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Reminder: Health Plan PCORI Fees Are Due July 31

Employers that self-insured any group health plans in 2018, including health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), are responsible for determining whether the annual PCORI fee applies to their plan. If so, use Form 720 to calculate, report, and pay the fee by July 31, 2019. PCORI stands for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Federal law imposes a... Read more ›

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July 4th Weekend Employment Law 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 of this week’s employment law news with this Independence Day weekend quiz. Happy holiday weekend! We will go out with a bang. How much do you know about employment law... Read more ›

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Ask the Experts: Overtime and Paid Time Off

Question: Should we include holidays, PTO, vacation, or other leave taken during the workweek in calculating overtime premium pay under FLSA rules? Answer: No. Because holiday, PTO, and vacation hours are not actually hours worked they do not count towards overtime pay. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), an employer who requires or permits... Read more ›

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5 Ways to Advance Your Company Culture

How to instill your core values into new hires and grow it in your existing employees In today’s highly competitive talent marketplace, employers are searching for ways to reduce employee turnover, raise employee engagement, and maximize return on human capital investment. Building and fostering an aligned and purposeful workforce is a sure way to optimize,... Read more ›

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Top 10 Reading List — June 2019

At ThinkHR, knowledge makes us tick. Be in the know with 10 of the stories that caught our eye this month. Pride in the Workplace June is Pride Month, and as many brands and corporations fly the rainbow flag, it’s also a good time to take a look at how your company is supporting LGBTQ... Read more ›

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ThinkHR’s Take Your Dog to Work Day Best Practices

Tomorrow, June 23, is Take Your Dog to Work Day. For some businesses, like ThinkHR, dogs are always welcome. On any given day, we have two to three pups under desks, in meetings, and sometimes scampering across conference room tables. Even though we’re accustomed to our furry friends, we’ve put extra thought and planning into tomorrow’s event to ensure it goes smoothly. Read more ›