Louisiana

  • Project Labor Agreements

    Statute prohibits government-mandated PLAs on public and publicly assisted construction projects.

  • Prevailing Wage

    No.

  • Right to Work

    Yes.

  • Public-Private Partnerships

    Statute allows state and local entities to enter into P3s on both social infrastructure and transportation projects. Unsolicited bids are considered, but through a competitive bid process.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    Current labor supply satisfies 52% of peak labor demand.

    State offered $50,901,565 in grants and incentives for workforce preparation and development in 2019.

  • Career and Technical Education

    92% of CTE high school graduates are placed in colleges or careers.

    Louisiana recognizes NCCER as an approved curriculum for CTE programs.

  • Job Growth Rate

    -0.4%.

Monthly Unemployment Rate in Louisiana

Please see ABC's state-by-state construction unemployment data here.

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

Private: No law in place.
Public: Owner must pay prime with 45 days after receiving invoice.
Subs: For both public and private, 14 days after prime receives payment from prime to sub and sub to lower tiers.

Immigration/E-Verify Mandate

State and local government contractors are required to use E-Verify. Public and private employers are required to either use E-Verify or check and retain acceptable work authorization documents. Statute provides that an employer shall not be subject to civil penalties pursuant to the provisions of the law upon a showing of either: 1.) The citizenship or work authorization status of every employee has been verified by the use of the federal E-Verify System; or 2.) Each employee has provided a picture ID and one of the following documents which the employer has retained a copy for his records: a) U.S. birth certificate or certified birth card, b) Naturalization certificate, c) Certificate of citizenship, d) Alien registration receipt card, or e) U.S. immigration form I-94 (with employment authorized stamp). Agriculture and horticulture employees are exempt.

Percentage of State GDP From Nonresidential Construction

5.3%.

Incidence Rate

0.8.

Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

Federal oversight.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction

7.6%.

Marijuana Legalization Status

Legalized for medicinal use.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage

None.

Percentage of Pensions Funded

65.3%.

Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate

0.52%

Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)

4% - 8%.

State and Local Public Construction Expenditures (in millions)

$3,949.