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Alaw has been created to into effect August 1, 2023, in Louisiana. The law states that most employers with 20 or more employees are required to provide one day of unpaid leave to employees for medically necessary genetic testing and preventative cancer screening. Employees must be allowed to paid time off, such as vacation time, during their leave. Organizations such as educational institutions, nonprofits, and religious groups are exempt.
Employee Notice and Documentation
It is the employee’s responsibility to schedule their leave Employers can also request documentation confirming that the testing or screening was completed, but not the test results.
The state has been placed in charge of creating a sample notice for businesses that has yet to be published. Once issued, employers need to post the notice about these rights in a visible location at work such as break rooms or the kitchen.
As you prepare for the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s notice to be released, Delta Administrative Services can ensure your company has updated its employee include the genetic testing and preventive cancer screening leave policy.