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September 18, 2018

Changes to Functional Affirmative Action Plan Approval Process Proposed

Cara Crotty, partner with leading national labor and employment law firm (and ThinkHR strategic employment law partner) Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP explains the details of […]
September 17, 2018

Ask the Experts: Overtime Pay Calculations with Nondiscretionary Bonuses

Question: How do we handle overtime pay calculations for hourly employees when they receive nondiscretionary bonuses? Answer: A nondiscretionary bonus is a bonus based on an employee meeting […]
September 14, 2018

The 80s Are Back, According to the NLRB

September 14th, 2018 On September 14, 2018, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced in the Federal Register a proposed rule to return its joint-employer standard […]
September 14, 2018

Employer Medicare Part D Notices Are Due Before October 15

Are you an employer that offers or provides group health coverage to your workers? Does your health plan cover outpatient prescription drugs — either as a […]
September 13, 2018

Hurricane Season has Begun

Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall in the Carolinas as early as Thursday, September 13. Meteorologists are predicting the Category 4 storm may pack winds […]
September 12, 2018

Do You Have Mixed Emotions about Open Enrollment?

It’s typical to have mixed feelings about the annual benefits open enrollment period. Dread for the additional administrative workload and potential benefits cost increases… Anticipation of newer, […]
September 11, 2018

Is Your Health Plan Affordable for 2019?

The Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility provision — often called the employer mandate or “play or pay” — requires large employers to offer health coverage […]
September 10, 2018

Sexual Harassment Training Laws: What New York Employers Need to Know Now

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 […]
September 10, 2018

Federal Employment Law Update – September 2018

September 10th, 2018 Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors Increases in 2019 On September 4, 2018, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor […]
September 10, 2018

Delaware Employment Law Update – September 2018

September 10th, 2018 Sexual Harassment On August 29, 2018, Delaware Governor John Carney signed legislation (H.B. 360) to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. The bill: […]
September 10, 2018

Illinois Employment Law Update – September 2018

September 10th, 2018 Employee Reimbursement On August 26, 2018, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed legislation (S.B. 2999) amending the state’s Wage Payment and Collection Act. Under […]
September 10, 2018

Iowa Employment Law Update – September 2018

September 10th, 2018 Unemployment Insurance Poster Updated Iowa Workforce Development updated its mandatory unemployment insurance poster, which must be displayed by employers where it can be […]
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 […]