COVID-19 & the Louisiana Workforce Commission

By May 4, 2020COVID-19

Emergency Rule:

The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) issued an emergency rule that requires Louisiana employers to notify workers of the availability of unemployment benefits at the time of separation.

The LWC created a sample form that contains this required information and this sample form can be found on the state’s website:

Other Information for Employers in Louisiana:

If employers temporarily close or reduce your hours of operations due to COVID-19, contact the LWC with any specific questions or guidance.

Employers can reach the LWC at  for any unemployment questions. Employers must provide their company’s name, a point of contact, telephone number, email address, and any specific questions or requests at the time of contact. Also, the Employer Call Center can be reached at 225-326-6999.

For other programs and assistance, contact an American Job Center. Go to to find the closest American Job Center.

An Important Note for Reimbursers:

Non-charges may be granted to reimbursable employers impacted by COVID-19.


Our office will monitor COVID-19 updates closely and will send out additional announcements as we become aware of any updates. You can also review these updates on our website at too.

Please reach out to your representative with any questions.

Mike Parker

Author Mike Parker

Mike has 30 years of experience in unemployment cost control management, and has been with Thomas & Company for 25 years. He is the primary contact with state agencies building strong relationships, lobbying for opportunities that increase quality of service and efficiencies, and insuring compliance with state specific requirements. He works with the client service team, answering technical questions related to the unemployment insurance programs administered by the individual states and oversees the processes associated with wage audits and fraudulent claim inquiries. Mike is a member of the SIDES Operations Committee and currently sits on four Operations Committee subcommittees.

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