Enrolled Senate Bill (S)

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Workforce policies. Provides that a local governmental unit may not establish, mandate, or otherwise require an employer to provide to an employee who is employed within the jurisdiction of the unit a scheduling policy that exceeds the requirements of federal or state law, rules, or regulations, unless federal or state law provides otherwise. Provides that an attorney who represents an employer, an employing unit, or a claimant in a claim for unemployment benefits (benefits) pending before an administrative law judge, the review board, or another individual who adjudicates claims must be: (1) an attorney in good standing admitted to the Workforce policies. Provides that a local governmental unit may not establish, mandate, or otherwise require an employer to provide to an employee who is employed within the jurisdiction of the unit a scheduling policy that exceeds the requirements of federal or state law, rules, or regulations, unless federal or state law provides otherwise. Provides that an attorney who represents an employer, an employing unit, or a claimant in a claim for unemployment benefits (benefits) pending before an administrative law judge, the review board, or another individual who adjudicates claims must be: (1) an attorney in good standing admitted to the practice of law in Indiana; or (2) an attorney in good standing admitted to the practice of law in another state who has been granted temporary admission to the state bar under the Rules for Admission to the Bar and the Discipline of Attorneys adopted by the supreme court. Specifies the persons that may represent an employer or employing unit, or a claimant, having an interest in a pending claim for benefits. Provides that a claimant may also designate a lay person of the claimant's choice to assist the claimant in the presentation of the claimant's case. Directs the department of workforce development to update its rules concerning representation of parties involved in claims for benefits. Urges the legislative council to assign to the interim study committee on employment and labor or another appropriate interim study committee during the 2016 legislative interim the topics of employee misclassification, payroll fraud, and the use of independent contractor status. ... View more