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Key Wage Assignment Fix and Unemployment Insurance Changes

By Mike Ripley, vice president of health care policy and employment law * PDF version available for printing * At the Chamber’s request, Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) carried SB 99, which allowed for a wage assignment for the rental of uniforms. The U.S. Southern District Court determined that while the Indiana code permits deductions for the “purchase” of uniforms, [...]

2019-05-15T11:04:25-04:00May 15th, 2019|

Indiana Chamber Stops Unemployment Insurance Tax Increase

The federal government considers Indiana’s current unemployment insurance (UI) trust fund balance of $650 million to be insufficient. The fed’s calculations show that Indiana should be somewhere between $1.7 and $1.8 billion. Moreover, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) calculates that the state’s balance will be around $1 billion by the end of 2020 based upon current forecasts [...]

2019-03-29T12:11:01-04:00March 29th, 2019|

Labor Relations: DWD Delivers Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Update

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) recently presented an unemployment insurance (UI) trust fund update to the Interim Study Committee on Labor and Employment. DWD reminded the committee that structural changes were made to the system in 2011, that Schedule E ratings are mandated through 2020 and that the federal loan was paid off in June of 2016.  [...]

2018-09-28T12:34:20-04:00September 28th, 2018|

Indiana Chamber Endorses Steve Braun for Congress in the 4th District

(INDIANAPOLIS) — The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is backing conservative businessman Steve Braun in his bid for Indiana’s 4th Congressional District. “Steve Braun has a proven track record as a business leader, state legislator and Indiana Department of Workforce Development commissioner. He is the candidate most qualified to deliver positive solutions and results on issues critical to businesses,” said [...]

2018-04-27T10:04:08-04:00April 17th, 2018|

Unemployment Insurance Bill Passes Senate Committee

Bill # and Title: HB 1036 – Unemployment Insurance Author: Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) Summary: Excludes worker’s compensation and occupational diseases compensation payments from the definition of “wages” for unemployment insurance purposes. Establishes a flat fee of $12 as the employer’s collection fee for withholding amounts from an individual’s income to repay unemployment insurance (UI) benefit overpayments. Allows an [...]

2018-02-16T13:02:43-04:00February 16th, 2018|