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Chamber-Backed Wage Assignment Bill Heard in House Labor Committee; ‘Retroactive’ Amendment Pending

Senate Bill 99 – Wage Assignments for Clothing and Tools Authored by Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) Provides that a wage assignment for the purchase, rental or use of uniforms, shirts, pants and other job-related clothing may not be an amount that exceeds the direct cost paid by the employer to an external vendor for those items. Provides that a [...]

2019-03-15T14:04:15-04:00March 15th, 2019|

Important Wage Assignment Bill Heard in Senate Pensions and Labor

Senate Bill 99 – Wage Assignments for Clothing and Tools Authored by Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) Provides that a wage assignment may be made to pay for the rental or use of uniforms, shirts, pants, other job-related clothing, equipment or tools necessary to fulfill the duties of employment. Chamber Position: Support The Latest: Heard this week in the Senate Pensions and [...]

2019-01-25T13:30:32-04:00January 25th, 2019|

Three Tips to Keep ‘Company Party Season’ Free of Employer Risk

Guest post from Barnes & Thornburg It’s the beginning of “company party season,” with events ranging from potluck lunches to all-out holiday bashes.  While these are great opportunities for rewarding employee performance and team building, these events also carry risk for employers.  Here are three things to consider when planning your upcoming events:  1.  Is It Mandatory?  As a [...]

2018-12-05T17:19:11-04:00December 6th, 2018|

Should You Hire an Intern?

*This blog is written by Caitlin Beck and originally appeared on the Indiana INTERNnet blog.  So you’re wondering if you should hire an intern. It can lead to a mutually beneficial relationship and a great experience! But instead of jumping right in, take time to really contemplate if hiring an intern is the right course of action. What Does [...]

2018-11-01T10:35:44-04:00November 2nd, 2018|

3 Things You Need to Know About Employee Drug Use

By Adam Bartrom, guest author This area of the law reminds me of one of my favorite lines from the movie Fletch. While Fletch is impersonating a police officer (disclaimer: you should not do that), a teenager asks Fletch if he is going to jail for car theft. Fletch asks: “Why? Did you steal the car?” “I sure did,” says [...]

2018-10-30T13:34:17-04:00October 30th, 2018|

Taking Employee Skills to the ‘Next Level’

Over the next decade, more than one million jobs must be filled in Indiana. Governor Holcomb recently announced enhancements to the Employer Training Grant component of the Next Level Jobs initiative, which prepares Hoosiers for positions in high-demand industry sectors. What’s different? As of May 1, the reimbursement amount per new employee jumped from $2,500 to $5,000. The cap per employer also doubled – [...]

2018-06-28T17:46:30-04:00June 8th, 2018|