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April 8, 2019

California Employment Law Update — April 2019

April 8th, 2019 Updated DFEH Form and Poster In March 2019, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) released the following updated form and […]
April 8, 2019

Florida Employment Law Update — April 2019

April 8th, 2019 Workers’ Compensation Poster In February 2019, the Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation updated its all-in-one “Broken Arm” (or “Workers’ Comp Works for You”) […]
April 8, 2019

Idaho Employment Law Update — April 2019

April 8th, 2019 Wage Claims On March 18, 2019, Idaho Governor Brad Little signed legislation (H.B. 113) extending the time in which a claim for unpaid […]
April 8, 2019

Kentucky Employment Law Update — April 2019

April 8th, 2019 Employment Agreements On March 25, 2019, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed legislation (S.B. 7) allowing all of the following: Arbitration, mediation, or alternative […]
April 8, 2019

Massachusetts Employment Law Update — April 2019

April 8th, 2019 Guide to Paid Family Leave In March 2019, the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave released an employer’s guide to aid with […]
April 8, 2019

Maryland Employment Law Update — April 2019

April 8th, 2019 Minimum Wage Increase On March 28, 2019, the Maryland General Assembly overrode Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of legislation that would have increased the […]
April 8, 2019

Maine Employment Law Update — April 2019

April 8th, 2019 Tip Pooling Clarification On March 25, 2019, Maine Governor Janet Mills signed legislation (H.P. 67) clarifying that an employer may establish a valid […]
April 8, 2019

New Mexico Employment Law Update — April 2019

April 8th, 2019 Minimum Wage Increase On March 1, 2019, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation (S.B. 437) increasing the state’s minimum wage from […]
April 8, 2019

Federal Court Orders Illinois Business Owner to Pay $1,439,678, in Restitution, Serve 5 Years in Prison for Fraud Involving Investors’ Savings

CHICAGO, IL – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has sentenced Lake County, Illinois-based business owner Richard Booy, to serve five years […]
April 3, 2019

Joint Employer Status Updates Proposed

Ellen Kearns, partner with leading national labor and employment law firm (and ThinkHR strategic employment law partner) Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, explains proposed regulations clarifying […]
April 2, 2019

It’s National Employee Benefits Day!

April 2nd, 2019 Today is National Employee Benefits Day! For the past fifteen years, the benefits community has taken a moment each April 2 to recognize […]
March 29, 2019

Court Blocks New DOL Rules on Association Health Plans

Yesterday, a federal district court struck down a Department of Labor (DOL) Rule on Association Health Plans (AHPs). Issued in 2018, the DOL rule aimed to […]
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 […]