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November 2, 2018

IRS Announces 2019 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

November 2nd, 2018 On November 1, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2018-83 announcing cost-of-living adjustments affecting dollar limits for pension plans and other […]
October 30, 2018

OSHA’s Top 10 2018 Violations

October 30th, 2018 OSHA released a preliminary list of its top 10 cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2018 (Oct. 1, 2017 – Sept. 30, […]
October 29, 2018

Are You Ready for Election Day?

Election Day is next Tuesday, November 6. Do you know what provisions, if any, you must make to accommodate your employees’ rights to vote? Time off […]
October 24, 2018

8 Tips for Handling Tough Employee Conversations

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. […]
October 23, 2018

9 Treats, No Tricks

What We’re Reading – October 2018 We scour the web for interesting and actionable HR news and information, so you don’t have to. Here are 9 […]
October 23, 2018

10 Treats, No Tricks

What We’re Reading – October 2018 We scour the web for interesting and actionable HR news and information, so you don’t have to. Here are 10 […]
October 22, 2018

Delaware Employment Law Update – October 2018

October 22nd, 2018 Minimum Wage Increase and Updated Poster On September 28, 2018, the Delaware Department of Labor released an updated labor law poster covering: Payment […]
October 22, 2018

Florida Employment Law Update – October 2018

October 22nd, 2018 2019 Minimum Wage Increase The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced that the state’s minimum wage will increase to $8.46 per hour, with […]
October 22, 2018

New Mexico Employment Law Update – October 2018

October 22nd, 2018 City of Albuquerque Minimum Wage Increase The City of Albuquerque announced the following minimum wage increases for 2019: The minimum wage increases to $9.20. […]
October 19, 2018

OSHA Softens Approach to Safety Incentive Programs and Post-incident Drug Testing

The Workplace Safety Practice Group at leading national labor and employment law firm (and ThinkHR strategic employment law partner) Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, explains OSHA’s […]
October 17, 2018

Ask the Experts: Mandatory Flu Shots

October 17th, 2018 Question: Can we require our employees to get flu shots? Answer: While there is no law that prohibits employers from mandating flu shots […]
October 12, 2018

Easy-to-Use Tax Withholding Calculator

Employers, have you reminded your employees to check that they are having the right amount of tax withheld from their paychecks? It’s a good idea for […]
April 4, 2018

New Rules for Disability Benefit Claims Are Now in Effect

April 4th, 2018 The Department of Labor’s new claim rules for disability benefits took effect April 2, 2018. The changes were announced over a year ago, […]
April 5, 2018

The Rap on Wraps

There’s a good chance you use a wrap document to help satisfy your Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) summary plan description (SPD) obligations. Yet if […]
April 6, 2018

SCOTUS Takes its Thumb Off the Scales of Justice

Check out an analysis of a recent U.S. Supreme Court Decision regarding overtime exemptions by Steve Katz, senior counsel with leading national labor and employment law firm […]
April 9, 2018

Idaho Employment Law Update – April 2018

April 9th, 2018 Minimum Wage On March 26, 2018, Idaho Governor Butch Otter signed legislation (H.B. 466) providing an exemption to the applicability of the state’s […]