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The Top Five Holiday Pay Myths Debunked

May 20, 2015

With each holiday, the ThinkHR Live Hotline receives a number of questions about paying employees for the holiday. Federal wage and hour laws do not require employers to offer payment for time not worked, or a premium for hours worked which fall on a recognized holiday. These fringe benefits are offered at the employer’s discretion and governed ...
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IRS Announces HSA Limits for 2016

May 15, 2015

  On May 4, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Revenue Procedure 2015-30 announcing the annual inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) for calendar year 2016. An HSA is a tax-exempt medical savings account employees can use to pay for qualified medical expenses.To be eligible for an HSA, an ...

Washington Employment Law Update – May 2015

May 21, 2015

Mandated Health Benefits – Telemedicine On April 17, 2015, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed legislation (S.B. 5175) regarding mandated group health plan coverage for telemedicine and store and forward technology.Effective for plans issued or renewed on or after January 1, 2017, a group health care plan must reimburse health care ...

Virginia Employment Law Update – May 2015

May 21, 2015

Mandated Health Benefits – Mental Health and Substance Abuse Benefits On March 26, 2015, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed legislation (H.B. 1747) regarding mandated insurance coverage for mental health and substance abuse benefits. Among other things, the law:Conforms certain requirements regarding coverage for mental health and ...

New York Employment Law Update – May 2015

May 21, 2015

NYC – Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act On May 6, 2015, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act NYC (Int. 0261-2014). The law amends the city’s Human Rights Law to make it an unlawful discriminatory practice for an employer to use an individual’s consumer credit history ...

New Hampshire Employment Law Update – May 2015

May 21, 2015

Minimum Wage for Persons with Disabilities On May 7, 2015, New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan approved legislation (S.B. 47) that prohibits employers from employing individuals with disabilities at an hourly rate lower than the federal minimum wage. The bill provides exceptions for practical experience or training programs and family ...

Montana Employment Law Update – May 2015

May 21, 2015

Employment Protections for National Guard Members On April 29, 2015, Montana Governor Steve Bullock signed legislation (S.B. 195) amending state law regarding employment protections for Montana National Guard members. The law expands coverage of the employment protections to National Guard members from others states who are employed in ...

Michigan Employment Law Update – May 2015

May 21, 2015

Deductions from Wages – Default Judgements On April 15, 2015, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation that allows an employer to deduct amounts from the wages of an employee without the employee’s written consent if the employer paid any part of an employee’s debt under a default judgment, provided all of the following conditions ...

Iowa Employment Law Update – May 2015

May 21, 2015

Child Labor and Migrant Labor Permits On May 7, 2015, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad approved legislation (H.F. 397) amending state law regarding child labor and migrant labor permits.Among other things, the bill provides that:A person over 10 and under 16 years of age cannot be employed, with or without compensation, in street occupations ...

Indiana Employment Law Update – May 2015

May 21, 2015

Prevailing Wage Repealed On May 6, 2015, Indiana Governor Mike Pence approved legislation (H.B. 1019) that repeals Indiana Code § 5-16-7, “Wage Scale of Contractors’ and Subcontractors’ Employees.”The law goes into effect on July 1, 2015; however, the law will continue to apply to any public works contracts awarded before July 1, ...

Hawaii Employment Law Update – May 2015

May 21, 2015

Electronic Smoking Devices On April 23, 2015, Hawaii Governor David Ige approved legislation (H.B. 940) that prohibits the use of electronic smoking devices in places where smoking is currently prohibited. Electronic smoking device means any electronic product that can be used to aerosolize and deliver nicotine or other substances to the person ...

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