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September 6, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Actions to Assist Americans Impacted By Hurricane Dorian

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced actions it is taking to assist Americans in states affected by Hurricane Dorian. “The U.S. Department […]
September 3, 2019

California Cleans Up Sexual Harassment Training

On August 30, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed clean-up legislation (S.B. 778) clarifying the state’s sexual harassment prevention training and education law, particularly when mandatory […]
August 30, 2019

What We’re Reading — August 2019

Kick off your Labor Day weekend with some employment news, research, and analysis. Here are some of the stories that caught our attention this month. Wage […]
August 29, 2019

ERISA Turns 45!

As America’s workers look forward to the long Labor Day weekend, we take a moment to acknowledge the 45th anniversary of the enactment of the Employee […]
August 27, 2019

Ask the Experts: Racial Insensitivity

Question: One of our employees is accused of making a racially insensitive comment. How should we handle this? Answer: A racially insensitive comment could be considered […]
August 26, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in North Carolina Business Owners Paying $21,404 in Employee Contributions, Unpaid Medical Claims

CHARLOTTE, NC – The U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, Charlotte Division, has entered a consent judgment and order between the U.S. […]
August 16, 2019

Court Sentences Omaha, Nebraska, Resident to Jail, Orders $276,878 In Restitution After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Benefits Fraud

OMAHA, NE – After a joint investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), the Social Security Administration’s Office of the Inspector […]
August 15, 2019

Illinois Enacts Sweeping Anti-Harassment Law

On August 9, 2019, Illinois enacted the Workplace Transparency Act (Senate Bill 75) amending the Illinois Human Rights Act in several ways but importantly, it requires […]
August 15, 2019

Federal Judge Orders Virginia Company’s Former CEO and Institutional Fiduciary to Restore $6,502,500 to Employee Stock Ownership Plan

FOREST, VA – The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia has ordered the former CEO of a Virginia packaging equipment company and the […]
August 12, 2019

“Time’s Up” Becomes Law in Connecticut

Connecticut recently expanded its harassment prevention law addressing training, workplace postings, and available damages. Many of the new requirements go into effect on October 1, 2019. […]
August 7, 2019

Encourage Workers to Check Their Tax Withholding

Employers, have you reminded your employees to check that they are having the right amount of tax withheld from their paychecks? With more than half of […]
July 31, 2019

What We’re Reading — July 2019

At ThinkHR, knowledge makes us tick, so we keep up with the latest people risk management news and information and share it with you. Check out […]
December 13, 2017

Court Orders Repayment of $45,896 and Sentences Former Fund Manager In Pension Plan Theft to Serve 5 Years of Probation

BIRMINGHAM, AL – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Southern Division, has sentenced a former fund manager in Birmingham to make restitution […]
December 15, 2017

An Early Gift for Employers: Recent NLRB Decisions Create More Predictability

Twas eleven days before Christmas, when all through the land, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced it was taking a stand. What came as welcome […]
December 19, 2017

Federal Law Update-December 2017

DOL Announced Proposal Expanding Tip Sharing On December 4, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a notice of proposed rule making (NPRM) regarding the […]
December 19, 2017

California Law Update- December 2017

Oakland Minimum Wage Increase and Poster Update On December 12, 2017, the City of Oakland announced its minimum wage will increase to $13.23 on January 1, […]