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 […]
June 18, 2018

Oregon Employment Law Update – June 2018

June 18th, 2018 Statewide Transit Tax and Employer Requirements The 2018 legislative session amended portions of the Statewide Transit Tax (OR H.B. 2017, enacted in 2017). Subsequent […]
June 18, 2018

Vermont Employment Law Update – June 2018

June 18th, 2018 Promoting Remote Workers and Remote Work Arrangements On May 30, 2018, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed legislation (S.B. 94) establishing a new remote […]
June 15, 2018

IRS Early Release of Draft W-4 Form and Instructions for 2019

June 15th, 2018 No Action Needed by Employers In the beginning of June 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released a draft 2019 Form W-4 along […]
June 15, 2018

Tips for Preparing Form 5500

At this time of year, many employers and benefit advisors begin preparing Form 5500, the annual report required for most employee benefit plans. Form 5500 must […]
June 13, 2018

Ask the Experts: FMLA Child Bonding Leave

June 13th, 2018 Question: When an employee requests child bonding leave for an adoption, what documentation can the employer require for verification? Answer: Under the federal […]
June 11, 2018

Ask the Experts: Translating Handbooks into Spanish

June 11th, 2018 Question: If we have a substantial number of Latino employees, are we required to provide our employee handbook in Spanish? Answer: While providing […]
June 8, 2018

9 HR Policies are Legal Again, Says NLRB General Counsel

Robin Shea, partner with leading national labor and employment law firm (and ThinkHR strategic employment law partner) Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP explains how this week’s […]
June 7, 2018

6 Questions on Dependent Care Spending Accounts

School’s out! Summer is here, and it’s the time of year when working parents have questions about using their Dependent Care Spending Accounts (DCSAs). Are summer […]
June 5, 2018

Ask the Experts: Same-sex Marriage License Refusal

June 5th, 2018 Question: We have an employee who has refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples due to her religious beliefs. She has asked […]
May 21, 2018

New York Employment Law Update – May 2018

May 21st, 2018 Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act On May 9, 2018, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a packet of 11 bills, […]
May 21, 2018

Minnesota Employment Law Update – May 2018

May 21st, 2018 Minneapolis Paid Sick and Safe Time — Court Rules Ordinance Applicable to Resident Employers Only In a lawsuit brought against the City of […]
May 21, 2018

Maine Employment Law Update – May 2018

May 21st, 2018 Human Trafficking Awareness Signs Required for Certain Businesses On May 2, 2018, the Maine legislature overrode the governor’s veto of S.P. 639, thereby […]
May 21, 2018

Kentucky Employment Law Update – May 2018

May 21st, 2018 Marketplace Contractors and Independent Contractors On March 21, 2018, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed legislation (H.B. 220) specifying that a marketplace contractor is […]