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May 28, 2020

IRS Announces HSA Limits for 2021

On May 20, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Revenue Procedure 2020-32 announcing the annual inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) for calendar year […]
May 27, 2020

Three tips for working from home with kids

Are you working from home with kids? My recommendations after some time coworking with our 10, 8, and 6-year old: Let go of the conventional wisdom […]
May 26, 2020

Ask the Advisor: Can we deny an employee’s use of accrued vacation time?

Question: Can we deny an employee’s use of accrued vacation time? Answer: Yes, the decision to approve or deny the use of accrued vacation time is […]
May 21, 2020

Re-engage Employees Through Learning

We’re seeing employee disengagement happen in the workplace as a result of COVID-19. Training, when done right, can re-engage employees. ThinkHR shows you how this can […]
May 19, 2020

How to Increase Diversity in Your Recruiting and Hiring Process

The recruiting and hiring process is supposed to select the best candidates while deterring unqualified job seekers from applying or advancing. All too often, however, the […]
May 18, 2020

Ask the Advisor: Does “at-will employment” mean we can terminate without risk?

Question: Does “at-will employment” mean we can terminate without risk? Answer: No, termination always comes with some risk, even when the employment is at-will. While at-will […]
May 14, 2020

Given COVID-19, if an employee is out of the office due to sickness, can we ask them about their symptoms?

Yes, but there’s a right way to do it and a wrong way to do it. In most circumstances, employers shouldn’t ask about an employee’s symptoms, […]
May 13, 2020

IRS Expands Flex Plan Options for Mid-Year Changes

On May 12, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released two notices providing relief for 2020 cafeteria plans and related benefit issues in light of the […]
May 11, 2020

What should I do if my employee discloses that their family member or roommate has COVID-19?

Employees who share a household with someone who is infected should self-quarantine for 14 days after their last exposure per the Centers for Disease Control and […]
May 8, 2020

Can We Currently Accept Expired Documents for the I-9?

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a temporary policy to allow employers to accept expired List B documents when completing the Form I-9 beginning […]
May 5, 2020

How Leaders Can Set an Example for Remote Employees

For many of us, the experience of working entirely from home is a new one. It has required us to rethink the way we work and […]
May 4, 2020

How to Support the Mental Health of Your Employees During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on everyone’s mental health. People have experienced financial hardship, additional challenges with childcare and school cancellations, job loss, reduced […]
October 10, 2017

Delaware Employment Law Update-September 2017

October 10th, 2017 State Employees’ Donated Leave Program On September 29, 2017, the Delaware Governor signed legislation (H.B. 258) that allows a state officer or employee […]
October 10, 2017

California Employment Law Update-September 2017

October 10th, 2017 Retaliation Actions and Complaints On October 3, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation (S.B. 306) authorizing the Labor Commissioner to petition a […]
October 11, 2017

Court finds that First Bankers Trust Services overpaid $9.4M for shares of New Jersey paving, building company stock

NEW YORK – A federal judge, presiding over a U.S. Department of Labor lawsuit, has found that First Bankers Trust Services Inc. breached its duties of […]
October 11, 2017

US Labor Department extends fiduciary rule applicability date

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a 60-day extension of the applicability dates of the fiduciary rule and related exemptions, including the Best […]