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October 31, 2019

Ask the Experts: California’s FSA Notice Requirement

Question: Does California require employers to provide notices about flexible spending accounts (FSAs)? What is required? If the third-party administrator provides the notice, does the employer […]
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 […]
December 21, 2017

New Hampshire Man Pleads Guilty to Obstruction of Justice in Connection with U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Investigation, and Lawsuit

CONCORD, NH – A New Hampshire man has pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of obstruction of justice in connection with a U.S. Department […]
December 22, 2017

Top 10 Holiday Party Mishaps

December 21st, 2017 During our annual holiday party webinar, we asked participants to share their company holiday party mishaps with us. Here are the top 10 […]
December 27, 2017

IRS Extends Deadline for Employers to Furnish Forms 1095-C and 1095-B

December 27th, 2017 On December 22, 2017, the IRS released Notice 2018-06 to extend the due date for employers to furnish 2017 Form 1095-C or 1095-B […]
December 27, 2017

Ask the Experts: Out of Office Communication

December 27th, 2017 Question: The holidays are coming and we know people will be out of the office for various celebrations and events. Often people don’t […]