Indiana Employment and Labor Law Updates 2018

March 19 – Gov. Holcomb signed a law regarding background checks for home health workers
On March 19, 2018, Governor Holcomb signed Senate Bill 301. The law allows individuals seeking to register to provide attendant care services to provide an expanded criminal history check to satisfy other background check requirements. The expanded criminal background check may not include information about the individual that occurred before they were 18 years old and information that is restricted by a state where the individual previously resided.
The new law becomes effective on July 1, 2018.
March 14 – Gov. Holcomb signed a law establishing independent contractor requirements for marketplace contractors
On March 14, 2018, Governor Holcomb signed House Bill 1286. The law establishes the requirements for determining when a marketplace contractor is an independent contractor. A marketplace contractor is defined as “a person or an organization, including an individual, a corporation, a limited liability company, a partnership, a sole proprietor, or other entity, that enters into an agreement with a marketplace platform to provide services to third party individuals or entities seeking those services. The term does not include a person or organization when the services performed by the person or organization consist of transporting freight, sealed and closed envelopes, boxes, parcels, or other sealed and closed containers for compensation.”
The new law becomes effective on July 1, 2018.