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Unpaid Wages: Demand Letter and Information Guide

Welcome to the Louisiana Unpaid Wages Demand Letter LibGuide

This guide has some basic information about demanding unpaid wages after employment is over. There is also a link to a computer program that will let you create an unpaid wages demand letter to send to the former employer. If you do not know which form or forms you need, try to find a lawyer to help you with your claim. The LibGuide and form are not legal advice.

This guide and form are not legal advice. You can only get legal advice from a lawyer licensed to practice in your state who agrees to help you with your specific situation.

There are programs that offer free legal help for low-income or other qualified people.  You can search for free legal help in your parish on ( and its online directory of free legal services programs: 


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