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October 20, 2017

IRS Announces 2018 Limits for Health FSAs and Transit Benefits

October 20th, 2017 On October 19, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced annual inflation adjustments for more than 50 tax provisions, including an increase in […]
October 16, 2017

Preston Rutledge to be Nominated as Next EBSA Head

October 16th, 2017 President Trump has announced his intent to nominate Preston Rutledge as Assistant Secretary of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA). The position as […]
October 15, 2017

California Employment Law Update-October 2017

Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 On October 15, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation (S.B. 258) applicable to manufacturers of certain consumer products, […]
October 13, 2017

US Labor Department sues Colorado alarm monitoring company, CEO and fiduciary to recover $82K in missing retirement, health plan contributions

Date of Action: Jan. 6, 2017 Type of Action: Lawsuit to recover missing retirement and health plan funds Name of Defendant(s): Central Security Communications Inc.Chief Executive […]
October 12, 2017

U.S. Attorney General Releases Memorandums Regarding Title VII Protections and Religious Liberty

During the first week of October 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions released several memorandums directed to the Department of Justice, its attorneys, and component heads, […]
October 12, 2017

President Directs Federal Agencies to Consider ACA Changes

October 12th, 2017 On October 12, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order directing the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and Treasury […]
October 11, 2017

Rhode Island Employment Law Update-October 2017

October 11th, 2017 Distracted Driving On October 11, 2017, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed legislation (S.B. 1027) providing for an exception to the prohibition on […]
October 11, 2017

US Labor Department extends fiduciary rule applicability date

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a 60-day extension of the applicability dates of the fiduciary rule and related exemptions, including the Best […]
October 11, 2017

Court finds that First Bankers Trust Services overpaid $9.4M for shares of New Jersey paving, building company stock

NEW YORK – A federal judge, presiding over a U.S. Department of Labor lawsuit, has found that First Bankers Trust Services Inc. breached its duties of […]
October 10, 2017

California Employment Law Update-September 2017

October 10th, 2017 Retaliation Actions and Complaints On October 3, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation (S.B. 306) authorizing the Labor Commissioner to petition a […]
October 10, 2017

Delaware Employment Law Update-September 2017

October 10th, 2017 State Employees’ Donated Leave Program On September 29, 2017, the Delaware Governor signed legislation (H.B. 258) that allows a state officer or employee […]
October 10, 2017

Illinois Employment Law Update-September 2017

October 10th, 2017 Illinois Employee Misclassification Referral System Act and Online Reporting On September 22, 2017, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed legislation (S.B. 1978) enacting the […]
July 9, 2018

Reminder: Health Plan PCORI Fees Are Due July 31

July 9th, 2018 Employers that self-insured any group health plans in 2017, including health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), are responsible for determining whether the annual PCORI fee […]
July 10, 2018

Preparation Aids Prevention

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. While […]
July 16, 2018

Rhode Island Employment Law Update – July 2018

July 16th, 2018 Health Insurance Contracts and Contraceptives On July 2, 2018, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed legislation (H.B. 7625) requiring that health insurance issuers […]
July 16, 2018

Maine Employment Law Update – July 2018

July 16th, 2018 Temporary Layoffs, Unemployment, and Work Search On July 9, 2018, the governor’s veto of H.P. 491 was overridden by the state’s House and […]