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 […]
November 5, 2018

Federal Employment Law Update – November 2018

November 5th, 2018 OSHA Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards On October 23, 2018 at the National Safety Council (NSC) Congress and Expo, the federal Occupational […]
November 5, 2018

Alaska Employment Law Update – November 2018

November 5th, 2018 2019 Minimum Wage Increase On October 26, 2018, the Alaska Division of Labor Standards & Safety, Wage and Hour Administration announced the state’s […]
November 5, 2018

California Employment Law Update – November 2018

2019 City of Alameda Minimum Wage Increase The City of Alameda minimum wage will increase as follows: $13.50 per hour on July 1, 2019. $15 per […]
November 5, 2018

Delaware Employment Law Update – November 2018

November 5th, 2018 State WARN Act Adopted On July 11, 2018, Delaware Governor John Carney signed legislation (H.B. 409) establishing the Delaware Workplace Adjustment and Retraining […]
November 5, 2018

District of Columbia Employment Law Update – November 2018

November 5th, 2018 Initiative 77 — Minimum Wage Amendment Act On October 11, 2018, the District of Columbia enacted the Initiative Minimum Wage Amendment Act (B22-0920), […]
November 5, 2018

Illinois Employment Law Update – November 2018

November 5th, 2018 Service Member Employment and Reemployment Rights Act On August 26, 2018, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed legislation (S.B. 3547) creating the Illinois Service […]
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 […]