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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 […]
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 […]
May 4, 2018

5 Employee Handbook Mistakes to Avoid

Gary Wheeler, partner at Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, a well-respected national employment law firm and legal partner to ThinkHR, explains five mistakes he sees […]
May 7, 2018

Washington Employment Law Update – May 2018

May 7th, 2018 Seattle Eliminates Subminimum Wage for Workers with Disabilities On April 2, 2018, the Seattle City Council announced the elimination of the city’s subminimum […]
May 7, 2018

New Jersey Employment Law Update – May 2018

May 7th, 2018 Paid Sick Leave Enacted On May 2, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation (A.B. 1827) enacting a statewide paid sick leave […]
May 7, 2018

Michigan Employment Law Update – May 2018

May 7th, 2018 Filing Due Date Amended for Form W-2 On April 25, 2018, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation (H.B. 5091) amending the due date […]