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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 […]
March 29, 2019

It’s Not Optional, It’s FMLA

On March 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a new opinion letter addressing whether an employer may delay designating Family and Leave Act […]
March 28, 2019

Non-ACA Policies Allowed for Another Year

States that permit carriers to renew medical policies without adopting various Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements may continue to do so through 2020, according to a […]
March 25, 2019

Florida Employment Law Update — March 2019

March 25th, 2019 Smoking Marijuana for Medical Use Permitted On March 18, 2019, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation (S.B. 182) that redefines medical use of […]
March 25, 2019

Indiana Employment Law Update — March 2019

March 25th, 2019 Teen Worker Poster Updated In March 2019, the Indiana Department of Labor, Bureau of Child Labor updated its mandatory teen worker poster. Employers […]
March 25, 2019

North Dakota Employment Law Update — March 2019

March 25th, 2019 Wage Payment Enforcement On March 7, 2019, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum signed legislation (S.B. 2145) modifying the investigation and enforcement of wage […]
March 25, 2019

New Jersey Employment Law Update — March 2019

March 25th, 2019 Nondisclosure Provisions and Discrimination On March 18, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation (S.B. 121) barring provisions in employment contracts that […]
January 29, 2018

Massachusetts Employment Law Update – January 2018

January 29th, 2018 Healthcare Coverage Form On November 3, 2017, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed legislation (H.B. 4008) requiring Massachusetts employers with six or more employees […]
January 29, 2018

Hawaii Employment Law Update – January 2018

January 29th, 2018 Labor Posters Updated In January 2018, the Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division (HIOSH) updated its You Have a Right to a Safe […]
January 29, 2018

EEOC Data Reveals 2017 as a Year of Discrimination

January 29th, 2018 The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its 2017 data on enforcement and litigation detailing the top 10 most frequently filed charges […]
February 1, 2018

2018 W-4 Forms Won’t Be Released Until Late February

February 1st, 2018 If you’ve been getting questions from your employees about completing new 2018 W-4 forms to take advantage of the tax reform rules, we’ve […]