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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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Employer-friendly improvements in immigration law

Although comprehensive immigration reform with bipartisan support might not be passed into law soon, the recent executive action by the Obama administration has some employer-friendly improvements in immigration law.
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Purdue getting regional nutrition, obesity center

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has chosen Purdue University to be the site of one of four centers, also to include Colorado State University, Cornell University and the University of North Carolina.
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Indiana farm fatalities continue downward trend

The report says Indiana has had fewer than 30 documented deaths from farm-related accidents each year since 1996.
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ROBINSON: Downtown vacancies will plunge soon

Something’s happening in downtown Indianapolis that I’ve never seen in my 25 years as a commercial real estate broker here.
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New state panel begins review of professional licenses

Since 2002, Indiana has created more than 40 new professional requirements, including 20 new licensed occupations, while eliminating only three licensure requirements and regulatory mandates.
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