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January 23, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Enters into Consent Judgment Permanently Enjoining Former Chief Financial Officer after Pension Plan Mishandling

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 […]
January 21, 2019

Ask the Experts: Using a Health FSA on COBRA

January 21st, 2019 Question: A terminated employee took COBRA for the health FSA. Can he stop making after-tax COBRA contributions after three months, then just keep […]
January 18, 2019

Government Shutdown Update: EEOC Closed

January 18th, 2019 The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it is closed because of the federal government shutdown. During this period of federal closure, […]
January 18, 2019

SCOTUS Arbitration Decision in New Prime

Steven Katz, partner with leading national labor and employment law firm (and ThinkHR strategic employment law partner) Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, explains what this week’s […]
January 17, 2019

2019 Minimum Wages

January 17th, 2019 Eighteen states rang in 2019 with new, higher minimum wage rates. These states (AK, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, ME, MN, MO, MT, […]
January 16, 2019

California Employment Law Update – January 2019

January 16th, 2019 FMCSA and Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Meal and Rest Breaks On December 27, 2018, the federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that […]
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 […]
March 7, 2018

California Supreme Court Issues Ruling on Overtime Calculations

On March 5, 2018, the California Supreme Court decided how an employee’s overtime pay rate should be calculated when the employee earns a flat sum bonus […]
March 9, 2018

“This Week in Employment Law” Quiz

Are you in the know? Find out with this quiz by Robin Shea, partner with leading national labor and employment law firm (and ThinkHR strategic employment […]
March 9, 2018

Sixth Circuit Court Rules in Favor of Transgender Worker

March 9th, 2018 On March 7, 2018, the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that employers in its circuit (Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee) may […]
March 12, 2018

West Virginia Employment Law Update – March 2018

March 12th, 2018 Property Deductions Permitted from Employee’s Final Paycheck On February 23, 2018, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed legislation (H.B. 2546) allowing replacement costs […]