|Fair Employment Practices
|Employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees based on protected characteristics like race, religion, color, gender, disability, national origin, ancestry, and veteran status under the Indiana Civil Rights Law (ICRL), which applies to private employers with six or more employees in the state.
A covered business must make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as per the Indiana Employment Discrimination Against Disabled Persons Act (IEDADPA), which forbids discrimination against such people.
|According to Indiana's Minimum Wage Law, pay discrimination based on gender is illegal for tasks requiring equal ability, effort, and responsibility and being carried out in comparable working conditions. Differences in salary may be based on other legal, nondiscriminatory criteria, such as seniority or merit.
|Workers may ask for reasonable accommodation for their pregnancy, childbirth, or associated medical issues.
|Recruiting and Hiring
|Although Indiana law allows some people to ask a court to limit a prospective employer's access to certain criminal records, employers should be aware of this before conducting criminal history checks on job applications.
Additionally, a person may request the expungement of previous convictions for offenses that did not entail sexual or violent behavior from their criminal record. Employers are not allowed to reject applicants with expunged convictions or arrest records or treat them differently in any other way.
|The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, which is Indiana's minimum wage. Employers with two or more employees who the federal Fair Labour Standards Act does not protect must comply with Indiana's minimum wage law.
|Employers in Indiana are required to pay nonexempt workers 1.5 times their regular pay rate for any hours exceeding 40 in a workweek.
|Underage workers are only permitted to work as farm laborers, domestic helpers, golf caddies, and newspaper carriers.
Indiana forbids children between the ages of 16 and 18 from working in any occupation that is harmful to their health, morality, or their lives.
Indiana has age-related restrictions on how long a minor under the age of 18 may work. Every kid who is scheduled to work six or more hours straight is entitled to at least one or two 30-minute rest breaks.
|According to Indiana law, wages must be paid at least every two weeks or, if asked, every half-week.
|An employer may remove money from an employee's pay if a state or federal law or court order requires it. Examples include withholding child support, garnishing wages for creditors, and levying taxes.
|Leaves of Absence
|Indiana has several regulations governing mandated vacation time and employee leaves of absence, such as military family leave, military leave, civil air patrol leave, leave for emergency responders, leave for mobile support units, leave for jury duty, and leave for witnesses.
|According to Indiana law, smoking is prohibited in enclosed workplace spaces or within eight feet of any public entry.
|Weapons in the Workplace
|An Indiana employer is not allowed to forbid workers from storing a lawfully owned handgun or ammunition in the glove box or closed trunk of their cars. Carrying a gun or ammunition is prohibited anywhere else on the employer's property.
|Safe Driving Practices
|The state of Indiana forbids holding or using a phone while driving.
|Regardless of whether an employee was fired for cause or voluntarily, an Indiana employer must generally pay the employee's final salary by the following regular payday.