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
1100 Connecticut Ave, NW
Suite 920
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 293-0015
Fax: (202) 293-0115
Toll Free: 855-202-0011

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Chicago, IL
150 N. Wacker Drive
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Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 574-3420
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"This year, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA), a fundamental support to our all-volunteer force. With roots dating back to World War II, USERRA became law on Oct. 13, 1994, and has helped to build a more robust reserve component, enabling the world’s strongest military to be economically efficient and deeply woven into the fabric of American community life. USERRA strengthened and formalized economic protections that enable all service members’ careers to progress, without pause, while serving our nation."

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