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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 […]
July 31, 2019

What We’re Reading — July 2019

At ThinkHR, knowledge makes us tick, so we keep up with the latest people risk management news and information and share it with you. Check out […]
July 30, 2019

Ask the Experts: Pay Preschool Costs with Dependent Care FSA Funds?

Question: Can an employee pay the cost of preschool with a dependent care flexible spending account (FSA)? Answer: Expenses for a child in nursery school, preschool, or […]
July 29, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Rule to Strengthen Retirement Security for Millions of American Workers

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a rule to help strengthen retirement security for millions of small business employees across America. The […]
July 23, 2019

ACA Play or Pay: Affordability Percentage for 2020

On July 22, 2019, the IRS announced that the affordability percentage under the Affordable Care Act’s play or pay rules will decrease to 9.78 percent for […]
July 5, 2019

July 4th Weekend Employment Law Quiz

Robin Shea, partner with leading national labor and employment law firm (and ThinkHR strategic employment law partner) Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, tests your knowledge of […]
July 2, 2019

Ask the Experts: Overtime and Paid Time Off

July 2nd, 2019 Question: Should we include holidays, PTO, vacation, or other leave taken during the workweek in calculating overtime premium pay under FLSA rules? Answer: […]
July 1, 2019

5 Ways to Advance Your Company Culture

How to instill your core values into new hires and grow it in your existing employees In today’s highly competitive talent marketplace, employers are searching for […]
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 […]
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 […]