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November 6, 2019

IRS Announces 2020 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

Today, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2019-59 announcing cost-of-living adjustments affecting dollar limits for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2020. […]
November 6, 2019

IRS Announces 2020 Limits for Health FSAs and Transit Benefits

Today, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced annual inflation adjustments for more than 50 tax provisions, including an increase in voluntary employee contributions to employer-sponsored healthcare […]
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 […]
December 28, 2017

Driving in to 2018

December 28th, 2017 How Changes to the Mileage Reimbursement Rate and Qualified Transportation Benefits Will Impact Employers in 2018 On December 14, 2017, the Internal Revenue […]
January 4, 2018

New Year, New Penalties

January 3rd, 2018 Department of Labor Publishes Updated Penalties for OSHA Violations On January 2, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published updated, inflation-adjusted penalties […]
January 4, 2018

2017 Best of Blog

Happy New Year! As we finish out the first week of the new year, we offer a look back at some of our blog posts from […]
January 5, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Proposal to Expand Access to Healthcare Through Small Business Health Plans

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to expand the opportunity to offer employment-based health insurance to small […]