Indiana Court of Appeals Answers Issue of First Impression: Calculating Damages Under Wage Payment Act

Indiana Court of Appeals Answers Issue of First Impression: Calculating Damages Under Wage Payment Act

Court of Appeals of Indiana answers a case of first impression: whether "wages" due under the Indiana Wage Payment Act post-termination is the gross wages due to the employee or the net wages after tax deductions.

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Indiana Supreme Court Holds: Day Laborers Can Bring Wage Payment Case if Expectation of Future Employment Exists

Indiana Supreme Court Holds: Day Laborers Can Bring Wage Payment Case if Expectation of Future Employment Exists

This week we examine the Indiana Supreme Court decision Walczak v. Labor Works-Fort Wayne LLC, which held that day laborers could bring claims under the Indiana Wage Payment Act unless they do not have a realistic expectation of future employment with the same employer. Had the Court not found as such, the case would have been dismissed for failure to file a submission to the Indiana Department of Labor under the Wage Claims Act.

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