Indiana Holiday Pay
The United States does not have a federal law for how holidays should
be handled. Because of this no employer is required to pay an employee
for time off during a holiday, pay an employee more for working on a
holiday, or allow an employee mandatory time off for a holiday. The
state of Indiana also does not have a state law requiring or mandating
holiday pay and time off.
Under state law when an employee works on a holiday, he or she will be
paid the same wages he or she would have received otherwise. Companies
and businesses have the right to state which holidays, if any, they
allow employees to have off. Employers also may choose to pay employees
for any holiday vacation.
Under federal law no federal holidays are mandatory to be paid or allow
holiday vacation. Federal agencies and local post offices are the only
businesses for which federal holidays are mandatory. Under United
States law, companies and businesses can legally be in business every
day of the year. The days for which a company or business is open is at
the discretion of the employer. Many departments such as hospitals,
police departments, and fire departments are required to be open every
day of the year.
Indiana Pregnancy Laws
Currently the United States has two federal laws for pregnant
employees. However Indiana does not have any personal state laws for
private company pregnant employees. Instead Indiana only has laws for
government agency employees. Under this law all employees who are
pregnant, are on maternity leave, or are on leave for medical problems
in relation to pregnancy are allowed a maximum of one year of leave
that will protect the employee's current job.
The federal laws for pregnancy include the Pregnancy Discrimination Act
and the Family and Medical Leave Act. The latter is in place for
companies and business with more than fifty employees in a
seventy-five-mile radius. The Family and Medical Leave Act designates
up to twelve months of maternity leave or family that must be used
consecutively and not spaced among several months. The specific law
allows adoptive parents time to bond with their new child and new
mothers time to care for their newborns as well as care for elderly
parents, hospitalization, and child illness.
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act allows companies and businesses with
fifteen or more employees to have job-protected leave. This act was
originally an amendment to the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Indiana Minimum Wages
The federal minimum wage requirement recently changed from over six
dollars to seven dollars and twenty-five cents. Because of this change
the state of Indiana also changed its minimum wage to match the federal
standard. According to Indiana law employees who are tipped regularly
are legally eligible to be paid less than minimum wage as tips often
make up the payment difference.
The Fair Labor Standards Act of the federal government sets the federal
minimum wage, which can be increase each year. If the federal minimum
wage increases then Indiana law must increase its minimum wage for the