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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]