October 8, 2018

Washington Employment Law Update – October 2018

October 8th, 2018 Seattle Minimum Wage Increase for 2019 On October 2, 2018, the Seattle Office of Labor Standards (OLS) announced that the city’s minimum wage […]
October 5, 2018

3 New Sexual Harassment Bills Signed in California, 2 Vetoed

California legislators sent a total of 1,217 bills to California Governor Jerry Brown for the 2017-2018 regular legislative session. He signed 1,016, vetoed 201, and 183 […]
October 3, 2018

Reminder: Medicare Part D Notices are Due Before October 15

October 3rd, 2018 Employers that offer a health plan that covers outpatient prescription drugs must distribute the plan’s Medicare Part D notice before October 15. The […]
October 2, 2018

New York Sexual Harassment Prevention Final Regulations Released

Both New York State and New York City have enacted laws related to sexual harassment prevention, with different provisions for employee communication and training along with […]
October 1, 2018

IRS Releases Final 2018 ACA Reporting Forms and Instructions

The IRS has finalized the forms and instructions that employers will use for 2018 reporting under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Applicable large employers (ALEs) will […]
October 1, 2018

Ask the Experts: Service Dogs and the ADA

October 1st, 2018 Question: We have a new employee in our call center who has a service dog. She came to her interview and trained without […]
September 28, 2018

Retaliation: A Workplace Soap Opera

Robin Shea, partner with leading national labor and employment law firm (and ThinkHR strategic employment law partner) Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, explains through three tongue-in-cheek […]
September 27, 2018

What We’re Reading – September 2018

We scour the web for interesting and actionable HR news and information, so you don’t have to. Here are 10 curated stories that caught our attention […]
September 25, 2018

Redesigned W-4 Form to Launch in 2020

September 25th, 2018 When will the new Form W-4 be released? In 2020, according to a press release published by the Treasury Department on September 20, […]
September 25, 2018

Ask the Experts: FSA Limits

September 25th, 2018 Question: Our company offers flexible spending accounts (FSAs) for health care and dependent daycare. Our plan limits are the maximum amounts allowed by […]
September 24, 2018

California Employment Law Update – September 2018

Reminder of Employees’ Right to Copy Their Employment Records On September 17, 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation (S.B. 1252) reminding employers that according to […]
September 24, 2018

Michigan Employment Law Update – September 2018

State Agencies Ban the Box on Applications On September 7, 2018, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed Executive Directive 2018-4 instructing all state departments and agencies to […]
April 9, 2018

Federal Employment Law Update – April 2018

Supreme Court Rules Auto-Service Advisors Exempt from FLSA Overtime Requirement and Rejects Narrow Construction of Exemptions On April 2, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in […]
April 11, 2018

Ask the Experts: Workplace Assault and Workers’ Compensation

April 11th, 2018 Q: One of our employees was assaulted and injured by another coworker in our workplace. Is this compensable under California workers’ compensation? A: […]
April 11, 2018

Another Step Toward Equal Pay

On April 9, 2018, in Rizo v. Yovino, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that under the federal Equal Pay Act an employer cannot justify a wage differential between […]
April 12, 2018

Grandmothers Can Visit a Little Longer

States that permit carriers to renew medical policies without adopting various Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements may continue to do so through 2019, according to a […]