Terms of Employment: Indiana
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick, Susan W. Kline and Tareen Zafrullah, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
- Indiana laws prohibit certain types of discrimination in employment decisions. See Indiana Civil Rights Act.
- Employers may not prohibit employees or applicants from, or discriminate against them for, using tobacco products outside the course of employment. See Smokers' Rights.
- Employers should properly classify new hires as employees or independent contractors. See Classification of Employees.
- Employment relationships are presumed to be at-will. See The At-Will Employment Relationship.
- Indiana recognizes various exceptions to the at-will presumption. See The At-Will Employment Relationship.
- Restrictive covenants are enforceable if they are necessary to protect an employer's legitimate interest, if the covenants are reasonable, not unduly restrictive to an employee, and not contrary to the public interest. See Restrictive Covenants in Employment Contracts.