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10 Stories That Caught Our Eye in June 2018

Are you having a hard time keeping up with the steady flow of news and information that affects your workplace? Let ThinkHR help! We’ve curated some of the stories from business, news, human resources, benefits, and risk management publications that caught our eye this June. Just Don’t Ask Job candidates are covered by the Civil... Read more ›

Paid Sick Leave
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Ask the Experts: State-specific Sick Leave

Q: We have employees in multiple states. What guidance can you provide on meeting state-specific regulations under one sick leave policy? A: As with other state-specific laws that differ from state to state, you may — as long as compliant in all states — offer a paid sick leave policy based on the most employee-generous... Read more ›

Rules and regulations
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The News about Association Health Plans

On June 19, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor released its Final Rule regarding Association Health Plans (AHPs). AHPs are not new, but they have not been widely available in the past and, in some cases, they have not been successful. The Final Rule is designed to make AHPs available to a greater number of... Read more ›

Federal Employment Law Update
Blog , Employment Law Update

Federal Employment Law Update – June 2018

NLRB: Guidance on Handbook Rules Post-Boeing On June 8, 2018, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel, Peter B. Robb, released a memorandum (GC 18-04) providing guidance to regional offices under the NLRB’s decision in Boeing. Per Boeing, the NLRB evaluates facially neutral handbook policies and work rules by a balancing test of impact versus... Read more ›

California
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California Employment Law Update – June 2018

California Hotel Workers Ergonomic Standard The Cal/OSHA Standards Board’s new standard (Cal. Code Regs. tit. 8, § 3345) for hotel housekeeping musculoskeletal injury prevention is effective July 1, 2018. This new standard, as part of the state’s mandatory Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) at Cal. Labor Code Ann. § 3203, requires each employer covered... Read more ›

Colorado
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Colorado Employment Law Update – June 2018

Working Families College Savings Act On May 29, 2018, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed legislation (H.B. 1217) creating a temporary income tax credit for income tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2019, but before January 1, 2022. Employers that make contributions to § 529 qualified state tuition program accounts owned by their employees... Read more ›