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Listed below are some things that those who conduct employee background checks in the State of Louisiana should know.

State Capital

Baton Rouge


Louisiana has 64 parishes.

State Court Structure

  • Trial Courts: The court of general jurisdiction is the district court, which has original jurisdiction of all civil and criminal matters. It is the exclusive original jurisdiction of felony cases and of most cases involving property.
  • Appellate Courts: Louisiana has five Circuit Courts of appeal which act as is the state’s intermediate appellate courts for most civil and criminal matters. Supreme Court of Louisiana:
  • The Louisiana Supreme Judicial Court is the state’s highest and devotes much of its time to considering applications for writs to the lower courts.

Federal Court Structure

Trial Courts:

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana

Appellate Court:

  • Federal cases in Louisiana are appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Ban the Box Laws

  • Louisiana does not have a statewide ban the box law.
  • City and County Ban the Box: New Orleans

Credit Report Restrictions

Louisiana does not have a law that restricts the use of credit reports in the hiring process.

Medical Marijuana

Louisiana does not have a medical marijuana law.

Social Media

The state of Louisiana restricts or limits private employers from accessing and requesting employee/candidate log in information for personal social media accounts.

The information on this page is provided as general educational information and is not legal advice, either express or implied. Consultation with qualified legal counsel is recommended for all matters of employment law.