Indiana Government Contractors laws & HR compliance analysis

Indiana Government Contractors: What you need to know

Indiana law prohibits discrimination based on an applicant's or employee's race, religion, sex, color, national origin, or ancestry by any employer that contracts or subcontracts with the state or any municipality. Violations of this provision will result in a fine of $5 per person for each calendar day during which that person was discriminated against. The contract may be canceled or terminated for a second or any subsequent violation (IN Code Sec. 5-16-6-1).
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Public works contractors must test employees for drug use (IN Code Sec. 4-13-18-6). Each of the contractor's employees must be subject to a drug test at least one time each year. Drug tests must be random and cover at least 2 percent of the contractor's employees each month. The drug testing program must contain at least a five-drug panel that tests for amphetamines, cocaine, opiates (2000 ng/ml), PCP, and THC.
A division of the state Department of Administration certifies and provides contracting opportunities for disadvantaged, minority, and women business enterprise vendors and contractors. For more information, visit its website at
State law requires registration and use of the federal work authorization verification program (E-Verify) by state agencies and by contractors and subcontractors on public works projects to verify employment eligibility of new hires.
Day laborers are required to attest to eligibility for employment in the United States. Employers who knowingly employ unauthorized workers may be liable for reimbursement of any unemployment insurance benefits paid. The law also prohibits transporting or harboring ...

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