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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 11, 2019

Federal Employment Law Update – February 2019

EEO-1 Survey Opening Postponed The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that due to the recent partial lapse in appropriations, the opening of the EEO-1 has […]
February 11, 2019

California Employment Law Update – February 2019

February 11th, 2019 Agricultural Workers and Required Overtime Compensation On January 1, 2019, the California Industrial Welfare Commission released an updated Wage Order No. 14-2001 (IWC […]
February 11, 2019

Massachusetts Employment Law Update – February 2019

February 11th, 2019 Paid Family and Medical Leave Draft Regulations On January 23, 2019, the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave released draft regulations for […]
February 11, 2019

Michigan Employment Law Update – February 2019

Posters Updated In January 2019, the following new mandatory posters were released by the Michigan Wage and Hour Division: Minimum Wage and Overtime General Requirements The […]
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) […]