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Chamber Priority Bill Provides Unemployment Insurance Solution; Health Care Matters Take Center Stage

By Mike Ripley, vice president of health care policy and employment law During the Great Recession from 2007-2011, the state paid out on average $1.1 billion per year in unemployment insurance (UI) benefits, with 2009 being the worst year with more than $1.8 billion in benefits paid. In 2011, the Indiana General Assembly passed legislation that put all employers [...]

2020-03-27T15:02:58-04:00March 27th, 2020|

Labor Relations: Misclassification – Problem or Not?

The Interim Study on Employment and Labor was charged this year to study the topic of worker misclassification. The complaint is that individuals working as independent contractors and receiving a 1099 IRS form should be classified as employees. Some claim that bad actor employers (particularly in the construction field) purposely misclassify workers to keep their overall payroll taxes lower. [...]

2019-09-06T15:12:43-04:00September 6th, 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 [...]

2019-01-25T13:30:32-05:00January 25th, 2019|