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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 […]
March 26, 2018

Utah Employment Law Update – March 2018

March 26th, 2018 Payment of Wages On March 19, 2018, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed legislation (S.B. 212) addressing the payment of unpaid wages to a […]
March 26, 2018

South Dakota Employment Law Update – March 2018

March 26th, 2018 Data Breach Notification On March 21, 2018, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard signed legislation (S.B. 62) creating a breach notification requirement for businesses […]
March 26, 2018

Wyoming Employment Law Update – March 2018

March 26th, 2018 Surety Bonds for Nonresident Employers On March 10, 2018, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead signed legislation (H.B. 18) requiring all nonresident firms, corporations, or […]
March 22, 2018

What We’re Reading this March

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 […]
March 19, 2018

A DOL Audit Can Happen to You

Summary plan descriptions (SPDs) are required for all retirement, health, and welfare plans subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). However, misconceptions […]
March 16, 2018

DOL Fiduciary Rule Overturned

March 16th, 2018 In its March 15, 2018, decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit overturned the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Fiduciary […]
March 15, 2018

Clearing the Haze about Marijuana in the Workplace

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. […]
March 14, 2018

Ask the Experts: Gathering Race and Ethnicity Information for the EEO-1 Report

March 14th, 2018 Question: What is the best way to get ethnicity and race information for each employee for the EEO-1 report? Answer: Self-identification is the […]
March 13, 2018

Inclusion Riders: Not Just for Movies?

Even if you were fast asleep by the time the best actress award was given late in the broadcast of the 2018 Academy Awards, chances are […]
March 12, 2018

Federal Employment Law Update – March 2018

EEO-1 Reporting and Employees Who Regularly Report to Client Sites The portal for 2017 EEO-1 reporting is open and reports must be submitted and certified by […]
March 12, 2018

California Employment Law Update – March 2018

March 12th, 2018 California Supreme Court Rules on Overtime Calculations with Retroactive Application On March 5, 2018, the California Supreme Court ruled in Alvarado v. Dart […]
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 […]