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Member Testimonials

“IndySHRM is a dynamic, active organization with many opportunities to get involved. As a committee leader in the past, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with our motivated, engaging Legislative Affairs committee to plan meaningful content for IndySHRM’s membership.”
Shelley Jackson, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
"Over the past two years as a member of the Diversity and Inclusion committee, I have been able to add depth to my HR knowledge from attending the programs IndySHRM offers while expanding my network with great people that I have met."
Britt Griffin, IndySHRM Diversity & Inclusion Committee Member
"I have participated in IndySHRM for over 2 decades because I find tremendous value in the relationships and the information exchange offered by the organization. Some of my favorite HR people are those I have gotten to know through IndySHRM over the years - folks I call for support, key learning and even just for fun. Being part of the board has provided another level of engagement that challenges me to participate in win-win relationship with the chapter. If you are an HR professional at any level and you are not part of IndySHRM, you are missing out."
Karen Seketa, Element Three

Legislative Update

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2016 Indiana General Assembly Wrap-Up on HR Related Legislation

By |June 7th, 2016|Categories: Legislative Update|Tags: |

The Indiana General Assembly recently concluded its 2016 Session. This year was a “short session,” but was not short on new legislation affecting the HR world. Out of the 841 bills introduced this Session, the General Assembly passed 218 into law, several of which touch and concern HR matters. Most […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Reform Law

By |July 2nd, 2012|Categories: Legislative Update|Tags: |

The Supreme Court of the United States ruled on June 28, 2012, that the 2010 health care reform law (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010) is constitutional. In a 5 to 4 decision, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that the law is constitutional as an exercise of […]

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It’s Summer Intern Season – Be Prepared

By |April 2nd, 2012|Categories: Legislative Update|

Submitted by Mike Padgett

The approach of summer will bring thousands of college students seeking internships to employers’ doors. Recent college graduates and other unemployed workers also will seek internships in order to get their feet in the door for regular employment.

While many private-sector employers pay interns as employees in accordance […]

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Addressing Issues of Social Media Account Ownership in the Workplace

By |March 1st, 2012|Categories: Legislative Update|

Disputes between employers and departing employees over the ownership of social media accounts are on the docket of a number of federal district courts throughout the nation. Employers in these cases are asserting ownership over company Twitter and LinkedIn profiles claiming, among other things, that they contain “trade secrets.” Employees […]

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New NLRB Posting Requirement Effective November 14

By |October 3rd, 2011|Categories: Legislative Update|

Submitted by: Michael Padgett, Attorney at Law

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) requires employers post a notice informing employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), including the right to organize and form a union, beginning November 14, 2011. The notice also provides contact information for the […]

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Technology Issue Forces 2011 VETS-100/100A Filing Deadline to November 30

By |September 23rd, 2011|Categories: Legislative Update|

Submitted by: Michael Padgett, Attorney at Law

In an update to last month’s IndySHRM newsletter, the United States Department of Labor has announced that the electronic filing system used by federal contractors to submit VETS-100 and VETS-100A forms will not be available until October 1, 2011. Although the Department previously expected […]

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By |November 2nd, 2010|Categories: Legislative Update|

Submitted by: Karyn Oyler, SPHR


OSHA initially launched a National Emphasis Programs (NEP) for OSHA Recordkeeping. The purpose of the program is to crack down on underreporting of occupational injuries and illnesses on the OSHA Form 300. OSHA plans to […]

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Health Care Reform Timeline & References

By |October 14th, 2010|Categories: Legislative Update|

By Karyn Oyler, SPHR

As each HR professional tries to sort through the flood of information, articles, websites and seminars regarding the new Health Care Reform Act it can get rather confusing. Since there is so much information about each portion of the bill, it is too much for everyone to […]

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I-9 Forms: DHS Finalized Rule Regarding Electronic Signature and Storage

By |July 30th, 2010|Categories: Legislative Update|

Submitted by: Karyn Oyler, SPHR

All across the country, binders and file cabinets are full of I-9 forms. As HR moves closer to a paperless environment, questions regarding compliance emerge.

On June 21, SHRM posted an article by Allen Smith entitled “DHS Issues Final Rule on Electronic Signature and Storage of I-9 […]

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By |July 1st, 2010|Categories: Legislative Update|

Submitted by Karyn Oyler, SPHR

As the number of same-sex families continue to grow, so do the discussions on how to best address employee issues such as medical coverage and FMLA.

On June 22, SHRM posted an article by Allen Smith entitled “DOL Interprets FMLA to Cover Same-Sex Parents”. The article recaps […]