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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 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 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

California Employment Law Update – May 2018

May 7th, 2018 Belmont Minimum Wage The City of Belmont updated its minimum wage rate official notice to reflect the city’s minimum wage increase to $12.50 […]
May 7, 2018

Colorado Employment Law Update – May 2018

May 7th, 2018 Exemption from Workers’ Compensation for Out-of-State Employers On April 30, 2018, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed legislation (H.B. 1308) establishing an exemption from […]
May 7, 2018

Hawaii Employment Law Update – May 2018

May 7th, 2018 Collective Bargaining and Payroll Deductions On April 24, 2018, Hawaii Governor David Ige signed legislation (H.B. 1725) requiring collective bargaining public employees to […]
May 7, 2018

Maryland Employment Law Update – May 2018

May 7th, 2018 Rights and Protections for State Personnel Who are Nursing Mothers On April 24, 2018, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed legislation (H.B. 306) requiring […]
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 […]
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

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 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 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 […]
May 23, 2018

SCOTUS Epic Decision: Employers Can Enforce Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements

On May 21, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) held, in a case of epic proportion to the employment litigation world, that employers […]
May 24, 2018

Ask the Experts: Foreign FMLA Documentation

May 24th, 2018 Question: How should we handle a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave request for an employee to care for a parent who […]
May 29, 2018

Ask the Experts: Which Employers Must Use the OSHA 300 Log

May 29th, 2018 Question: Which employers are required to maintain records of illnesses and injuries under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) recordkeeping and reporting […]
May 31, 2018

FMLA Forms Expire June 1

May 31st, 2018 The Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms expire at midnight tonight. So what should you do? Keep using […]