LOU LEG Nondisclosure Agreements


On Jun. 3, LOU LEG passed bill on nondisclosure clause applicability.


  • LOU LEG passed bill HB 161 to add provision that a nondisclosure agreement does not apply in cases involving sexual harassment or involving hostile work environment.
  • Bill adds section to Louisiana's ancillary civil code found at LOU LEG 9:2717.3.
  • Bill Provisions
  • Proposed law defined hostile work environment, sexual harassment, hostile work environment dispute, nondisclosure clause, as well as sexual harassment dispute.
  • Provided that nondisclosure clause required by employer, agreed to prior to a hostile work environment or sexual harassment dispute, shall not be judicially enforceable.
  • Does not restrict ability of individual to enter into confidential settlement agreement provided that agreement is entered into after report of hostility/harassment is filed.
  • Or after hostile work environment dispute or sexual harassment dispute has occurred.
  • Legislative History
  • On Mar. 19, 2024, bill was introduced in Senate; on Apr. 22, 2024, bill passed Senate.
  • On Feb. 26, 2024, bill was introduced in House; on May 28, 2024, bill passed House.
  • On Jun. 3, 2024, bill was delivered to governor, and is pending governor action.
  • Effectiveness
  • If enacted, Act will become effective Aug. 1, 2024.
  • Jun. 25, 2024 LOU LEG Bill Approval
  • On Jun. 25, 2024, LOU LEG reported bill became Act 781 without governor's signature.

Regulators LOU LEG
Entity Types Corp
Reference Act 781, 6/25/2024; Bill HB161, 6/3/2024; Citation: LOU LEG 9;
Functions Compliance; Financial; 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 214186
Linked to N/A
Reg. Last Update 6/25/2024
Report Section US Consumer

Last substantive update on 06/30/2024