Louisiana Workforce Commission


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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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Louisiana Private Employment Service License

Agency:Louisiana Workforce Commission
Law:

LA Rev Stat. § 23:104

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Bond Requirements:

$5,000 surety bond

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Automatic Exemption

Exemption Eligible Organizations:
  • Any person conducting a business which consists exclusively of employing individuals directly for the purpose of furnishing contract or temporary help
  • Any lawful hiring hall system operated by a labor union, to any lawful referral system operated by a labor union, or to the operation of any labor organization or its officers, agents, employees, and members
  • Any person who seeks to or who employs an employee solely for his own use provided that no fee is charged directly or indirectly for employment given
  • Any nonprofit corporation, organization, or association that offers an employment service exclusively to its members on a nonprofit basis
  • Employer-fee-paid employment services, whether domestic or foreign, or authorize or allow the regulation of the charges made by such employment services to employers
Law:

LA Rev Stat. § 23:102

Initial Registration

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

Form:

Form 00L-1 Application (not available online)

Agency Fee:

$300 investigation fee + $200 license fee

Required Attachments:
  • OOL-2 Bond Form
  • Proposed applicant's contract
  • Certified copy of articles of incorporation or articles of partnership (domestic entities)
  • Certificate of authority issued by the Lousiana Secretary of State
  • Three notarized statements from character references
  • Each proposed licensee must submit a resume detailing his/her business involvement during the preceding 10 years

Registration Renewal

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

Form:

Form OOL-1 Renewal Application (not available online)

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Required Attachments:
  • OOL-2 Bond Form
  • Applicant contract

Registration Not Required

Not required



Louisiana Professional Employer Organization Registration - Workforce Commission

Agency:Louisiana Workforce Commission
Law:

LA Code § 23:1764

Eligible Entity Types:

  • Corporation
  • Partnership
  • Limited Liability Partnership
  • Limited Liability Company
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Bond Requirements:

$100,000 surety bond

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

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.

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
Required Attachments:

  • Physical addresses of the principal place of business and all branches/subsidiaries
  • List of controlling persons, including officers, directors, and shareholders owning more than 10% and individuals who have the power to direct or cause the direction of Management or policies
  • $100,000 surety bond if filing with all clients at once for which a list of clients must be provided with unemployment insurance account number

Louisiana Talent Agency License

Agency:Louisiana Workforce Commission
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Notes:

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

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Form 00L-1, not available online.

Agency Fee:

$600

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Annually

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