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September 10, 2020

DOL Releases New Back-to-School FFCRA Guidance

Ever since it became clear that not all schools would be fully reopening for the new school year, employers and employees alike have been wondering how […]
September 8, 2020

Can I deny FFCRA leave to an employee who has high schoolers attending class remotely who are able to take care of themselves during the day?

Question Can I deny FFCRA leave to an employee who has high schoolers attending class remotely who are able to take care of themselves during the […]
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 […]
October 15, 2017

California Employment Law Update-October 2017

Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 On October 15, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation (S.B. 258) applicable to manufacturers of certain consumer products, […]
October 16, 2017

Preston Rutledge to be Nominated as Next EBSA Head

October 16th, 2017 President Trump has announced his intent to nominate Preston Rutledge as Assistant Secretary of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA). The position as […]
October 20, 2017

IRS Announces 2018 Limits for Health FSAs and Transit Benefits

October 20th, 2017 On October 19, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced annual inflation adjustments for more than 50 tax provisions, including an increase in […]
October 20, 2017

IRS Announces 2018 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

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