HR News

June 19, 2019

Ask the Experts: Holiday Pay for Sick Day

June 19th, 2019 Question: Do we need to pay an employee who was scheduled to work on a holiday but called in sick and did not […]
June 17, 2019

Two New Types of HRAs Coming for 2020

On June 13, 2019, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury released an advance copy of a Final Rule on Health Reimbursement […]
June 14, 2019

It’s Time to Put Employees (Not Managers) at the Center of Your Harassment Prevention Strategy

In partnership with Impactly, ThinkHR recently conducted a survey of its customers to measure the extent to which U.S. employers are adopting EEOC best practices to […]
June 13, 2019

Ask the Experts: Executive-Only Medical Plans

June 13th, 2019 Question: Our company offers group medical and dental plans for all employees. We also have an executive-only medical plan that covers out-of-pocket expenses […]
June 10, 2019

Ask the Experts: Taxability of Reimbursements for Mileage

June 10th, 2019 Question: Are amounts an employer reimburses employees for mileage taxable? Answer: They may be; the type of reimbursement plan will dictate whether reimbursement […]
May 31, 2019

The 4 A’s of a Mentally Healthy Workplace

As Mental Health Awareness Month draws to a close, we revisit the topic of fostering a mentally healthy workplace all year long. At the beginning of […]
May 31, 2019

New Hampshire Employment Law Update — May 2019

May 31st, 2019 Night Working Hours and Minors On May 15, 2019, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu signed legislation (H.B. 223) limiting the number of night […]
May 31, 2019

Nevada Employment Law Update — May 2019

May 31st, 2019 Employment Discrimination On May 21, 2019, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed legislation (S.B. 177) adding the following regarding right-to-sue notices and damage awards: […]
May 31, 2019

Oregon Employment Law Update — May 2019

Employer Accommodation for Pregnancy Act On May 22, 2019, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed legislation (H.B. 2341) enacting the state’s Employer Accommodation for Pregnancy Act and […]
May 31, 2019

Washington Employment Law Update — May 2019

Preventing Sexual Assault of Isolated Workers On May 13, 2019, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed legislation (S.B. 5258) requiring every hotel, motel, retail, or security guard […]
May 29, 2019

IRS Announces HSA Limits for 2020

May 29th, 2019 On May 28, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Revenue Procedure 2019-25 announcing the annual inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) […]
May 22, 2019

Ask the Experts: Does ERISA Require SPDs in Other Languages?

Question: Our company offers group health coverage and other employee benefit plans. Our workforce includes a number of employees who do not speak English. Are we […]