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October 10, 2017

New Jersey Employment Law Update-September 2017

October 10th, 2017 Minimum Wage Increase The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDLWD) has announced that the state’s minimum wage will increase from […]
October 10, 2017

Ohio Employment Law Update-September 2017

October 10th, 2017 Minimum Wage Increase The Ohio Department of Commerce has announced that the state’s minimum wage will increase from $8.15 to $8.30 per hour […]
October 10, 2017

US Department of Labor recovers more than $41K for the St. Paul-based Weinhagen Tire Co. Inc. 401(k) Plan

Date of Action: April 11, 2017 Type of Action: Consent order and judgment Names of Defendant: Michael E. WeinhagenWeinhagen Tire Co. Inc.Weinhagen Tire Co. Inc. 401(k) […]
October 10, 2017

New fiduciary rule guidance from US Labor Department

WASHINGTON – Fiduciary rule guidance for financial advisors, retirement plan sponsors, and individual workers and retirees has been published on the U.S. Labor Department’s website. This […]
October 9, 2017

US Labor Department, PBGC partnership recovers almost $1.5M for participants in two Chicago-based pension benefit plans

CHICAGO – A partnership between the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation has recovered almost $1.5 million for […]
October 9, 2017

Court orders Florida manufacturer to repay profit-sharing plan

Type of Action: Consent order and judgement Names of Defendants: Andrea Lynn McCarthyLisa HallTruss Systems LLCTruss Systems LLC Profit Sharing Plan Allegations: The U.S. Secretary of […]
October 8, 2017

US Labor Department to publish Request for Information on fiduciary rule

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has published a Request for Information related to the fiduciary rule. The RFI is an opportunity for the public […]
October 8, 2017

Arkansas man sentenced to 12 years in prison for defrauding investors

FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS – A fraud investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration, the FBI, and the Department of Health and Human […]
October 7, 2017

Ohio man sentenced to 180 months in prison for $70M Ponzi scheme

DAYTON – A multi-agency federal and state investigation has led to the guilty plea and imprisonment of Ohio businessman William M. Apostelos, who orchestrated a Ponzi […]
October 7, 2017

Court orders trustee to repay profit-sharing plan of Tennessee construction equipment company

Type of Action: Consent order and judgement Names of Defendants: Ditch Witch Equipment of Tennessee Inc.Aubrey Needham Allegations: Based on an investigation conducted by the Employee Benefits Security […]
October 6, 2017

Manager of health care network to reimburse plans for fees

NEW YORK – The U.S. Department of Labor and a third-party administrator that provides employee health benefit plans with access to a network of doctors, hospitals […]
October 6, 2017

Court Orders $5M to Be Restored to Employee Stock Ownership Plan

NEW YORK, NY – The U.S. Department of Labor has reached an agreement with the owner of a Manhattan laser surgery center to pay $5 million […]
July 27, 2018

Trust Equation

Dan Riordan, ThinkHR COO, explains why trust is one of the most important qualities of workplace culture and how employers can nurture it. We are currently […]
July 30, 2018

Oklahoma Employment Law Update – July 2018

July 30th, 2018 Medicinal Marijuana Legalized On June 26, 2018, Oklahoma voters passed State Question 788 legalizing the licensed cultivation, use, and possession of marijuana for […]
July 30, 2018

North Carolina Employment Law Update – July 2018

July 30th, 2018 Certificate of Relief for Criminal Convictions On June 25, 2018, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed legislation (H.B. 774) requiring persons granted a […]
July 30, 2018

New Jersey Employment Law Update – July 2018

July 30th, 2018 Updated Withholding Allowance Certificate With a revision date of July 2018, the New Jersey Division of Taxation released an updated Employee Withholding Allowance […]