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October 8, 2018

Montana Employment Law Update – October 2018

October 8th, 2018 2019 Minimum Wage Increase The Montana Department of Labor and Industry announced that the state’s minimum wage will increase to $8.50 per hour […]
October 8, 2018

New Jersey Employment Law Update – October 2018

October 8th, 2018 Proposed Rules for Paid Sick Leave Implementation On September 13, 2018, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development released proposed new […]
October 8, 2018

New York Employment Law Update – October 2018

Finalized Materials and Guidance on NYS Sexual Harassment Prevention Law On October 1, 2018, Governor Cuomo announced the release of the following finalized materials and guidance on New […]
October 8, 2018

Ohio Employment Law Update – October 2018

October 8th, 2018 2019 Minimum Wage Increase On September 30, 2018, the Ohio Department of Commerce announced that the state’s minimum wage will increase as follows: […]
October 8, 2018

Pennsylvania Employment Law Update – October 2018

October 8th, 2018 PHRC Releases Guidance Extending PHRA Protections to LGBTQ Community On August 2, 2018, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) released its Guidance on […]
October 8, 2018

South Dakota Employment Law Update – October 2018

October 8th, 2018 2019 Minimum Wage Increase According to the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation, the state’s minimum wage increases for 2019 as follows: […]
October 8, 2018

Washington Employment Law Update – October 2018

October 8th, 2018 Seattle Minimum Wage Increase for 2019 On October 2, 2018, the Seattle Office of Labor Standards (OLS) announced that the city’s minimum wage […]
October 5, 2018

3 New Sexual Harassment Bills Signed in California, 2 Vetoed

California legislators sent a total of 1,217 bills to California Governor Jerry Brown for the 2017-2018 regular legislative session. He signed 1,016, vetoed 201, and 183 […]
October 3, 2018

Reminder: Medicare Part D Notices are Due Before October 15

October 3rd, 2018 Employers that offer a health plan that covers outpatient prescription drugs must distribute the plan’s Medicare Part D notice before October 15. The […]
October 2, 2018

New York Sexual Harassment Prevention Final Regulations Released

Both New York State and New York City have enacted laws related to sexual harassment prevention, with different provisions for employee communication and training along with […]
October 1, 2018

IRS Releases Final 2018 ACA Reporting Forms and Instructions

The IRS has finalized the forms and instructions that employers will use for 2018 reporting under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Applicable large employers (ALEs) will […]
October 1, 2018

Ask the Experts: Service Dogs and the ADA

October 1st, 2018 Question: We have a new employee in our call center who has a service dog. She came to her interview and trained without […]
March 15, 2018

Clearing the Haze about Marijuana in the Workplace

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. […]
March 16, 2018

DOL Fiduciary Rule Overturned

March 16th, 2018 In its March 15, 2018, decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit overturned the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Fiduciary […]
March 19, 2018

A DOL Audit Can Happen to You

Summary plan descriptions (SPDs) are required for all retirement, health, and welfare plans subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). However, misconceptions […]
March 22, 2018

What We’re Reading this March

At ThinkHR, knowledge makes us tick. We are always on the lookout for the latest workplace and human resources news, trends, research, and law. Here are […]