unemployment Tax Employer Liabilities

    • New employer rate: Industry rated
    • 2022 Wage Base: $7,700

    Louisiana Unemployment Tax Due Dates

    • Return and payment are due quarterly on the last day of the month following the end of the reporting period

    Louisiana New Hire Reporting

    • Louisiana Directory of New Hires
      PO Box 142513
      Richmond, VA 78714-2513
    • Phone: 888-223-1461
    • Fax: 888-223-1462
    • Report new hires online

    Louisiana Child Support

    • Centralized Collection Unit
      PO Box 260222
      Baton Rouge, LA 70826
    • Phone: 888-524-3578
    • Pay Louisiana child support online



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