Louisiana Workforce Commission


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We are a service company that can help you file with the Louisiana Workforce Commission. We are not associated with this nor any other government agency. We offer paid services and software to help you file. You are not required to purchase our service to file - you may file directly with this agency without using our service.


Contact Information

Physical address:
1001 N. 23rd Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Phone: 866-783-5567

Web: Home
Email: owd@lwc.la.gov

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Louisiana Workforce Commission in order to provide compliance services to our clients. As a client, you see this and other reference data in License Manager in-line with your licenses.

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Companies acting as employment agencies in Louisiana must obtain the following licenses before offering employment services. Applications usually require proof of incorporation or a certificate of authority.

Louisiana Employment Agency License

Agency:Louisiana Workforce Commission
Fact Checked:1/12/21

Initial Registration

This section applies to firms that are applying for a license in Louisiana for the first time.

Form:

Form 00L-1, not available online.

Agency Fee:

$600

Bond Amount:

$5,000 per location

Fact Checked:12/7/16

Registration Renewal

This section applies to firms that are already licensed in Louisiana and need to renew their license.

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/7/16

Registration Not Required

Not required



Louisiana Professional Employer Organization Registration - Workforce Commission

Agency:Louisiana Workforce Commission
Law:

LA Code § 23:1764

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Bond Requirements:

$100,000 surety bond

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Fact Checked:6/14/21

Initial Registration

Form:

PEO Registration Form & Surety Bond

Notes:
  • All responses must be consistent with all information filed with the State of Louisiana. Conflicting information will result in the rejection of the registration
  • Controlling persons is defined as:
    •  (a) An officer or director of a corporation, a shareholder holding ten percent or more of the voting  Stock of a corporation, a general partner of a partnership, or a manager of a limited liability Company
    • (b) An individual who possesses, directly or indirectly the power to direct or cause the direction of the Management or policies of a person or entity through the ownership of voting stock by written Contract. 
  • There are two methods of filing. With either method selected, you will be required to complete an Employer Application for LA Unemployment Account.
    • Filing Separately
      • Filing separately for each client, with each client having his own account number and
        experience rate. This method makes both PEO and client jointly and severally liable for taxes.
      • When filing each client separately on the Employer Application, fill in the Employer name with the LEGAL name of the company. Report the DBA name, if any.
      • For the mailing address, put the address of the PEO company.
      • A physical address must be provided for each client. If the employee is working from home, provide the city in Louisiana where he /she resides.
    • Filing Under the PEO’s Account Number
      • Requires posting a $100,000.00 surety bond.
      • This method releases the PEO client from joint and severability. There is no experience rating record transfer between the PEO and client.
Required Attachments:
  • Physical addresses of the principal place of business and any or all branches or subsidiaries of the PEO inside and outside of Louisiana
  • Articles or Incorporation,  or other formation.  documents
  • The name, social security number, resident address, position and percent of ownership of all persons responsible for the conduct of affairs of the applicant. This list should include all officers, all directors, all partners (in the case of a partnership), all trustees, all executive committee members and all person(s) owning, directly or indirectly ten (10) percent or more of the applicant and any person who excesses control or influence over the affairs of the applicant.
  • A list of the PEO's clients, including the name, address, physical address and current or previous Unemployment Insurance (SUTA) account number for each.
Bond Amount:

Professional Employer Organizations (leasing) electing to file all clients under one employer
account number must obtain a surety bond in the amount of $100,000.

Fact Checked:6/14/21

Registration Renewal

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Notes:
  • Renewal forms are sent in the mail.
  • All responses must be consistent with all information filed with the State of Louisiana. Conflicting information will result in the rejection of the registration
Fact Checked:6/14/21

Louisiana Talent Agency License

Agency:Louisiana Workforce Commission
Notes:

Louisiana does not have a separate talent agency license, but an employment agency license may be required.

Fact Checked:4/3/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Form 00L-1, not available online.

Agency Fee:

$600

Fact Checked:12/7/16

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/7/16

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