2011 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 23 — Labor and worker's compensation
RS 23:1035 — Employees covered
§1035. Employees covered
A. The provisions of this Chapter shall also apply to every person performing services arising out of and incidental to his employment in the course of his own trade, business, or occupation, or in the course of his employer's trade, business, or occupation, except that the bona fide president, vice president, secretary, or treasurer of a corporation who owns not less than ten percent of the stock therein, or a partner with respect to a partnership employing him, or a member of a limited liability company as defined in R.S. 12:1301(A)(13) who owns not less than a ten percent membership interest therein, or a sole proprietor with respect to such sole proprietorship may by written agreement with his insurer or group self-insurance fund elect not to be covered by the provisions of this Chapter. Such election shall not be limited, but shall apply to all trades, businesses, or occupations conducted by said corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or sole proprietorship. Such an election shall be binding upon the employing corporation, partnership, limited liability company, and sole proprietor and the surviving spouse, relatives, personal representative, heirs, or dependents of the officer, partner, member, or sole proprietor so electing. No salary or compensation received by any such bona fide corporate officer, partner, member, or sole proprietor so electing shall be used in computing the premium rate for workers' compensation insurance.
B.(1) There is exempt from coverage under this Chapter all labor, work, or services performed by any employee of a private residential householder in connection with the private residential premises of such householder or any employee of a private unincorporated farm, in connection with cultivating the soil, or in connection with raising or harvesting of any agricultural commodity, including the management of livestock, when the employee's annual net earnings for labor, work, or services amounts to one thousand dollars or less and the total net earnings of all employees of such farm do not exceed two thousand five hundred dollars and which labor, work, or services are not incidental to and do not arise out of any trade, business, or occupation of such householder or private unincorporated farm. With respect to such labor, work, or services and any employee performing the same, a private residential householder or a private unincorporated farmer, shall have no liability under the provisions of this Chapter either as employer or as a principal; however, any person who is engaged in the trade, business, or occupation of furnishing labor, work, or services to private residential premises or farms, shall be liable under the provisions of this Chapter to his employees or their dependents for injury or death arising from and incidental to their employment in rendering such labor, work, or services.
(2) There is also exempt from coverage under this Chapter, musicians and performers who are rendering services pursuant to a performance contract.
C. Where applicable, an employee may seek tort recovery for injuries arising out of such labor, work, or services, or recovery from any insurance policy that the homeowner or employer may have which extends coverage to persons injured on the homeowner's or employer's premises, regardless of the employee's employment status, provided that the labor, work, or services performed by such employee are exempt from the provisions of this Chapter.
Amended by Acts 1975, No. 583, §1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975; Acts 1976, No. 177, §1; Acts 1979, No. 465, §1; Acts 1981, No. 827, §1; Acts 1983, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 1, §6; Acts 1995, No. 246, §1, eff. June 14, 1995; Acts 1997, No. 920, §1, eff. July 10, 1997; Acts 2001, No. 1014, §1, eff. June 27, 2001; Acts 2001, No. 1100, §1; Acts 2010, No. 120, §1.
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