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October 29, 2019

Ask the Experts: Calling a Termination a Layoff

Question:  Does presenting a termination as a layoff reduce the risk of an unlawful termination claim? We have a new manager who’s not performing well that […]
October 25, 2019

What We’re Reading — October 2019

Don’t be scared of the volume of people risk management news and information out there. The content experts at ThinkHR read it all so you don’t […]
October 22, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Proposes New Electronic Disclosure Rule

WASHINGTON, DC – Consistent with President Donald J. Trump’s Executive Order 13847, Strengthening Retirement Security in America, the U.S. Department of Labor today announced a proposed […]
October 16, 2019

A Cared-For Workforce is an Engaged Workforce

October is National Work and Family Month According to WorldatWork’s Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP), which established National Work and Family Month in 2003, “It is […]
October 1, 2019

Ask the Experts: White Collar Exemptions Tests

Question: What determines if an employee falls within one of the FLSA white collar exemptions? Answer: To qualify for exemption, a white collar employee generally must: […]
October 1, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Tennessee Transportation Provider Paying $454,545 in Restitution to Employee Stock Ownership Plan

SHELBYVILLE, TN – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee has approved a settlement between the U.S. Department of Labor and Big G […]
September 30, 2019

Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Rebates

Are you an employer that is receiving a rebate check from your group medical insurance carrier? September 30 is the deadline for insurers to issue rebates, […]
September 26, 2019

Ask the Experts: Pay for Training

Question: Our employees are required to attend sexual harassment prevention training. Do we need to pay for their time at training? Answer: If an employer requires […]
September 24, 2019

Overtime Regulations Finalized

Update: Department of Labor Announces Final Rule to Update Overtime Regulations On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule to […]
September 19, 2019

Planning Your Open Enrollment for Success

Do you have mixed feelings about the annual benefits open enrollment period? A mixture of dreading the extra workload and potential rate increases … while hoping […]
September 18, 2019

EEO-1 Pay Data Due September 30

EEO-1 Component 2 (pay data) collection for 2017 and 2018 is currently underway and is due September 30, 2019. When this month ends, the Component 2 […]
September 6, 2019

9 Commandments of Politics in the Workplace

Robin Shea, partner with leading national labor and employment law firm (and ThinkHR strategic employment law partner) Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, offers pointers on keeping […]
December 4, 2017

California Law Update- November 2017

December 4th, 2017 Posting Updates In November 2017, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing released a new Transgender Rights in the Workplace poster, and […]
December 4, 2017

Missouri Law Update- November 2017

December 4th, 2017 2018 Minimum Wage According to the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, the Missouri minimum wage for 2018 is $7.85 per hour. […]
December 4, 2017

New Jersey Law Update- November 2017

December 4th, 2017 Random Drug Testing for Direct Care Staff Applicants and Employees On October 6, 2017, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed legislation (A.B. 2503) […]
December 4, 2017

Pennsylvania Law Update- November 2017

December 4th, 2017 Whistleblower Protections for City of Philadelphia Contractors On November 13, 2017, Philadelphia Mayor James Kenney signed an executive order providing whistleblower protections for […]