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April 29, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Statement Relating to the U.S. District Court Ruling in State of New York v. United States Department of Labor

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today released a policy statement regarding Association Health Plans (AHPs). The Department disagrees with the district court’s ruling […]
April 26, 2019

What You Need to Know About the Supreme Court LGBTQ Cases

Robin Shea, partner with leading national labor and employment law firm (and ThinkHR strategic employment law partner) Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, explains what employers need […]
April 26, 2019

Federal Court Allows Payment of Outstanding Health Care Claims For Employees of Bankrupt Home Owners Bargain Outlet

CHICAGO, IL – The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, granted a motion allowing Morgan Administration Inc. and associated debtors doing […]
April 24, 2019

What We’re Reading April

We comb the web for interesting and actionable people risk management articles so you don’t have to. Here are some of the stories that caught our […]
April 22, 2019

Alaska Employment Law Update — April 2019

April 22nd, 2019 Discrimination Complaints On March 21, 2019, Alaska’s Lieutenant Governor Kevin Meyer notified Alaska’s Governor, Marti Buscaglia, about permanent regulations that modify the state’s […]
April 22, 2019

Indiana Employment Law Update — April 2019

April 22nd, 2019 Minimum Wage and Direct Sales On April 3, 2019, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed legislation (S.B. 231) excluding a direct seller from the […]
April 22, 2019

Nevada Employment Law Update — April 2019

April 22nd, 2019 Poster Update On April 1, 2019, the Nevada Office of the Labor Commissioner updated the following bulletins for 2019: Annual Minimum Wage; and […]
April 18, 2019

EEOC Secures $505 Million for Victims in Fiscal Year 2018

On April 10, 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released detailed breakdowns for the 76,418 charges of workplace discrimination the agency received in fiscal […]
April 16, 2019

Ask the Experts: Preparing for New Overtime Thresholds

April 16th, 2019 Question: What should employers do to prepare for the anticipated January 1, 2020, effective date of new DOL’s white collar exemptions? Answer: On […]
April 11, 2019

Ask the Experts: White Collar Exemptions

April 11th, 2019 Question: What determines if an employee falls within one of the FLSA white collar exemptions? Answer: Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), […]
April 8, 2019

Federal Employment Law Update — April 2019

EEOC Proposes September 2019 for Submission of EEO-1 Component Two data On March 3, 2019, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a submission (in […]
April 8, 2019

Arkansas Employment Law Update — April 2019

April 8th, 2019 Employees and Forced Human Microchips On March 19, 2019, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed legislation (H.B. 1177) to protect employees from forced human […]
January 6, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Decision on April 1, 2018, Applicability of Final Rule Amending Claims Procedure for Disability Benefit Plans

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today its decision for April 1, 2018, as the applicability date for employee benefit plans to comply with […]
January 9, 2018

Ask the Experts: Employee Claims to Not Receive Message of Office Closure

January 8th, 2018 Question: We are a California employer. If we notify a nonexempt employee of a disaster-related closure via voice mail, text, or email, and […]
January 12, 2018

Court Orders Illinois Business Owner to Restore Losses To Retirement Plan and Trust After Fiduciary Violations

CHICAGO, IL – Following a U.S. Department of Labor investigation, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois entered a judgment requiring Michael Lewis, […]
January 12, 2018

Employers Beware, and Be Ready: How to Prepare for an ICE Raid

On Wednesday morning, officials from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement inspected nearly 100 7-Eleven stores across the country, and arrested 21 employees for being illegally present in the […]