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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 […]
July 2, 2018

Alaska Employment Law Update – July 2018

July 2nd, 2018 National Guard Leave and Re-Employment Rights On June 23, 2018, Alaska Governor Bill Walker signed legislation (H.B. 3) extending leave to Alaska residents […]
April 27, 2018

A Patchwork of State Sexual Harassment Training Requirements

Robin Shea, partner with leading national labor and employment law firm (and ThinkHR strategic employment law partner) Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP asks if it’s time […]
April 30, 2018

New York Employment Law Update – April 2018

April 30th, 2018 Sexual Harassment On April 12, 2018, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation (S.B. 7507C): Requiring that bids submitted to the state, or […]
April 30, 2018

Ask the Experts: Requiring Use of Paid Leave Before Unpaid Medical Leave

April 30th, 2018 Question: Can we require employees to use their vacation and sick time at the beginning of an approved medical leave of absence? Answer: […]
May 1, 2018

California Supreme Court Rules that Determining Worker Status is Easy as ABC

On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court filed its decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court and held that businesses must apply the […]