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January 6, 2019

Ask the Experts: HSA for COBRA

January 6th, 2019 Question: Can COBRA premiums be paid for with health saving account (HSA) funds? Answer: Yes, insurance premiums for COBRA can be treated as qualified […]
January 4, 2019

Holiday Break Employment Law Roundup

Robin Shea, partner with leading national labor and employment law firm (and ThinkHR strategic employment law partner) Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, provides a summary of […]
January 3, 2019

Ask the Experts: Federal Survey of Employer Health Plans

January 3rd, 2019 Question: Our company received a survey from the U.S. Census Bureau asking about the health coverage we offer to employees, how much it […]
December 27, 2018

Government Shutdown Update: E-Verify and E-Verify Services Unavailable

December 27th, 2018 On December 22, 2018 the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted notice that due to the […]
December 19, 2018

Our Gift to You

What We’re Reading – December 2018 We scour the web for interesting and actionable HR news and information, so you don’t have to. Here are eight […]
December 17, 2018

The ACA Remains the Same Following Texas Court Ruling

December 17th, 2018 Last Friday’s ruling by a Texas federal district court judge does not have any effect on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how […]
December 17, 2018

Vermont Employment Law Update – December 2018

December 17th, 2018 Data Privacy, Consumer Privacy, and Discrimination On May 22, 2018, Vermont Governor Phil Scott allowed legislation to become law without his signature (H.B. […]
December 17, 2018

Kansas Employment Law Update – December 2018

December 17th, 2018 Workers’ Compensation Notice The Kansas Department of Labor updated its Workers’ Compensation Rights and Responsibilities notice to remove irrelevant dates and updated the […]
December 17, 2018

Federal Employment Law Update – December 2018

Proposed Rule: H1-B Cap Petitions On December 3, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a notice of proposed rulemaking that would require petitioners seeking […]
December 12, 2018

Ask the Experts: FMLA Leave and Attendance Incentives

December 12th, 2018 Question: We give year-end bonuses based on attendance, and employees with a certain number of absences are disqualified. If an employee took FMLA […]
December 10, 2018

Ask the Experts: Flu and FMLA

December 10th, 2018 Question: Is the common flu considered a serious health condition under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? Answer: Most cases of the […]
December 7, 2018

Avoid Women at All Costs?

Robin Shea, partner with leading national labor and employment law firm (and ThinkHR strategic employment law partner) Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, explains that avoiding harassment […]
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 […]