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State Employer Opioid Strategy Series Kicks Off Next Month in South Bend

(INDIANAPOLIS) — South Bend area businesses have an opportunity to help their employees deal with substance misuse and learn prevention methods by attending a free program September 11. The session will also include legal guidance as well as optional naloxone training from the Indiana State Department of Health on how and when to use the opioid overdose reversal drug. [...]

2019-08-09T17:56:56-04:00August 6th, 2019|

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|

Indiana INTERNnet’s IMPACT Awards Celebrate Internship Success

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Internship excellence, and the interns, employers and career development professionals that make it possible, were honored today by Indiana INTERNnet during the 13th annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon. Supporting the luncheon’s theme of “Celebrating Internship Excellence,” the event featured moderated conversations with several honorees. Focusing on best practices for both interns and employers, attendees learned more about the winners’ [...]

2019-02-26T13:04:59-04:00February 26th, 2019|

Free Employer Opioid Strategy Sessions Around the State

The Indiana Workforce Recovery initiative has a series of free strategy events taking place throughout the state over the next few months in its efforts to combat substance use disorder in the workplace. Indiana Workforce Recovery is a joint partnership among the Wellness Council of Indiana, the Indiana Chamber of and Gov. Eric Holcomb’s administration; it was established one [...]

2019-02-01T13:47:25-04:00February 1st, 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|

Indiana INTERNnet Seeks Nominations for Annual IMPACT Awards for Internship Excellence

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indiana INTERNnet is seeking nominations for its 13th IMPACT Awards program, a celebration of internship excellence. The nominations are submitted by the public and winners are chosen by a group of impartial judges. Indiana INTERNnet is managed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the program serves as the catalyst for the creation and expansion of experiential learning [...]

2018-08-20T11:10:59-04:00August 20th, 2018|

Drug Formulary Bill for Worker’s Comp Passes House, Would Help Curb Opioid Supply; New Employer Assistance Drug Program Proposed in Health Committee, Amended Into Bill

Drug Formulary Bill for Worker’s Comp Passes House, Would Help Curb Opioid Supply Bill and Title: SB 369 – Workers Compensation Drug Formulary Author: Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport) Summary: Except during a medical emergency, prohibits workers’ compensation and occupational disease compensation reimbursement for drugs specified in the Official Disability Guidelines (ODG) Workers’ Compensation Drug Formulary Appendix A published by [...]

2018-03-02T13:38:36-04:00March 2nd, 2018|

Record 125 Best Places to Work in Indiana Companies Named

(INDIANAPOLIS) — A record number of Hoosier companies – 125 in total – have been named to the 2018 Best Places to Work in Indiana list. More than 50 of them are first-time honorees or returning after at least a year’s absence, says the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Nearly half of the honorees (57) are from the small employer [...]

2018-03-08T09:47:34-04:00February 19th, 2018|

Indiana INTERNnet’s IMPACT Awards Celebrate Internship Success; School Counseling-Business Partnership of the Year Named

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Internship excellence, and the interns, employers and career development professionals that make it possible, were honored today by Indiana INTERNnet during the 12th annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon. Indiana INTERNnet is the statewide resource for internship opportunities managed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, and has helped connect students and employers across the state since 2001. Appropriately supporting the [...]

2018-02-07T13:16:34-04:00February 7th, 2018|