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What We’re Reading — May 2019

At ThinkHR, knowledge makes us tick, so we keep up with the latest people risk management news and information and share it with you. Check out 10 of the stories that jumped out at us this month. DOL Issues Guidance on Gig Workers The U.S. Department of Labor ruled that workers for one gig economy... Read more ›

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Ask the Experts: Uncashed Claim Checks

Question: Our company’s group medical plan is self-funded (uninsured). What is our responsibility when we pay a claim but the payee never cashes it? We cannot locate the payee. Do we have to escheat the money to the state? Answer: Various states have “unclaimed property laws” which may lead to amounts from uncashed checks escheating... Read more ›

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“Moms in the Workplace” Quiz!

Robin Shea, partner with leading national labor and employment law firm (and ThinkHR strategic employment law partner) Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, tests your knowledge with this Mother’s Day quiz. Happy Mother’s Day weekend! How much do you know about moms in the workplace? Take our quiz and find out! As always, the answers appear... Read more ›

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Ask the Experts: Self-identification for the EEO-1 Report

Question: What is the best way for an employer to collect race, ethnic, and gender information for the EEO-1 report? Answer: Self-identification is the preferred method for gathering race and ethnicity information for the EEO-1 report. As an employer, you are required to ask employees to self-identify; however, employees are not required to provide this... Read more ›

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Federal Employment Law Update — May 2019

EEO-1 and Pay Data On May 3, 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced the collection of calendar year 2017 and 2018 pay data (EEO-1 Component 2) from EEO-1 filers by September 30, 2019. The EEOC expects to begin collecting EEO-1 Component 2 data for calendar years 2017 and 2018 in mid-July 2019, and will notify... Read more ›

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Arkansas Employment Law Update — May 2019

Empower Independent Contractors Act of 2019 On April 16, 2019, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed legislation (H.B. 1850) enacting the Empower Independent Contractors Act of 2019. Under the act, an employer or agency must use the IRS 20-factor test (listed below) in determining the employment status of an individual. Employment status is the status of... Read more ›