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June 24, 2019

Top 10 Reading List — June 2019

At ThinkHR, knowledge makes us tick. Be in the know with 10 of the stories that caught our eye this month. Pride in the Workplace June […]
June 20, 2019

ThinkHR’s Take Your Dog to Work Day Best Practices

June 20th, 2019 Tomorrow, June 21, is Take Your Dog to Work Day. For some businesses, like ThinkHR, dogs are always welcome. On any given day, […]
June 19, 2019

Ask the Experts: Holiday Pay for Sick Day

June 19th, 2019 Question: Do we need to pay an employee who was scheduled to work on a holiday but called in sick and did not […]
June 19, 2019

Louisiana Couple Pleads Guilty to Operating Fraudulent Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangement

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana accepted the guilty pleas of The Total Financial Group (TTFG) and its […]
June 19, 2019

Former Ohio Labor Union Official Sentenced to Year in Prison after Pleading Guilty to Embezzling from Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Local 84

YOUNGSTOWN, OH – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) and Office of Inspector General, U.S. District Court Judge […]
June 19, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Obtains Consent Order and Judgment To Restore Assets to Participants in Jackson, Michigan, Retirement Plan

JACKSON, MI – The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a consent order and judgment requiring the fiduciaries of the DJI & Associates Inc. Simple Plan […]
June 17, 2019

Two New Types of HRAs Coming for 2020

On June 13, 2019, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury released an advance copy of a Final Rule on Health Reimbursement […]
June 14, 2019

It’s Time to Put Employees (Not Managers) at the Center of Your Harassment Prevention Strategy

In partnership with Impactly, ThinkHR recently conducted a survey of its customers to measure the extent to which U.S. employers are adopting EEOC best practices to […]
June 13, 2019

Ask the Experts: Executive-Only Medical Plans

June 13th, 2019 Question: Our company offers group medical and dental plans for all employees. We also have an executive-only medical plan that covers out-of-pocket expenses […]
June 13, 2019

U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury Expand Access to Quality, Affordable Health Coverage Through Health Reimbursement Arrangements

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury issued a new policy that will provide hundreds of thousands […]
June 10, 2019

Ask the Experts: Taxability of Reimbursements for Mileage

June 10th, 2019 Question: Are amounts an employer reimburses employees for mileage taxable? Answer: They may be; the type of reimbursement plan will dictate whether reimbursement […]
May 31, 2019

The 4 A’s of a Mentally Healthy Workplace

As Mental Health Awareness Month draws to a close, we revisit the topic of fostering a mentally healthy workplace all year long. At the beginning of […]
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 […]