TRICARE
Blog , Ask the Experts

Ask the Experts: Coordinating Health Benefits with Military Coverage

Question: We recently hired an employee who has health coverage through the military (TRICARE). Our company provides a group major medical plan along with a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA). How will our benefits coordinate with TRICARE? Answer: TRICARE offers several different health service and coverage programs. For active-duty servicemembers (ADSMs), TRICARE Prime is their primary and... Read more ›

Federal Employment Law Update
Employment Law Update , Blog

Federal Employment Law Update – February 2019

EEO-1 Survey Opening Postponed The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that due to the recent partial lapse in appropriations, the opening of the EEO-1 has been postponed until early March 2019. The deadline to submit EEO-1 data will be extended to May 31, 2019. Details and instructions for the 2018 EEO-1 Report filers will be... Read more ›

California
Employment Law Update , Blog

California Employment Law Update – February 2019

Agricultural Workers and Required Overtime Compensation On January 1, 2019, the California Industrial Welfare Commission released an updated Wage Order No. 14-2001 (IWC No. 14-2001) regulating the wages, hours, and working conditions of employees in agricultural occupations. Under IWC No. 14-2001, employers of more than 25 employees in agricultural occupations must comply with the following... Read more ›

Massachusetts
Blog , Employment Law Update

Massachusetts Employment Law Update – February 2019

Paid Family and Medical Leave Draft Regulations On January 23, 2019, the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave released draft regulations for the state’s Paid Family and Medical Leave that was enacted June 20, 2018. The law does not take effect until January 1, 2021 and these drafts are for public input only. The... Read more ›

Michigan
Blog , Employment Law Update

Michigan Employment Law Update – February 2019

Posters Updated In January 2019, the following new mandatory posters were released by the Michigan Wage and Hour Division: Minimum Wage and Overtime General Requirements The state’s minimum wage remained at $9.25 on January 1, 2019 but increases to $9.45 effective March 29, 2019. Paid Medical Leave Act General Requirements Effective March 29, 2019, covered... Read more ›

New Jersey
Blog , Employment Law Update

New Jersey Employment Law Update – February 2019

Minimum Wage Increases On February 4, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation (A.B. 15) that incrementally raises the state’s hourly minimum wage. Per the Governor’s press release, the current minimum wage in New Jersey is $8.85 per hour. Under the new law, the base minimum wage for New Jersey workers will increase to... Read more ›