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September 26, 2017

Ask the Experts: Salary Nondisclosure Agreements

Question: We’d like to have employees sign a documented policy saying that they will not discuss their pay with current or past employees or with others […]
September 26, 2017

Federal Employment Law Update-September 2017

Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors On September 15, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor released the 2018 minimum wage rate for federal contractors as required by […]
September 15, 2017

U.S. Department of Labor Extends Hurricane Harvey Compliance Guidance and Relief to Employee Benefit Plans Impacted by Hurricane Irma

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor announced employee benefit plan compliance guidance and relief for victims of Hurricane Irma that parallels that which it already […]
August 31, 2017

U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Additional Extension Of Transition Rule Period for Fiduciary Rule Exemptions

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a proposed 18-month extension from January 1, 2018, to July 1, 2019, of the special transition period for the […]
March 1, 2017

US Labor Department proposes extension to fiduciary rule applicability date

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a proposed extension of the applicability dates of the fiduciary rule and related exemptions, including the Best […]
January 17, 2017

US Labor Department files lawsuit to recover employees’ contributions for participants in two Passages Hospice benefit plans

Date of Action: Jan. 17, 2017 Type of Action: Employee Retirement Income Security Act lawsuit Names of Defendants: Sandor Szajkovics Passages Hospice LLC Passages Hospice LLC […]
January 10, 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 […]
January 5, 2017

US Labor Department sues First Bankers Trust Services, Inc., Sonnax Industries, Inc. and its owners, to recover losses to Vermont ESOP

MONTPELIER, Vt. – The U.S. Department of Labor is suing the fiduciaries of a Vermont employee stock ownership plan for violations of the Employee Retirement Income […]
December 28, 2016

US Labor Department provides updated guidance on proxy voting by employee benefits plans

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration announced today updated guidance for plan fiduciaries with respect to proxy voting. Specifically, the agency […]
December 23, 2016

Suit seeks funds owed to retirement plan of Maryland company

Date of Action: Dec. 21, 2016 Type of Action: Complaint Name(s) of Defendant(s): Larry Porter, Susan Porter, SeaBoard Management LLC, SeaBoard Management Inc., and SeaBoard Management […]
December 19, 2016

New ERISA safe harbor for municipally sponsored IRAs

WASHINGTON – Increasing access to retirement savings opportunities is the surest way to help more of America’s workers secure their financial futures. Today, the U.S. Department […]
December 19, 2016

US Labor Department files lawsuit to appoint independent fiduciary to administer 401(k) plan after Los Angeles-area hotel ceased operations

Date of action: Dec. 15, 2016 Type of action: Complaint Name of defendants: Urban Hotels Inc., doing business as LAX Plaza Hotel Urban Hotels 401(k) Plan […]
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 […]