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Louisiana Governor Approves Bill Allowing Hair Samples to Be Used for Drug Testing

Governor Bobby Jindal recently approved Act 74, which clarifies that hair tests are an acceptable method for employers to drug test potential hires. Hair testing detects drug use by an individual up to 90 days prior to the day the test is given. Meanwhile urine and blood tests can only detect drug use up to a few days before the test is administered.

Louisiana Governor Signs Amendments to Drug Testing Law

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed amendments into law that create a framework for conducting drug testing of an employee's hair. Forensic hair drug testing provides a larger window for detection of drugs than blood or urine testing.

Three New Louisiana Laws Limit Use of Cell Phones in Vehicles

On Wednesday, July 2, 2008, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed three different bills limiting the use of cell phones and other wireless devices by the driver of a motor vehicle. Two of the bills target inexperienced drivers and broadly prohibit the use of cell phones. The other targets all drivers, but applies only to using devices for sending or reading text messages. Taken together, these laws create some significant restrictions on drivers that will apply to employees driving on company business.

Louisiana's Version of "Bring Your Guns To Work".

The State of Louisiana became the latest, following at least Florida and Georgia, to enact a law specifically allowing employees to bring guns to the workplace, subject to certain limitations. The law is not as extensive as similar legislation in some other states, and contains various protections for employers. It should still be viewed with some concern, but not alarm, by Louisiana businesses.

Fisher Phillips | California | California Supreme Court Embraces Employee-Friendly Formula For Calculating OT Pay (March 05, 2018)

Fisher Phillips | California | FEHC Proposes Regulations to Implement California’s New “Ban the Box” and “New Parent Leave” Laws (March 04, 2018)

Fisher Phillips | California | Your Comprehensive Guide to 2018 Proposed California Legislation (February 28, 2018)

FordHarrison LLP | California | California Supreme Court's Recent Overtime Ruling Likely to Cause Payroll Problems (March 07, 2018)

Jackson Lewis P.C. | California | California Court of Appeals Holds Labor Code § 558 Claims Are Indivisible Claims and Not Arbitrable (February 28, 2018)

Jackson Lewis P.C. | California | Calculating Overtime Value of Flat-Sum Bonus Must Be Based on Actual Non-Overtime Hours Worked, California High Court Holds (March 11, 2018)

Fisher Phillips | California | The Plot Thickens: Trump Administration Sues California Over New Immigration Laws, Including AB 450 (March 09, 2018)

Jackson Lewis P.C. | California | Pending California Legislation Alert! Recently Introduced Bill Seeks to Protect Medicinal Marijuana Users from Employment Discrimination in California (February 27, 2018)

Jackson Lewis P.C. | California | California Transportation Industry Waives Goodbye to Enforcement of Federal Arbitration Act Provisions in Employment Contracts (March 07, 2018)

Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP | California | California Proposes New Regulations on Parent Leave and Criminal History Inquiries (March 14, 2018)