October 23, 2017

Florida Employment Law Update-October 2017

October 23rd, 2017 2018 Minimum Wage Increase On October 13, 2017, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced that the state’s minimum wage will increase to […]
October 23, 2017

Alaska Employment Law Update-October 2017

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October 23, 2017

Ask the Experts: Employee on modified assignment due to a workers’ comp claim

October 23rd, 2017 Question: We have an employee who is on modified assignment due to a workers’ comp claim. Do we have to pay for the […]
October 20, 2017

IRS Announces 2018 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

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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 […]
July 17, 2018

Ask the Experts: Background Checks on Minors

July 17th, 2018 Question: Are we permitted to run background checks on minors? Answer: Running a pre-employment background check on any job applicant requires consent, which […]
July 19, 2018

Reminder: Forms 5500 for Calendar-Year Plans are Due July 31

July 19th, 2018 For benefit plans subject to ERISA, Form 5500 must be filed within seven months after the plan year ends. For calendar-year plans, that […]
July 23, 2018

Ask the Experts: Prescription Drug Inquries

July 23rd, 2018 Question: Are we allowed to ask employees or applicants whether they’re taking prescription drugs?  Answer: No. In most instances you are prohibited from asking […]
July 25, 2018

It’s National Hire a Veteran Day

July 25th, 2018 On July 25, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) announced its annual celebration of National Hire a Veteran […]