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Bill Watch, Feb. 26, 2019: Current Labor Law Legislation of Note - Labor and Employment Law News

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Labor and Employment Law News


Posted on: Feb 26, 2019

The IndyBar Legislative Committee is currently monitoring the following labor 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.

Click here to view the full Bill Watch reports.

HB1054    PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYER ORGANIZATIONS. (TORR J) Provides that for purposes of unemployment compensation, a professional employer organization (PEO) that elects to use the PEO level reporting method is liable for all contributions, interest, penalties, and surcharges for the duration of a professional employer agreement or until the effective date of an election by the PEO to change to the client level reporting method. Provides that a client of a PEO is not considered to be a successor employer as a result of entering into a professional employer agreement with a PEO.

SB16   PROTECTIVE ORDERS AND EMPLOYMENT. (RANDOLPH L) Provides that: (1) an individual is not subject to disqualification from eligibility for unemployment benefits because of discharge from the individual's employment due to circumstances directly related to the individual's filing of a petition for a protective order; and (2) an employee may bring a cause of action against an employer that terminates the employee for filing a petition for a protective order.

SB130   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE MATTERS. (DORIOT B) Excludes from the definition of "employment", for purposes of the unemployment compensation system, service performed by a driver who provides drive away operations when: (1) the vehicle being driven is the commodity being delivered; and (2) the driver has entered into an agreement with the party arranging for the transportation that specifies the driver is an independent contractor and not an employee.

SB231   DIRECT SALES. (MESSMER M) Excludes a direct seller from the definition of "employee" for purposes of the minimum wage law. Excepts, under certain conditions, an individual engaged as a direct seller from receiving unemployment benefits. Excludes services by direct sellers from the definition of "employment" under the unemployment compensation system.

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