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Quick Hits: E-Cigarette Taxation, Wage Assignment, OSHA Fines and Chamber-Initiated Improvement to Substance Abuse Guidelines in Workplace

House Bill 1444 (Taxation of Electronic Cigarettes), authored by Rep. Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville), was heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday. The Chamber went on record in testimony supporting taxing e-liquids on par with tobacco products. No vote was taken and at least one amendment is expected next week on this bill, which is still viewed as a [...]

2019-03-29T14:32:53-04:00March 29th, 2019|

No Retroactive Amendment for Wage Assignment But Effective Immediately; Nurse Licensure Compact Gets Unanimous Support

Senate Bill 99, (Wage Assignments for Clothing and Tools), authored by Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville), was amended and passed by the House Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee 13-0. The bill provides that a wage assignment may be made for the rental of uniform shirts, pants and job-related clothing, as well as the for the purchase of equipment or tools [...]

2019-03-22T14:21:47-04:00March 22nd, 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|

Improved Voluntary Family Leave Bill Passes Senate Pensions and Labor; Key Wage Assignment Bills: Senate Version Passes 49-0, While House Version Still Contains Different Language

SB 496 – Voluntary Family Leave Insurance Program Authored by Sen. Karen Tallian D (Portage) Co-Authored by Sen. John Ruckelshaus (R-Indianapolis) Requires the Department of Insurance to develop a proposal for a voluntary family leave program. Provides for certain provisions when developing the proposed program. Provides that the department shall study and make fiscal estimates about the costs of [...]

2019-02-08T11:47:36-04:00February 8th, 2019|

Wage Assignment Bill Passes Committee; Chamber Working to Improve Voluntary Paid Leave Bill

Senate Bill 99 – Wage Assignments for Clothing and Tools Authored by Sen. Phi Boots (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 [...]

2019-02-01T13:34:51-04:00February 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|