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May 16, 2019

Six New Members Appointed to the 2019 ERISA Advisory Council

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the U.S. Department of Labor announced the appointments of six new members as well as chair and vice chair to the 2019 […]
May 14, 2019

Ask the Experts: Uncashed Claim Checks

May 14th, 2019 Question: Our company’s group medical plan is self-funded (uninsured). What is our responsibility when we pay a claim but the payee never cashes […]
May 10, 2019

“Moms in the Workplace” 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 with […]
May 8, 2019

Ask the Experts: Self-identification for the EEO-1 Report

May 8th, 2019 Question: What is the best way for an employer to collect race, ethnic, and gender information for the EEO-1 report? Answer: Self-identification is […]
May 6, 2019

Federal Employment Law Update — May 2019

HIPAA Penalties On April 30, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a Notification of Enforcement Discretion Regarding HIPAA Civil Money Penalties (Document No. […]
May 6, 2019

Arkansas Employment Law Update — May 2019

May 6th, 2019 Empower Independent Contractors Act of 2019 On April 16, 2019, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed legislation (H.B. 1850) enacting the Empower Independent Contractors […]
May 6, 2019

California Employment Law Update — May 2019

May 6th, 2019 Updated Santa Monica Posters In April 2019, the City of Santa Monica updated its packet of mandatory workplace posters to reflect the following […]
May 6, 2019

District of Columbia Employment Law Update — May 2019

May 6th, 2019 Employment Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Offenses, and Stalking Amendment Act On April 11, 2019, the District of Columbia released the […]
May 6, 2019

Iowa Employment Law Update — May 2019

May 6th, 2019 Negligent Hiring and Employer Liability On April 17, 2019, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed legislation (H.F. 650) relating to the liability of private […]
May 6, 2019

Indiana Employment Law Update — May 2019

May 6th, 2019 Occupational Safety and Health Violations On April 24, 2019, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed legislation (H.B. 1341) regarding penalties for occupational safety and […]
May 6, 2019

Massachusetts Employment Law Update — May 2019

Exemption and Workforce Notification Deadlines Extended On May 1, 2019, in response to feedback from the 12 public listening sessions held throughout Massachusetts, as well as […]
May 6, 2019

Maine Employment Law Update — May 2019

May 6th, 2019 Protecting Job Applicants from Identity Theft On April 22, 2019, Maine Governor Janet Mills signed legislation (H.P. 229) to protect job applicants from […]
January 22, 2018

Rhode Island Employment Law Update – January 2018

January 22nd, 2018 Poster Update In January 2018, the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training updated its poster, Notice to All Employees – Information Employers […]
January 22, 2018

North Carolina Employment Law Update – January 2018

January 22nd, 2018 Wage and Hour Poster Updated In December 2017, the North Carolina Department of Labor updated its labor law poster. One part of the […]
January 22, 2018

Michigan Employment Law Update – January 2018

January 22nd, 2018 Junior Hockey Player Classified as Nonemployee On December 20, 2017, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation (S.B. 483 and S.B. 486) clarifying junior […]
January 22, 2018

Maryland Employment Law Update – January 2018

January 22nd, 2018 Unemployment Poster Updated The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Office of Unemployment Insurance updated its Unemployment Insurance Law poster (revised 9-17). […]