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November 19, 2018

Massachusetts Employment Law Update – November 2018

November 19th, 2018 Veterans’ Right to Participate and Take Leave On August 9, 2018, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed legislation (S.B. 2632) requiring employers to allow […]
November 19, 2018

Michigan Employment Law Update – November 2018

November 19th, 2018 Legalized Recreational Use of Marijuana On November 6, 2018, Michigan voters approved the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act (Michigan Proposal 18-1) […]
November 19, 2018

New York Employment Law Update – November 2018

November 19th, 2018 2019 Exemption Rates Increase For 2019, and under the New York Minimum Wage Act’s minimum wage orders, the salary basis threshold will increase […]
November 19, 2018

South Carolina Employment Law Update – November 2018

November 19th, 2018 Expungement of Criminal Records and Employer Liability On June 27, 2018, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster signed legislation (H.B. 3209) adding law (S.C. […]
November 19, 2018

Utah Employment Law Update – November 2018

November 19th, 2018 Medical Marijuana Legalized On November 6, 2018, Utah voters approved the Utah Medical Cannabis Act (Utah Proposal 2) legalizing the medical use of […]
November 16, 2018

Talking Turkey

What We’re Reading – November 2018 We scour the web for interesting and actionable HR news and information, so you don’t have to. Here are 10 […]
November 15, 2018

IRS Announces 2019 Limits for Health FSAs and Transit Benefits

November 15th, 2018 Today, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced annual inflation adjustments for more than 50 tax provisions, including an increase in voluntary employee contributions […]
November 14, 2018

Cybersecurity: Employees Are the First Line of Defense

ThinkHR Chief Knowledge Officer Laura Kerekes writes a monthly “Innovative Workplace” column for Rough Notes, a publication that has been serving the insurance industry since 1878. Enjoy […]
November 8, 2018

The Midterms Happened. Now What?

The midterms are over and my mail is no longer filled with HUGE political direct mail pieces that hide my favorite magazines and my 20-percent-off-one-item coupons […]
November 7, 2018

House Flip Unlikely to Have Impact on Labor and Employment Law

Robin Shea, partner with leading national labor and employment law firm (and ThinkHR strategic employment law partner) Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, gives a quick preview […]
November 6, 2018

PCORI Fee Increase for Health Plans

On November 5, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2018-85 to announce that the health plan Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee for plan […]
November 5, 2018

Massachusetts HIRD Form is Due November 30

November 5th, 2018 Do you employ six or more workers in Massachusetts? If so, be sure that you or your payroll administrator complete the new Health […]
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 […]