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December 4, 2017

Pennsylvania Law Update- November 2017

December 4th, 2017 Whistleblower Protections for City of Philadelphia Contractors On November 13, 2017, Philadelphia Mayor James Kenney signed an executive order providing whistleblower protections for […]
December 4, 2017

New Jersey Law Update- November 2017

December 4th, 2017 Random Drug Testing for Direct Care Staff Applicants and Employees On October 6, 2017, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed legislation (A.B. 2503) […]
December 4, 2017

Missouri Law Update- November 2017

December 4th, 2017 2018 Minimum Wage According to the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, the Missouri minimum wage for 2018 is $7.85 per hour. […]
December 4, 2017

California Law Update- November 2017

December 4th, 2017 Posting Updates In November 2017, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing released a new Transgender Rights in the Workplace poster, and […]
December 4, 2017

Federal Law Update-November 2017

December 4th, 2017 OSHA Delays Electronic Filing of Form 300A On November 22, 2017, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the delay of […]
December 4, 2017

Ask the Experts: Inviting Temporary and Contract Workers to Holiday Parties

December 4th, 2017 Question: Can we invite temporary workers (those from an outside agency) and contractors to our company holiday party? Answer: Inviting temporary and contract […]
November 30, 2017

DOL Delays New Rules for Disability Benefit Claims

November 30th, 2017 On November 29, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a Final Rule that delays implementation of new claim rules for disability […]
November 30, 2017

Social Security Wage Base for 2018 – Corrected

November 30th, 2017 The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced a correction in the wage base that will be used in computing Social Security taxes for […]
November 28, 2017

U.S. Department of Labor Extends Transition Period For Fiduciary Rule Exemptions

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor has announced an 18-month extension from Jan. 1, 2018, to July 1, 2019, of the special Transition Period […]
November 27, 2017

OSHA Extends Reporting Deadline to December 15, 2017

ThinkHR previously reported  (Are You Ready  to Electronically Report Injuries and Illnesses to OSHA) that December 1, 2017 was the deadline for certain employers to use […]
November 25, 2017

U.S. Department of Labor Announces 90-Day Delay of Applicability Date For Disability Claims Procedure Amendments

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a ninety (90) day delay – through April 1, 2018 – of the applicability date for ERISA […]
November 21, 2017

U.S. Department of Labor Extends Guidance and Relief to Employee Benefit Plans Impacted by Hurricane Maria and October 2017 California Wildfires

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor announced employee benefit plan compliance guidance and relief for victims of Hurricane Maria and the October 2017 California […]
July 2, 2018

New York Employment Law Update – July 2018

July 2nd, 2018 Westchester County and Salary History On March 26, 2018, the County Board of Westchester County, New York passed a resolution making it an […]
July 2, 2018

New Hampshire Employment Law Update – July 2018

July 2nd, 2018 Implanting of Subcutaneous Identification Devices in Individuals On June 12, 2018, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu signed legislation (H.B. 1372) prohibiting the implanting […]
July 2, 2018

Georgia Employment Law Update – July 2018

July 2nd, 2018 Hands Free Law – Distracted Driving On May 2, 2018, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed legislation (H.B. 673) with the following restrictions on […]
July 2, 2018

Idaho Employment Law Update – July 2018

July 2nd, 2018 Noncompete Agreements and Rebuttable Presumptions On March 28, 2018, Idaho Governor Butch Otter signed legislation (S.B. 1287) removing the rebuttable presumption that irreparable […]