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Bill Watch, March 21, 2014: Current Labor & Employment Legislation of Note - Labor and Employment Law News

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Labor and Employment Law News


Posted on: Mar 21, 2014

The IndyBar Legislative Committee is currently monitoring the following labor and employment law related legislation. IndyBar members can request that the Legislative Committee track specific legislation by contacting committee chair Mindy Westrick at mindy.westrick@faegrebd.com.

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HB1242 EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION AGAINST VETERANS (CARBAUGH M)
Provides that it is an unlawful employment practice (practice) for an employer to discriminate against a prospective employee on the basis of status as a veteran by: (1) refusing to employ an applicant for employment on the basis that the applicant is a veteran of the armed forces of the United States; or (2) refusing to employ an applicant for employment on the basis that the applicant is a member of the Indiana national guard or member of a reserve component. Requires the Indiana civil rights commission to enforce alleged violations of the practice. Requires the Indiana department of veterans' affairs to disseminate information necessary to inform veterans of the practice. Makes technical corrections.
Current Status: 3/20/2014 - Received by the Governor

SB294 WORKER'S COMPENSATION (BOOTS P)
Changes the worker's compensation and occupational diseases compensation law by providing that: (1) a medical service provider may not be reimbursed for more than one office visit for each repackaged legend drug prescribed; (2) the maximum period during which a medical service provider that is not a retail or mail order pharmacy may receive reimbursement for a repackaged legend drug begins on the date of the injury or disablement and ends at the beginning of the eighth day after the date of the injury or disablement; (3) for purposes of determining pecuniary liability, a medical service provider is distinguished from a medical service facility on the basis of the provider's billing form for Medicare reimbursement; and (4) an officer of a corporation who is an employee of the corporation may elect not to be an employee of the corporation for purposes of worker's compensation and occupational diseases law. Removes language that provides that the reimbursement for an implant may not exceed the invoice amount plus 25%.
Current Status: 3/20/2014 - Received by the Governor

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