State law encourages employers to offer leave for parents to participate in school activities or requires employer leave for public sector employees only.
Louisiana Revised Statutes 23:1015.2 School and day care conference and activities leave.
A. An employer may grant an employee leave from work of up to a total of sixteen hours during any twelve-month period to attend, observe, or participate in conferences or classroom activities related to the employee’s dependent children for whom he is the legal guardian that are conducted at the child’s school or day care center, if the conferences or classroom activities cannot reasonably be scheduled during the nonwork hours of the employee. An employee who wishes to request leave under this Part shall provide reasonable notice to the employer prior to the leave and make a reasonable effort to schedule the leave so as not to unduly disrupt the operations of the employer.
B. An employer is not required to pay an employee for any time taken as leave pursuant to Subsection A of this Section. However, an employee shall be permitted to substitute any accrued vacation time or other appropriate paid leave for any leave taken pursuant to this Section.