Louisiana does not have a state minimum wage rate.
Employers are required to comply with the federal minimum wage rate of $7.25.
There is no state law for tipped wages either.
The federal minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.13.
Under the FLSA, employers are permitted to take a tip credit based on tips earned by employees and count them towards the standard minimum wage.
Non-exempt employees must be paid an overtime rate of 1 ½ times the regular rate of pay for hours worked in excess of 40 in one workweek.
The federal overtime laws stipulate that the minimum salary requirement for administrative, professional, and executive exemptions is $684 per week, or $35,568 per year.
Aside from the required meal period for minor employees, there are no other state laws regarding breaks or meal periods for adult employees.
Federal law does not require employers to provide meal periods or breaks, but if they choose to do so, breaks lasting less than 20 minutes must be paid.
Meal periods do not need to be paid if employees are free to do as they wish.
All minor employees must receive a meal period after working for 5 consecutive hours.