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Welcome to the Indiana Department of Labor

The mission of the Indiana Department of Labor is to advance the safety, health and prosperity of Hoosiers in the workplace. In order to make significant strides in achieving our mission, we emphasize both enforcement and voluntary compliance for employers. Our office administers the IOSHA program, state wage and hour and child labor laws, as well as underground coal mine safety. We also have many free training and educational resources available to the public through our INSafe Division. Finally, our Quality, Metrics & Statistics Division counts, measures and tracks trends internally and externally. Our goal is to help make Indiana a great place to work and to do business. Let us know how we can help you!

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates for Indiana

Governor Holcomb's Executive Order EO 20-08
On March 23, 2020, Governor Holcomb ordered for Hoosiers to remain in their homes except for essential work activity or permitted activities, such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety. Executive Order 20-08 (Stay At Home) orders all non-essential businesses and operations to cease from March 25 to April 7, 2020. For the full executive order, please visit www.in.gov/gov/2384.htm.

For Frequently Asked Questions about the executive order and essential businesses, please visit https://calendar.in.gov/site/gov/event/indiana-stay-at-home-order-faq/.

Per Governor Holcomb’s executive order, the Indiana Department of Labor offices are closed to the public. Although our door is temporarily closed, we will continue performing all of our essential functions. Please reach out to us by phone at (317) 232-2655 or by e-mail at customerservice@dol.in.gov with any inquiries, questions or concerns.

Indiana OSHA and INSafe
In response to inquiries regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Indiana Dept. of Labor hopes to provide Hoosier employers and workers with information to keep themselves healthy and informed.

For information about COVID-19, symptoms, prevention of spread, and Frequently Asked Questions about health practices in the workplace, please visit www.in.gov/dol/3142.htm.

The Indiana Dept. of Labor has no legal authority to declare a workplace emergency or change employer policies regarding infectious diseases. Our guidance is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States Department of Labor, and Indiana's Wage and Hour laws.

Bureau of Child Labor
Effective March 16, 2020 until further notice:
In conjunction with Governor Holcomb's mandated school closing date, the Indiana Department of Labor is suspending enforcement of:

1) the requirement for employers to have on-file work permits for minor employees, and
2) the requirement to have permission letters from the school allowing minors to work during restricted hours of 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on E-Learning days (applicable to 16- and 17-year-old employees only)