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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 […]
May 31, 2019

New Hampshire Employment Law Update — May 2019

May 31st, 2019 Night Working Hours and Minors On May 15, 2019, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu signed legislation (H.B. 223) limiting the number of night […]
May 31, 2019

Nevada Employment Law Update — May 2019

May 31st, 2019 Employment Discrimination On May 21, 2019, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed legislation (S.B. 177) adding the following regarding right-to-sue notices and damage awards: […]
May 31, 2019

Oregon Employment Law Update — May 2019

Employer Accommodation for Pregnancy Act On May 22, 2019, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed legislation (H.B. 2341) enacting the state’s Employer Accommodation for Pregnancy Act and […]
May 31, 2019

Washington Employment Law Update — May 2019

Preventing Sexual Assault of Isolated Workers On May 13, 2019, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed legislation (S.B. 5258) requiring every hotel, motel, retail, or security guard […]
May 29, 2019

IRS Announces HSA Limits for 2020

May 29th, 2019 On May 28, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Revenue Procedure 2019-25 announcing the annual inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) […]
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 […]