Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

La. R.S. 23:1017.2

Summary Title

Workers' Benefits: First Responder Leave


An employee who leaves their employment to perform their duties as a first responder will be considered on temporary leave of absence and will need to follow their employer's policy regarding such leave.

Full Title

Leave status

Full Text

An employee who leaves employment in order to perform the duties of a first responder pursuant to this Part shall be treated as being on temporary leave of absence subject to the terms and conditions of the employer’s stated policy regarding leaves of absence and provided that he applies for reinstatement in accordance with R.S. 23:1017.3.