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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: […]
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 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 27, 2018

IRS Changes Course (Again) and Restores 2018 HSA Family Limit to $6,900

Yesterday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that the 2018 annual contribution limit to Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) for persons with family coverage under a qualifying […]
April 26, 2018

It’s Intern Season

Summer internships offer students opportunities to gain real-world experience and hands-on career development. Conversely, internship programs give employers access to highly motivated and educated young workers […]
April 23, 2018

EEO-1 Reporting Deadline Moved to June 1

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced that it has extended the deadline to submit 2017 EEO-1 report data. The deadline, which was March 31, 2018, will now be […]
April 23, 2018

Salary History Bans Are Catching On

April 23rd, 2018 The issue of pay has traditionally been an inevitable topic of discussion in any job interview. However, in a growing number of places […]
April 23, 2018

Massachusetts Employment Law Update – April 2018

April 23rd, 2018 Ban the Box Amendments On April 13, 2018, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed legislation (S.B. 2371) modifying the state’s current ban-the-box regulations as […]
April 20, 2018

Ask the Experts: What to Report to OSHA

April 20th, 2018 Q: What events must employers report to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)? A: All employers are required to notify OSHA when an […]
April 18, 2018

Top 10 Policies You Need in Your Employee Handbook

April 18th, 2018 Nestor Barrero, senior counsel at Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, a well-respected national employment law firm and legal partner to ThinkHR, summarizes […]
April 18, 2018

What We’re Reading this April

At ThinkHR, knowledge makes us tick. We are always on the lookout for the latest workplace and human resources news, trends, research, and law. Here are […]
April 12, 2018

Grandmothers Can Visit a Little Longer

States that permit carriers to renew medical policies without adopting various Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements may continue to do so through 2019, according to a […]
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 […]