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Each unemployment claim is normally effective the Sunday date of the week in which the claim is filed. Louisiana unemployment insurance law provides that the first week benefits would otherwise be paid is to be held as the "week of waiting."
In most cases, the first unemployment check is received three weeks after the claim has been filed.
Have you been discriminated against by a potential or current employer -- as a job applicant or current employee? To best protect your legal rights you should discuss your situation with an employment lawyer. Meet with a local employment for employees attorney sooner rather than later to protect your rights.