April 9, 2018

Idaho Employment Law Update – April 2018

April 9th, 2018 Minimum Wage On March 26, 2018, Idaho Governor Butch Otter signed legislation (H.B. 466) providing an exemption to the applicability of the state’s […]
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 […]
June 13, 2018

Ask the Experts: FMLA Child Bonding Leave

June 13th, 2018 Question: When an employee requests child bonding leave for an adoption, what documentation can the employer require for verification? Answer: Under the federal […]
June 15, 2018

Tips for Preparing Form 5500

At this time of year, many employers and benefit advisors begin preparing Form 5500, the annual report required for most employee benefit plans. Form 5500 must […]
June 15, 2018

IRS Early Release of Draft W-4 Form and Instructions for 2019

June 15th, 2018 No Action Needed by Employers In the beginning of June 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released a draft 2019 Form W-4 along […]
June 18, 2018

Vermont Employment Law Update – June 2018

June 18th, 2018 Promoting Remote Workers and Remote Work Arrangements On May 30, 2018, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed legislation (S.B. 94) establishing a new remote […]