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September 2, 2020

What is right for the employee must now be right for the business

What is right for the employee must now be right for the business. If anything, the pandemic has taught us that the two cannot exist separately […]
September 1, 2020

For leave requests under the FFCRA, can we require proof that the school or place of care is closed?

Question For leave requests under the FFCRA, can we require proof that the school or place of care is closed? Answer No. However, you can and […]
August 26, 2020

ThinkHR Sees Increased Urgency Around Handbooks

Handbook policies are increasingly being used by employers to respond to critical events in 2020. Most recently, we’ve seen an uptick in clients using ThinkHR’s Living […]
August 25, 2020

Reclassifying Employees as Part-time

Question Business has slowed and we’re cutting back the hours of some employees. Do I need to reclassify them as part-time if they’re working fewer than […]
August 24, 2020

Start Your DE&I with Unconscious Bias Training

More and more, small businesses are recognizing the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I), but many still need help figuring out where and how to […]
August 21, 2020

How to Tell Whether an Employee Is Exempt or Non-exempt

Exempt and non-exempt are classifications under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a federal law requiring that most employees receive at least minimum wage for each […]
August 20, 2020

Paying Employees When You Close for Inclement Weather

Question If our company closes due to inclement weather, are we required to pay employees? Can we require PTO use? Answer The answer depends on whether […]
August 17, 2020

Reducing an Employee’s Salary for the Day

Question A manager of ours, who is exempt, is taking a half day to attend a social event even though they’ve exhausted all of their paid […]
August 13, 2020

Back-to-School: Frequently Asked Questions about Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

With school already or soon-to-be back in session, employers have additional questions about leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. We’ve created an FAQ to […]
August 11, 2020

FFCRA Leave – Significant Rule Changes

By Kara Govro, JD, SPHR A federal court in New York recently struck down four federal Department of Labor rules related to the leaves provided by […]
August 10, 2020

Think Hr – New York Federal Court Strikes Down DOL FFCRA Rules.

FFCRA Leave – Significant Rule Changes A federal court in New York recently struck down four federal Department of Labor (DOL) rules related to the leaves […]
August 10, 2020

Presidential order defers employee social security taxes

Presidential order defers employee social security taxes On August 8 via executive order, President Trump has deferred the employee’s portion of Social Security taxes for many […]
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 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 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 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 […]