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January 22, 2018

North Carolina Employment Law Update – January 2018

January 22nd, 2018 Wage and Hour Poster Updated In December 2017, the North Carolina Department of Labor updated its labor law poster. One part of the […]
January 22, 2018

Rhode Island Employment Law Update – January 2018

January 22nd, 2018 Poster Update In January 2018, the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training updated its poster, Notice to All Employees – Information Employers […]
January 22, 2018

Washington Employment Law Update – January 2018

January 22nd, 2018 Tacoma Updates Posters In December 2017, the City of Tacoma updated its minimum wage poster to reflect the city’s minimum wage increase to […]
January 21, 2018

Ask the Experts: BLS Current Employment Statistics Survey – Is participation mandatory?

January 21st, 2018 Question: We received a request from the New York State Department of Labor, Division of Research and Statistics, to provide information for “Occupational […]
January 12, 2018

Nothing Is Certain, But Death and LESS Taxes…

On January 11, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service released its income tax withholding tables for 2018 reflecting changes made by the December 2017 tax reform legislation. The […]
January 12, 2018

So Who Is a Paid Intern Now?

January 12th, 2018 On January 5, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) created new guidance for determining whether a worker could […]
January 12, 2018

Employers Beware, and Be Ready: How to Prepare for an ICE Raid

On Wednesday morning, officials from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement inspected nearly 100 7-Eleven stores across the country, and arrested 21 employees for being illegally present in the […]
January 12, 2018

Court Orders Illinois Business Owner to Restore Losses To Retirement Plan and Trust After Fiduciary Violations

CHICAGO, IL – Following a U.S. Department of Labor investigation, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois entered a judgment requiring Michael Lewis, […]
January 9, 2018

Ask the Experts: Employee Claims to Not Receive Message of Office Closure

January 8th, 2018 Question: We are a California employer. If we notify a nonexempt employee of a disaster-related closure via voice mail, text, or email, and […]
January 6, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Decision on April 1, 2018, Applicability of Final Rule Amending Claims Procedure for Disability Benefit Plans

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today its decision for April 1, 2018, as the applicability date for employee benefit plans to comply with […]
January 5, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Proposal to Expand Access to Healthcare Through Small Business Health Plans

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to expand the opportunity to offer employment-based health insurance to small […]
January 4, 2018

2017 Best of Blog

Happy New Year! As we finish out the first week of the new year, we offer a look back at some of our blog posts from […]
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 […]
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 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 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 […]