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November 21, 2018

DOL Guidance for Benefit Plans Impacted by California Wildfires

November 21st, 2018 The U.S. Department of Labor has issued compliance guidance for benefit plans, employers and employees, and service providers who are impacted by the […]
November 21, 2018

Ask the Experts: Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Rebates

Question: Our company received a rebate check from our health insurance carrier. As the employer, we pay the bulk of premiums, although employees who enroll for […]
November 19, 2018

Arkansas Employment Law Update – November 2018

November 19th, 2018 Arkansas Minimum Wage Increases On November 6, 2018, Arkansas voters approved the Arkansas Minimum Wage Increase Initiative (Issue 5), which will incrementally raise […]
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 […]
March 26, 2018

Indiana Employment Law Update – March 2018

March 26th, 2018 Criminal Background Checks and Home Health Workers On March 19, 2018, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed legislation (S.B. 301) relating to criminal history […]
March 26, 2018

Missouri Employment Law Update – March 2018

March 26th, 2018 Unemployment Poster Updated In March 2018, the Missouri Division of Employment Security updated its mandatory unemployment insurance benefits poster, Notice to Workers Concerning […]
March 26, 2018

Virginia Employment Law Update – March 2018

March 26th, 2018 Civil Air Patrol Leave On March 9, 2018, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed legislation (H.B. 1527) providing leave for public and private employees […]
March 26, 2018

Washington Employment Law Update – March 2018

Military Leave Clarifications On March 15, 2018, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed legislation (H.B. 2851) clarifying the calculation of military leave for officers and employees that […]