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July 30, 2018

North Carolina Employment Law Update – July 2018

July 30th, 2018 Certificate of Relief for Criminal Convictions On June 25, 2018, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed legislation (H.B. 774) requiring persons granted a […]
July 30, 2018

Oklahoma Employment Law Update – July 2018

July 30th, 2018 Medicinal Marijuana Legalized On June 26, 2018, Oklahoma voters passed State Question 788 legalizing the licensed cultivation, use, and possession of marijuana for […]
July 27, 2018

Trust Equation

Dan Riordan, ThinkHR COO, explains why trust is one of the most important qualities of workplace culture and how employers can nurture it. We are currently […]
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 […]
April 23, 2018

Salary History Bans Are Catching On

April 23rd, 2018 The issue of pay has traditionally been an inevitable topic of discussion in any job interview. However, in a growing number of places […]
April 23, 2018

EEO-1 Reporting Deadline Moved to June 1

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced that it has extended the deadline to submit 2017 EEO-1 report data. The deadline, which was March 31, 2018, will now be […]
April 26, 2018

It’s Intern Season

Summer internships offer students opportunities to gain real-world experience and hands-on career development. Conversely, internship programs give employers access to highly motivated and educated young workers […]
April 27, 2018

IRS Changes Course (Again) and Restores 2018 HSA Family Limit to $6,900

Yesterday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that the 2018 annual contribution limit to Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) for persons with family coverage under a qualifying […]