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February 25, 2019

SCOTUS Vacates Rizo v. Yovino on Technicality Not Merit

Update: SCOTUS Decision On February 25, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) vacated and remanded Rizo v. Yovino based on a legal technicality […]
February 25, 2019

March Madness 2019: The Ball is in Your Court

February 25th, 2019 March Madness is upon us, and there is no avoiding it. Selection Sunday, when the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Committee announces which […]
February 24, 2019

District of Columbia Employment Law Update – February 2019

February 24th, 2019 Wage Garnishment Fairness Amendment Act On February 7, 2019, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the Wage Garnishment Fairness Amendment Act (B22-0572) […]
February 24, 2019

Florida Employment Law Update – February 2019

February 24th, 2019 Miami Minimum Wage Ordinance Remains Invalid On February 5, 2019, the Florida Supreme Court dismissed the City of Miami’s petition to review a […]
February 24, 2019

Illinois Employment Law Update – February 2019

February 24th, 2019 Minimum Wage On February 19, 2019, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed legislation (S.B. 1) increasing the state’s minimum wage rate as follows: $9.25 […]
February 24, 2019

Wyoming Employment Law Update – February 2019

February 24th, 2019 Penalties for Equal Pay Act Violations Increasing On February 8, 2019, Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon signed legislation (H.B. 71) increasing the penalties for […]
February 22, 2019

EEOC Buries the Bombs

Robin Shea, partner with leading national labor and employment law firm (and ThinkHR strategic employment law partner) Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, gives a rundown of […]
February 20, 2019

We Share the Love

What We’re Reading – February 2019 At ThinkHR, we love to share our knowledge of all things people risk management. One of the ways we do […]
February 19, 2019

You Can Reduce the Risk of Workplace Violence

On Friday, February 15, 2019, five employees of a manufacturer in Aurora, Illinois, were killed by an employee they were about to terminate as they met […]
February 14, 2019

Ask the Experts: Coordinating Health Benefits with Military Coverage

February 14th, 2019 Question: We recently hired an employee who has health coverage through the military (TRICARE). Our company provides a group major medical plan along […]
February 13, 2019

Court Sentences Founders of Laboratory Marketing Companies After U.S. Department of Labor Uncovers Healthcare Fraud

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), the U.S. District Court for the Southern […]
February 12, 2019

Former Substance Abuse Recovery Center Director Sentenced to Prison After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Healthcare Fraud Scheme

MIAMI, FL – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of […]
February 23, 2018

Wyoming Employment Law Update – February 2018

February 23rd, 2018 Health and Safety Poster Updated On February 2, 2018, the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services updated its Notice to Employees Health and Safety Protection […]
February 23, 2018

Washington Employment Law Update – February 2018

February 23rd, 2018 Spokane Ban the Box Ordinance In December 2017, the City of Spokane enacted a ban the box ordinance prohibiting employers from advertising restrictions […]
February 23, 2018

Vermont Employment Law Update – February 2018

February 23rd, 2018 Recreational Marijuana Legalized On January 22, 2018, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed legislation (H.B. 511) legalizing recreational marijuana. According to Vt. Stat. Ann. […]
February 23, 2018

Texas Employment Law Update – February 2018

February 23rd, 2018 City of Austin Paid Sick Leave On February 15, 2018, the Austin City Council approved a paid sick leave ordinance (earned sick time) requiring employers to […]