Louisiana Government Agencies

Please select a topic below to jump directly to the corresponding agency:

1. Discrimination/Harassment

2. Safety & Health

3. Unemployment Insurance

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

5. Workers' Compensation

1. Discrimination/Harassment

For more information about filing a discrimination or harassment claim in Louisiana, see our page on filing a discrimination complaint: Louisiana

Discrimination/Harassment - State Agency

Louisiana Commission on Human Rights
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 94094
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804-9004
Physical Address: 1001 N. 23rd St., Suite 262
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
Phone: (225) 342-6969
TDD: (888) 248-0859
Fax: (225) 342-2063
Web Address: http://gov.louisiana.gov/page/lchr

Agency Description/Mission: The Louisiana Commission on Human Rights (LCHR) operates under the auspices of LSA 51:2231 et seq., amended and 23:301 et seq., as amended. LCHR handles complaints of employment discrimination based on race, color, religion , sex, disability, age, sickle cell trait, pregnancy, child birth and related medical conditions.

Discrimination/Harassment - Local Offices of Federal Agency (EEOC)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
New Orleans District Office

Hale Boggs Federal Building
500 Poydras Street, Suite 800
Phone: 1-800-669-4000
TTY: 504-589-2958

For more information about this agency, see the EEOC section of our page on federal agencies

2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
Baton Rouge Area Office

9100 Bluebonnet Centre Blvd, Suite 201
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809
Phone: (225) 298-5458
Fax: (225) 298-5457

For more information about this agency, see the OSHA section of our page on federal agencies

3. Unemployment Insurance

Louisiana Department of Labor
Office of Regulatory Services

Physical Address: 1001 North 23rd Street
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 94094
Baton Rouge, LA 70804 - 9094
Phone: (225) 342-3111
Web Address: http://www.laworks.net/UnemploymentInsurance/UI_MainMenu.asp

Frequently Asked Questions
Benefit Rights Information Booklet
Worker's Claim Information

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards - State Agency

Louisiana has no state agency that enforces wage and hour laws; see the local DOL office(s) below.

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards - Local Offices of Federal Agency (DOL)

U.S. Department of Labor
ESA Wage & Hour Division
New Orleans District Office

F. Edward Hebert Building
600 South Maestri Place
Room 615
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 589-6171
Fax: (504) 589-4751

For more information about this agency, see the U.S. Department of Labor section of our page on federal agencies

5. Workers' Compensation (for job-related injuries or illness)

Louisiana Department of Labor
Office of Workers' Compensation Administration

P.O. Box 94040
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9040
Phone: (225) 342-7555
Fax: (225) 342-5665
E-mail: OWCA@lwc.la.us
Web Address: http://www.laworks.net/WorkersComp/OWC_MainMenu.asp

Key Steps in Workers' Compensation for Injured Workers
Frequently Asked Questions From Injured Workers About Disputed Claims

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Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 293-0015
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Topic of the Week

Sexual Harassment: Legal Standards

We hear a lot in the news about pervasive sexual harassment in the workplace and people are starting to call it out more and more in the media. But we don't hear much about what to do when you are being sexually harassed, or how the law protects you.


Blog of the Week

“Bezos, Our Backs Are Tired”: Amazon Workers Strike on Prime Day

On Monday afternoon, in the blistering heat of a 95-degree day, approximately 50 Amazon workers and community supporters rallied outside of a suburban Minnesota Amazon warehouse chanting, “We work, We sweat, Amazon workers need a rest!” That chant was followed by, “Hey Jeff Bezos! Our backs are tired and our funds are low!"

Thought for the Week

"For much of our nation's history, people of color — particularly women — have been marginalized and discriminated against simply because of their hair style or texture. By signing this bill into law, we are taking an important step toward correcting that history and ensuring people of color are protected from all forms of discrimination."

– Gov. Andrew Cuomo

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