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July 25, 2018

It’s National Hire a Veteran Day

July 25th, 2018 On July 25, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) announced its annual celebration of National Hire a Veteran […]
July 23, 2018

Ask the Experts: Prescription Drug Inquries

July 23rd, 2018 Question: Are we allowed to ask employees or applicants whether they’re taking prescription drugs?  Answer: No. In most instances you are prohibited from asking […]
July 19, 2018

Reminder: Forms 5500 for Calendar-Year Plans are Due July 31

July 19th, 2018 For benefit plans subject to ERISA, Form 5500 must be filed within seven months after the plan year ends. For calendar-year plans, that […]
July 17, 2018

Ask the Experts: Background Checks on Minors

July 17th, 2018 Question: Are we permitted to run background checks on minors? Answer: Running a pre-employment background check on any job applicant requires consent, which […]
July 16, 2018

Federal Employment Law Update – July 2018

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July 16, 2018

Delaware Employment Law Update – July 2018

July 16th, 2018 Minimum Wage Increases On July 1, 2018, Delaware Governor John Carney signed legislation (S.B. 170) increasing the state’s minimum wage as follows: $8.75 […]
July 16, 2018

Hawaii Employment Law Update – July 2018

July 16th, 2018 Temporary Disability Insurance On July 10, 2018, Hawaii Governor David Ige signed legislation (H.B. 2375) allowing advanced practice, registered nurses to certify an […]
July 16, 2018

Massachusetts Employment Law Update – July 2018

July 16th, 2018 Paid Family and Medical Leave, Minimum Wage Increases, and Elimination of Sunday and Holiday Premium Pay for Retail Employees On June 28, 2018, […]
July 16, 2018

Maine Employment Law Update – July 2018

July 16th, 2018 Temporary Layoffs, Unemployment, and Work Search On July 9, 2018, the governor’s veto of H.P. 491 was overridden by the state’s House and […]
July 16, 2018

Rhode Island Employment Law Update – July 2018

July 16th, 2018 Health Insurance Contracts and Contraceptives On July 2, 2018, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed legislation (H.B. 7625) requiring that health insurance issuers […]
July 10, 2018

Preparation Aids Prevention

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. While […]
July 9, 2018

Reminder: Health Plan PCORI Fees Are Due July 31

July 9th, 2018 Employers that self-insured any group health plans in 2017, including health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), are responsible for determining whether the annual PCORI fee […]
April 9, 2018

Colorado Employment Law Update – April 2018

April 9th, 2018 Physician Noncompete Exemption for Rare Disorder On April 2, 2018, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed legislation (S.B. 82) granting physicians the right to […]
April 9, 2018

Michigan Employment Law Update – April 2018

April 9th, 2018 Job Interview Requirements On March 26, 2018, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation (S.B. 353) prohibiting local governmental bodies from adopting, enforcing, or […]
April 9, 2018

Iowa Employment Law Update – April 2018

April 9th, 2018 Alcohol Testing Policies On March 28, 2018, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed legislation (H.F. 2383) amending the state’s law relating to private employer […]
April 9, 2018

Washington Employment Law Update – April 2018

April 9th, 2018 Labor Relations On March 23, 2018, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed three bills (H.B. 2751, S.B. 6229, and S.B. 6231) covering the following: […]