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June 27, 2018

Ask the Experts: Arbitration Clauses

June 27th, 2018 Q: May we add an arbitration clause prohibiting class action lawsuits to our employment contracts? A: Yes. Until recently , courts were split […]
June 25, 2018

10 Stories That Caught Our Eye in June 2018

Are you having a hard time keeping up with the steady flow of news and information that affects your workplace? Let ThinkHR help! We’ve curated some […]
June 22, 2018

Ask the Experts: State-specific Sick Leave

June 22nd, 2018 Q: We have employees in both California and Massachusetts. What guidance can you provide on meeting state-specific regulations under one sick leave policy? […]
June 21, 2018

The News about Association Health Plans

On June 19, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor released its Final Rule regarding Association Health Plans (AHPs). AHPs are not new, but they have not […]
June 18, 2018

Federal Employment Law Update – June 2018

June 18th, 2018 NLRB: Guidance on Handbook Rules Post-Boeing On June 8, 2018, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel, Peter B. Robb, released a memorandum […]
June 18, 2018

California Employment Law Update – June 2018

June 18th, 2018 California Hotel Workers Ergonomic Standard The Cal/OSHA Standards Board’s new standard (Cal. Code Regs. tit. 8, § 3345) for hotel housekeeping musculoskeletal injury […]
June 18, 2018

Colorado Employment Law Update – June 2018

June 18th, 2018 Working Families College Savings Act On May 29, 2018, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed legislation (H.B. 1217) creating a temporary income tax credit […]
June 18, 2018

Maryland Employment Law Update – June 2018

June 18th, 2018 State and County Minimum Wages Effective July 1, 2018, the minimum wage rates in Maryland increase as follows: The state minimum wage rate […]
June 18, 2018

Michigan Employment Law Update – June 2018

June 18th, 2018 Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination Prohibited in Employment On May 21, 2018, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission released a resolution that interpreted […]
June 18, 2018

Minnesota Employment Law Update – June 2018

June 18th, 2018 City of Duluth Earned Sick and Safe Time On May 29, 2018, the Duluth City Code adopted an ordinance (No. 10571) establishing minimum […]
June 18, 2018

Nevada Employment Law Update – June 2018

June 18th, 2018 Employers May Pay Lower-Tier Minimum Wage if Health Insurance Offered According to the May 31, 2018 Nevada Supreme Court opinion in MDC Restaurants, […]
June 18, 2018

New Hampshire Employment Law Update – June 2018

June 18th, 2018 Discrimination Based on Gender Identity On June 8, 2018, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu signed legislation (H.B. 1319) adding gender identity as a […]
May 7, 2018

Arizona Employment Law Update – May 2018

May 7th, 2018 Allegations of Sexual Assault or Harassment and Nondisclosure Agreements On April 25, 2018, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed legislation (H.B. 2020) regulating the […]
May 7, 2018

Federal Employment Law Update – May 2018

May 7th, 2018 EEO-1 Filing Deadline Extended In late April 2018, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced the deadline for the EEO-1 Employer Information […]
May 8, 2018

Workplace Violence Is More Common Than You Think

High-profile shootings like last month’s incident at YouTube’s headquarters dominate the news, but workplace violence is much more common than most people realize. The Occupational Safety […]
May 9, 2018

Ask the Experts: Marijuana and DOT Regulations

May 9th, 2018 Question: In states where recreational marijuana is legal, how does that affect federal Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations?  For example, what can we […]