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April 6, 2018

SCOTUS Takes its Thumb Off the Scales of Justice

Check out an analysis of a recent U.S. Supreme Court Decision regarding overtime exemptions by Steve Katz, senior counsel with leading national labor and employment law firm […]
April 5, 2018

The Rap on Wraps

There’s a good chance you use a wrap document to help satisfy your Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) summary plan description (SPD) obligations. Yet if […]
April 4, 2018

New Rules for Disability Benefit Claims Are Now in Effect

April 4th, 2018 The Department of Labor’s new claim rules for disability benefits took effect April 2, 2018. The changes were announced over a year ago, […]
April 3, 2018

Four Pay Issues to Watch in 2018

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. […]
April 2, 2018

Workplaces to Love

LinkedIn recently released its list of the top 50 large companies most in demand with job seekers. Rankings were based on a rubric that included job […]
March 27, 2018

Ask the Experts: Electronic Delivery of ERISA Notices

March 27th, 2018 Q. Can we provide summary plan descriptions (SPDs) electronically? A. Yes. However, just sending them is not enough to meet ERISA requirements; you […]
March 26, 2018

New Guidance on Tipped Wages

March 26th, 2018 The 2,232-page budget spending bill that was signed by President Trump on March 23, 2018, included an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards […]
March 26, 2018

Washington Employment Law Update – March 2018

Military Leave Clarifications On March 15, 2018, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed legislation (H.B. 2851) clarifying the calculation of military leave for officers and employees that […]
March 26, 2018

Virginia Employment Law Update – March 2018

March 26th, 2018 Civil Air Patrol Leave On March 9, 2018, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed legislation (H.B. 1527) providing leave for public and private employees […]
March 26, 2018

Missouri Employment Law Update – March 2018

March 26th, 2018 Unemployment Poster Updated In March 2018, the Missouri Division of Employment Security updated its mandatory unemployment insurance benefits poster, Notice to Workers Concerning […]
March 26, 2018

Indiana Employment Law Update – March 2018

March 26th, 2018 Criminal Background Checks and Home Health Workers On March 19, 2018, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed legislation (S.B. 301) relating to criminal history […]
March 26, 2018

Mississippi Employment Law Update – March 2018

March 26th, 2018 Military Servicemember Protections On March 8, 2018, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed legislation (S.B. 2459) granting re-employment protections to military servicemembers or veterans […]
May 31, 2018

Connecticut Employment Law Update – May 2018

May 31st, 2018 Mandated Insurance Coverage On May 25, 2018, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed legislation (H.B. 5210) mandating insurance coverage of essential health benefits and […]
June 1, 2018

ACA Play or Pay: Affordability Percentage for 2019

June 1st, 2018 On May 21, 2018, the IRS announced that the affordability percentage under the Affordable Care Act’s play or pay rules will increase to […]
June 4, 2018

10 Tales from the Front

Michelle Florkowski, HR consultant at ThinkHR, handles human resources on-site for a regional chain of mattress stores, where she shakes her head in disbelief on a […]
June 4, 2018

Cake Maker Prevails but Not as Expected: SCOTUS Decision Hinges on Freedom of Religion

On June 4, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission in favor of the […]