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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 […]
December 19, 2017

Washington Employment Law Update – December 2017

December 18th, 2017 Poster Updates The following Washington required posters have been updated to reflect 2018 changes: Employers are required by Washington law to display the […]
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 […]