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January 16, 2019

Colorado Employment Law Update – January 2019

January 16th, 2019 Minimum Wage and Poster Effective January 1, 2019, the Colorado minimum wage increased to $11.10 per hour and the tipped employee minimum wage […]
January 16, 2019

Michigan Employment Law Update – January 2019

January 16th, 2019 Paid Medical Leave Act On December 13, 2018, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation (S.B. 1175) entitled the Paid Medical Leave Act, which […]
January 16, 2019

New York Employment Law Update – January 2019

January 16th, 2019 New York City and Paid Personal Time Proposal On January 9, 2019, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his intent to propose local legislation […]
January 16, 2019

Pennsylvania Employment Law Update – January 2019

January 16th, 2019 Fair Workweek Employment Standards Ordinance On December 20, 2018, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed the Fair Workweek Employment Standards Ordinance (Ord. No. 180649-A) […]
January 16, 2019

Rhode Island Employment Law Update – January 2019

January 16th, 2019 Minimum Wage Increase and Poster On January 1, 2019, the Rhode Island hourly minimum wage rate increased to $10.50 per hour, with the […]
January 16, 2019

Vermont Employment Law Update – January 2019

January 16th, 2019 Paid Sick Leave Increase Beginning January 1, 2019, Vermont employees may accrue and use up to 40 hours of paid sick leave per annual period […]
January 14, 2019

IRS Releases 2019 Publications

January 14th, 2019 In January 2019, the federal Internal Revenue Service released the following publications for use in 2019: Publication 15 (2019), (Circular E), Employer’s Tax […]
January 10, 2019

Get Back to Work!

Laura Kerekes writes a monthly “Innovative Workplace” column for Rough Notes, a publication that has been serving the insurance industry since 1878. While written for brokers, the […]
January 9, 2019

The Big-Picture View of Risk

By Larry Dunivan, CEO of ThinkHR Many human resources and business leaders think about compliance in black-and-white terms. We simply check the boxes and evaluate compliance […]
January 6, 2019

Ask the Experts: HSA for COBRA

January 6th, 2019 Question: Can COBRA premiums be paid for with health saving account (HSA) funds? Answer: Yes, insurance premiums for COBRA can be treated as qualified […]
January 4, 2019

Holiday Break Employment Law Roundup

Robin Shea, partner with leading national labor and employment law firm (and ThinkHR strategic employment law partner) Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, provides a summary of […]
January 3, 2019

Ask the Experts: Federal Survey of Employer Health Plans

January 3rd, 2019 Question: Our company received a survey from the U.S. Census Bureau asking about the health coverage we offer to employees, how much it […]
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 […]