Indiana’s unemployment compensation system, like that of many other states, provides temporary payments to employees who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. The program draws from a public policy that assumes “economic insecurity due to unemployment is … a serious menace to the health, morale, and welfare of the people of this state and to the maintenance of public order” and is “essential to public welfare.”
Indiana administers its unemployment compensation program through the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (www.in.gov/dwd/). Employees make no contributions to the program, which is funded entirely by taxes on employers. The law is complex and in some cases holds an employer liable for unemployment insurance (UI) payments even when a former employee wasn’t fired but quit.
Employers are required to post information about the state’s unemployment compensation program in the workplace. (You can downl...(register to read more)