LOU LEG Work Harassment Arbitration


On Jun. 3, LOU LEG passed bill to protect an employee's right to trial.


  • LOU LEG passed bill HB 118 regarding sexual harassment claims and employee rights.
  • Creates LOU LEG 23-861 (labor dispute mediation, pre-dispute arbitration agreements)
  • Key Bill Provisions
  • Adds statute to the canon of mediation and arbitration of labor dispute law to make it unlawful for employer to require staff enter sexual harassment pre-dispute arbitration.
  • Cannot require prospective or current employees to enter such pre-dispute arbitration agreements that subject harassment claims to arbitration, relinquish right to case trial.
  • Legislative History
  • On Mar. 11, 2024, bill introduced in the House; on May 7, 2024, bill passed the House.
  • On May 23, 2024, bill was introduced in Senate; on May 29, 2024, bill passed Senate.
  • On May 30, 2024, bill enrolled; on Jun. 3, 2024, bill sent to the governor for approval.
  • Effectiveness
  • All Louisiana bills passed in the regular legislative session become law Aug. 1, 2024.
  • Jun. 2024 LOU LEG Bill Approval
  • On Jun. 10, 2024, LOU LEG reported governor signed bill as Act 541, effective Aug. 1.
  • Document dated Jun. 10, 2024, received from LOU LEG Jun. 20, summarized Jun. 24.

Regulators LOU LEG
Entity Types CNSM; Corp
Reference Act 541, 6/10/2024; Bill, HB118, 6/3/2024; Citation: LOU LEG 23-861;
Functions Compliance; HR; Legal
Countries United States of America
Category
State
Products Corporate
Regions Am
Rule Type Final
Rule Date 6/3/2024
Effective Date 8/1/2024
Rule Id 214145
Linked to N/A
Reg. Last Update 6/10/2024
Report Section US Consumer

Last substantive update on 06/25/2024