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      RS 23:341     




§341. Application

            A. The provisions of this Part shall apply only to an employer who employs more than twenty-five employees within this state for each working day in each of twenty or more calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year.

            B.(1) For purposes of this Part, pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions are treated as any other temporary disability, except pregnancy-related conditions need not meet any definition of disability for the purposes of R.S. 23:342.

            (2) Nothing in this Part shall be construed to require an employer to provide his employees with health insurance coverage for the medical costs of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. The inclusion in any such health insurance coverage of any provisions or coverage relating to medical costs of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions shall not be construed to require the inclusion of any other provisions or coverage, nor shall coverage of any related medical conditions be required by virtue of coverage of any medical costs of pregnancy, childbirth, or other related medical conditions.

            C. The provisions of this Chapter shall apply to the awarding of a contract or subcontract for providing goods or services.

            D. Nothing in this Part shall impair any obligation an employer may have under any local ordinance or state or federal law or regulation.

            Acts 1997, No. 1409, §1, eff. Aug. 1, 1997; Acts 1999, No. 1366, §1; Acts 2021, No. 393, §1.

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