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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 […]
January 4, 2018

New Year, New Penalties

January 3rd, 2018 Department of Labor Publishes Updated Penalties for OSHA Violations On January 2, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published updated, inflation-adjusted penalties […]
December 28, 2017

Driving in to 2018

December 28th, 2017 How Changes to the Mileage Reimbursement Rate and Qualified Transportation Benefits Will Impact Employers in 2018 On December 14, 2017, the Internal Revenue […]
December 27, 2017

Ask the Experts: Out of Office Communication

December 27th, 2017 Question: The holidays are coming and we know people will be out of the office for various celebrations and events. Often people don’t […]
December 27, 2017

IRS Extends Deadline for Employers to Furnish Forms 1095-C and 1095-B

December 27th, 2017 On December 22, 2017, the IRS released Notice 2018-06 to extend the due date for employers to furnish 2017 Form 1095-C or 1095-B […]
December 22, 2017

Top 10 Holiday Party Mishaps

December 21st, 2017 During our annual holiday party webinar, we asked participants to share their company holiday party mishaps with us. Here are the top 10 […]
December 21, 2017

New Hampshire Man Pleads Guilty to Obstruction of Justice in Connection with U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Investigation, and Lawsuit

CONCORD, NH – A New Hampshire man has pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of obstruction of justice in connection with a U.S. Department […]
June 18, 2018

Federal Employment Law Update – June 2018

June 18th, 2018 NLRB: Guidance on Handbook Rules Post-Boeing On June 8, 2018, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel, Peter B. Robb, released a memorandum […]
June 21, 2018

The News about Association Health Plans

On June 19, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor released its Final Rule regarding Association Health Plans (AHPs). AHPs are not new, but they have not […]
June 22, 2018

Ask the Experts: State-specific Sick Leave

June 22nd, 2018 Q: We have employees in both California and Massachusetts. What guidance can you provide on meeting state-specific regulations under one sick leave policy? […]
June 25, 2018

10 Stories That Caught Our Eye in June 2018

Are you having a hard time keeping up with the steady flow of news and information that affects your workplace? Let ThinkHR help! We’ve curated some […]