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Recruiting: Indiana

Recruiting requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick and Tareen Zafrullah, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


  • Employers and job seekers may take advantage of training and recruitment resources provided by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. See Methods and Sources.
  • The Indiana Civil Rights Law prohibits the same types of discrimination as federal law but applies to private employers with six or more employees and all public employers. See Indiana Antidiscrimination Laws.
  • Employers should take care not to demonstrate preference for, or take into account, protected characteristics when using social media as part of the recruiting and hiring process. See Social Media.
  • While Indiana employers may terminate an employee with or without cause under state law, this relationship may be altered by written promises made to a prospective employee during the recruiting phase. See Employment-at-Will.
  • Employers need to classify new hires correctly as employees or independent contractors to comply with several Indiana employment laws, including minimum wage laws and unemployment insurance laws. See Classification of Employees and Independent Contractors.
  • When recruiting minors, employers need to comply with Indiana child labor laws, including provisions that regulate the hours and time of year a minor may work. See Recruiting Underage Workers.
  • Localities including Bloomington, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis-Marion County and South Bend have requirements pertaining to recruiting.See Local Requirements.