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February 11, 2019

New Jersey Employment Law Update – February 2019

Minimum Wage Increases On February 4, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation (A.B. 15) that incrementally raises the state’s hourly minimum wage. Per the […]
February 11, 2019

New York Employment Law Update – February 2019

February 11th, 2019 Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act On January 25, 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation (S.B. 1047) enacting the state’s Gender Expression Non-Discrimination […]
February 11, 2019

Ohio Employment Law Update – February 2019

February 11th, 2019 Franchises and the Employment Relationship On December 19, 2018, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed legislation (H.B. 494) regarding franchises and the employment relationship. […]
February 11, 2019

Washington Employment Law Update – February 2019

February 11th, 2019 State Supreme Court Announces New Sexual Harassment Standard for Places of Public Accommodation On January 31, 2019 the Washington State Supreme Court issued […]
February 11, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Obtains Temporary Restraining Order To Protect Participants and Beneficiaries of Failing MEWA

February 7, 2019

Court Sentences Lansing, Michigan, Resident to Jail, Orders $48,285 In Restitution for Theft of Mother’s General Motors’ Employee Pension

LANSING, MI – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), and the 30th Circuit Court for Ingham County, Michigan, […]
February 6, 2019

Employment Risks to Watch in 2019

Sexual harassment, legalized marijuana, equal pay, and time off issues create opportunities for agents Laura Kerekes writes a monthly “Innovative Workplace” column for Rough Notes, a publication […]
February 6, 2019

ThinkHR Launches World’s First Comprehensive People Risk Management Solution

Core to Business Success, Supports Better Decisions While Mitigating Risk PLEASANTON, Calif. (February 6, 2019) – ThinkHR, the premier provider of HR risk management solutions, has […]
February 4, 2019

Ask the Experts: Benefits Changes After Open Enrollment Ends but Before Plan Year Begins

February 4th, 2019 Question: Can an employee change a pretax plan election after the employer’s open enrollment window has closed but before the plan year has begun? […]
February 1, 2019

California Dockworkers Union Member Sentenced After U.S. Department of Labor Uncovers Healthcare Fraud Scheme

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 […]
January 31, 2019

Federal Court Sentences Former Autoworkers’ Union Official After Guilty Plea for Health and Welfare Fund Embezzlement

January 30, 2019

California Sexual Harassment Training Update

As we reported in October 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1343 modifying the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) sexual harassment training […]
March 1, 2018

6 Ways to Keep the Flu from Sidelining Your Workplace

March 1st, 2018 This year’s flu season is a rough one. Although the predominant strains of this year’s influenza viruses were represented in the vaccine, they […]
March 6, 2018

March Madness: The Ball is in Your Court

March 6th, 2018 March Madness is upon us, and there is no avoiding it. Selection Sunday, when the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Committee announces which […]
March 6, 2018

IRS Releases New Form W-4 and Updates Withholding Calculator

March 6th, 2018 Our February 1, 2018 blog post reported on the late February release of the Form W-4 and guidance on the income withholding rules […]
March 7, 2018

2018 HSA Family Contribution Limit Reduced by $50

March 7th, 2018 On March 5, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced a reduction in the maximum annual contribution allowed for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) […]