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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 […]
March 22, 2019

What We’re Reading March

The knowledge experts at ThinkHR comb the web for interesting and actionable curated content (the four-leaf clovers, if you enjoy a seasonal cliché) so you don’t […]
March 22, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Obtains Consent Judgment and Order Protecting Participants and Beneficiaries of Failing MEWA

LOS ANGELES, CA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), the U.S. District Court for the Central District […]
March 20, 2019

Chapter Two in the EEO-1 Pay Survey Flap

Robin Shea, partner with leading national labor and employment law firm (and ThinkHR strategic employment law partner) Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, gives an update on […]
February 10, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigations Help Retirement Plans Recover Nearly $16 Million After Losses from Fraudulent Loans

CHICAGO, IL – The U.S. Department of Labor has entered into a settlement agreement with U.S. Fiduciary Services and three of its subsidiaries that provides for […]
February 12, 2018

New York Employment Law Update – February 2018

February 12th, 2018 Enforcement of NYC Fast Food Deductions Law Stayed by Federal Judge On January 17, 2018, enforcement of the NYC Fast Food Deductions Law, […]
February 12, 2018

Federal Employment Law Update – February 2018

February 12th, 2018 IRS Releases Publication 15 and W-4 Withholding Guidance for 2018 On January 31, 2018, the federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Publication 15 […]
February 19, 2018

Ask the Experts: Do company owners need to fill out a Form I-9?

February 19th, 2018 Question: Do company owners need to fill out a Form I-9? Answer: The owner of a business will need to complete a Form I-9 to […]