Indiana Chamber of Commerce

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The Indiana Chamber of Commerce says it’s disappointed the governor’s office has not decided to implement a work share program. It’s a common system in other states that lets workers keep jobs while accessing some unemployment benefits.

(Courtesy U.S. Department of Labor)

 

federal law took effect Wednesday requiring some employers to give paid sick and family leave to workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hoosier businesses covered by the law will have to comply or face penalties.

Bill To Eliminate Township Assessors Dead In Senate

Feb 17, 2020

Assessors in 13 of the state’s largest townships will keep their jobs after a bill to eliminate those positions was effectively killed off.

A state bill aims to better notify water utilities of industrial spills. It comes a few months after a chemical spill from northwest Indiana steelmaker ArcelorMittal killed about 3,000 fish in a Lake Michigan waterway. 

Businesses in Indiana and around the country need to be more proactive in evaluating their security systems to prevent cyber threats.

Why Raising The Smoking Age To 21 May Not Be Enough

Jan 13, 2020

Just a few weeks ago, some Midwest state legislatures were aiming to raise the legal age for smoking. But Congress moved first, setting a new national age limit of 21. Now, some anti-smoking advocates say that’s not enough. 

House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) says he will personally push to increase the legal smoking and vaping age in Indiana from 18 to 21.

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler was the special guest on Wednesday at an environmental conference put on by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. 

The Wellness Council of Indiana kicked off a statewide series of employer talks in South Bend on Wednesday. It’s part of a campaign to encourage employers to hire and retain workers struggling with opioid addiction. 

South Bend Mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg unveiled his economic plan last week pushing to increase the minimum wage and expand unions. Reactions to the plan in Buttigieg’s home state have been mixed.

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