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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 […]
November 21, 2017

Ask the Experts: Do you have appropriate company communication about holiday parties?

November 20th, 2017 Question: Do you have language we can use in a company communication that will go out before our holiday party to encourage responsible […]
July 2, 2018

District of Columbia Employment Law Update – July 2018

July 2nd, 2018 Minimum Wage Tip Credit Phase Out On June 19, 2018, District of Columbia voters passed a ballot initiative (Initiative 77) to: Increase the […]
July 2, 2018

Colorado Employment Law Update – July 2018

July 2nd, 2018 Longmont Bans Smoking in Enclosed Areas Longmont, Colorado has passed an ordinance (Ord. No. O-2017-4) generally prohibiting smoking in enclosed areas open to […]
July 2, 2018

California Employment Law Update – July 2018

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July 2, 2018

Alaska Employment Law Update – July 2018

July 2nd, 2018 National Guard Leave and Re-Employment Rights On June 23, 2018, Alaska Governor Bill Walker signed legislation (H.B. 3) extending leave to Alaska residents […]