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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 […]
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 […]
January 12, 2018

So Who Is a Paid Intern Now?

January 12th, 2018 On January 5, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) created new guidance for determining whether a worker could […]
January 12, 2018

Nothing Is Certain, But Death and LESS Taxes…

On January 11, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service released its income tax withholding tables for 2018 reflecting changes made by the December 2017 tax reform legislation. The […]
January 21, 2018

Ask the Experts: BLS Current Employment Statistics Survey – Is participation mandatory?

January 21st, 2018 Question: We received a request from the New York State Department of Labor, Division of Research and Statistics, to provide information for “Occupational […]
January 22, 2018

Washington Employment Law Update – January 2018

January 22nd, 2018 Tacoma Updates Posters In December 2017, the City of Tacoma updated its minimum wage poster to reflect the city’s minimum wage increase to […]