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House backs repeal of state construction wage law

Indiana House members voted 55-41 Monday to support eliminating the boards that set construction wages for each state or local project. Thirteen Republicans joined 28 Democrats in opposing the bill.
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GOP pushes to repeal public project wages law

The move could set off a new battle with labor unions three years after Republicans pushed through the state's right-to-work law, which drew thousands of union protesters.
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U.S. pay, benefits posted biggest gain since 2008

An uptick in the employment cost index during 2014 could be a sign strong job gains are forcing companies to pay a bit more for workers.
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New software lets many workers customize their tech, forcing change upon educators

Indianapolis-based Ke Labs is among a growing number of tech companies trying to develop software that allows users to create or tweak their own programs—without knowing any computer languages or code.
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PNC Bank's Givens bucks trend of men leading wealth management operations

Nadine Givens climbed the ladder beginning from a childhood in which she worked at the convenience store her mother managed.
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Pence authorizes raises for workers with good reviews

Raises range from 2 percent to 6 percent depending on performance.
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High court: No pay for Amazon warehouse security checks

The unanimous ruling Tuesday is a victory for the growing number of retailers and other companies that routinely screen workers to prevent employee theft.
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Report: State workplaces hit all-time low for injuries, illnesses

The state’s annual non-fatal workplace injury and illness rate hit an all-time low in 2013, the Indiana Department of Labor announced Monday morning.
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Supreme Court to hear pregnancy discrimination case

The court is weighing whether UPS violated the 36-year-old federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act. Discrimination cases involving pregnancy aren't unusual. Two cases were recently filed in Indiana.
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Local courts to lose a century of bench depth

Dozens of judges around the state are calling it a career at the end of the year, including five jurists from Marion County courts with more than a century of combined experience.
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