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September 4, 2020

Upcoming Webinar: Getting “Good” at Diversity and Inclusion

An important reason to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace is that it creates opportunities and avenues for everyone to contribute meaningfully to the mission […]
September 2, 2020

What is right for the employee must now be right for the business

What is right for the employee must now be right for the business. If anything, the pandemic has taught us that the two cannot exist separately […]
September 1, 2020

For leave requests under the FFCRA, can we require proof that the school or place of care is closed?

Question For leave requests under the FFCRA, can we require proof that the school or place of care is closed? Answer No. However, you can and […]
August 26, 2020

ThinkHR Sees Increased Urgency Around Handbooks

Handbook policies are increasingly being used by employers to respond to critical events in 2020. Most recently, we’ve seen an uptick in clients using ThinkHR’s Living […]
August 25, 2020

Reclassifying Employees as Part-time

Question Business has slowed and we’re cutting back the hours of some employees. Do I need to reclassify them as part-time if they’re working fewer than […]
August 24, 2020

Start Your DE&I with Unconscious Bias Training

More and more, small businesses are recognizing the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I), but many still need help figuring out where and how to […]
August 21, 2020

How to Tell Whether an Employee Is Exempt or Non-exempt

Exempt and non-exempt are classifications under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a federal law requiring that most employees receive at least minimum wage for each […]
August 20, 2020

Paying Employees When You Close for Inclement Weather

Question If our company closes due to inclement weather, are we required to pay employees? Can we require PTO use? Answer The answer depends on whether […]
August 17, 2020

Reducing an Employee’s Salary for the Day

Question A manager of ours, who is exempt, is taking a half day to attend a social event even though they’ve exhausted all of their paid […]
August 13, 2020

Back-to-School: Frequently Asked Questions about Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

With school already or soon-to-be back in session, employers have additional questions about leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. We’ve created an FAQ to […]
August 11, 2020

FFCRA Leave – Significant Rule Changes

By Kara Govro, JD, SPHR A federal court in New York recently struck down four federal Department of Labor rules related to the leaves provided by […]
August 10, 2020

Think Hr – New York Federal Court Strikes Down DOL FFCRA Rules.

FFCRA Leave – Significant Rule Changes A federal court in New York recently struck down four federal Department of Labor (DOL) rules related to the leaves […]
October 11, 2017

Rhode Island Employment Law Update-October 2017

October 11th, 2017 Distracted Driving On October 11, 2017, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed legislation (S.B. 1027) providing for an exception to the prohibition on […]
October 12, 2017

President Directs Federal Agencies to Consider ACA Changes

October 12th, 2017 On October 12, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order directing the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and Treasury […]
October 12, 2017

U.S. Attorney General Releases Memorandums Regarding Title VII Protections and Religious Liberty

During the first week of October 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions released several memorandums directed to the Department of Justice, its attorneys, and component heads, […]
October 13, 2017

US Labor Department sues Colorado alarm monitoring company, CEO and fiduciary to recover $82K in missing retirement, health plan contributions

Date of Action: Jan. 6, 2017 Type of Action: Lawsuit to recover missing retirement and health plan funds Name of Defendant(s): Central Security Communications Inc.Chief Executive […]