Indiana Hiring laws & HR compliance analysis

Indiana Hiring: What you need to know

The Indiana Civil Rights Act prohibits hiring practices that discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, or status as a veteran. The Act covers employers with six or more employees (IN Code Sec. 22-9-1-1 et seq.).
The Employment Discrimination Against Disabled Persons Act prohibits employment discrimination based on disability and applies to employers with 15 or more employees.
The Indiana Age Discrimination Act prohibits employment discrimination against individuals between the ages of 40 and 75 IN Code Sec. 22-9-2-2. The Act covers employers with one or more employees, but it does not apply to employers that are subject to the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).
Separate laws prohibit gender-based pay discrimination and discrimination for off-duty use of tobacco products. All employers are covered by these laws.
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Public and private employers are prohibited from requiring applicants or employees to disclose whether they own, possess, use, or transport firearms or ammunition (IN Code Sec. 34-28-8-6). The law covers all public and private employers, regardless of size. Employers are also prohibited from conditioning employment on an agreement that the job applicant will forgo otherwise lawful ownership, possession, storage, transportation, or use of a gun or ammunition or forgo any rights under the law. An individual alleging a violation of the law may bring a private lawsuit in state court.
Indiana's new hire reporting law requires all employers to report the name, address, Social Security number, and date of hire of each new employee to the state within 20 days of the date of hire ...

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