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What We’re Reading – February 2019 At ThinkHR, we love to share our knowledge of all things people risk management. One of the ways we do this is by curating timely human resources stories from across the web. Here are nine articles that caught our eye this month. 6 Statistics on Office Romance Despite #MeToo,... Read more ›

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You Can Reduce the Risk of Workplace Violence

On Friday, February 15, 2019, five employees of a manufacturer in Aurora, Illinois, were killed by an employee they were about to terminate as they met in a conference room. Among the victims were the human resources director and a young HR intern at his first day on the job. This is just the latest... Read more ›

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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 ›

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Federal Employment Law Update – February 2019

New DOL Guidance: Payment of Subminimum Wages Under FLSA On February 15, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) release three documents providing guidance on the payment of subminimum wages under § 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The first two are related to the impact of Rehabilitation Act (§ 511) and the... Read more ›

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California Employment Law Update – February 2019

Payroll Processors and Paycheck Errors On February 7, 2019, California Supreme Court decision in Goonewardene v. ADP, LLC, Cal. (No. S238941) found that an independent payroll service provider (payroll company) may not be held liable by employees for paycheck errors. This case presented the question of whether, when an employer hires a payroll company to take... Read more ›

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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 ›