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EEOC Secures $505 Million for Victims in Fiscal Year 2018

Apr 18, 2019
On April 10, 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released detailed breakdowns for the 76,418 charges of workplace discrimination the agency received in fiscal year 2018. The comprehensive enforcement and litigation statistics for FY 2018, which ended September 30, 2018, are posted on the agency’s website, which also includes…
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Ask the Experts: Pay for Training

Sep 26, 2019
Question: Our employees are required to attend sexual harassment prevention training. Do we need to pay for their time at training? Answer: If an employer requires attendance at a training, then it generally must be paid. While this training may often be directed because of a state law, it is…
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What We’re Reading — January 2020

Feb 1, 2020
We’ve been spending the grey days of winter reading up on timely workplace topics. Here are some of the stories that came to our attention this month.   New Year, New Laws We welcomed the New Year with a flurry of new laws and regulations getting passed or taking effect.…
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Federal Employment Law Update – January 2017

Jan 16, 2017
EEOC Issues Q&As Regarding Wellness Program Notice Requirements The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has published questions and answers (Questions and Answers: Sample Notice for Employee Regarding Employer Wellness Programs) on the notice requirements for certain employers that provide wellness programs to their employees. Employers offering wellness programs that collect…
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Learn

Oct 29, 2020
Learn Ensure compliance, reduce risk, and drive engagement with ThinkHR’s training solution. More Significant Risks Center AroundAn Organization's People And offering a learning management system with powerful training contentprovides a key element to help businesses manage their people risk. An Extensive Course Library Current topics and compliance essentials for both…
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Compliance Requirements for a Remote Workforce

Dec 15, 2020
According to Gallup, the number of days employees are working remotely has doubled during the pandemic. Some companies are even considering making a remote work arrangement permanent. While there are no laws that exclusively apply to remote workplaces, remote work does come with additional compliance risks. Below is our general guidance…
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Ask the Experts: Racial Insensitivity

Aug 27, 2019
Question: One of our employees is accused of making a racially insensitive comment. How should we handle this? Answer: A racially insensitive comment could be considered harassment — and it would be unlawful harassment if putting up with such comments became a condition of continued employment (essentially, management was unwilling…
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Top 10 Policies You Need in Your Employee Handbook

Apr 18, 2018
Nestor Barrero, senior counsel at Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, a well-respected national employment law firm and legal partner to ThinkHR, summarizes 10 must-have policies for your employee handbook. At-will employment: You can destroy the at-will employment relationship through promises made in an employee handbook. Including this policy reinforces…
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Federal Employment Law Update – February 2017

Feb 27, 2017
CMS Extends “Grandmothered” Policies Another Year On February 23, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a welcome extension for individuals and small businesses who have certain, non-Affordable Care Act compliant policies. The extension applies to non-Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant coverage offered in the individual and small group…
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California Employment Law Update – September 15, 2016

Sep 26, 2016
Property Service Workers Protection Act On September 15, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the Property Service Workers Protection Act (A.B. 1978) which establishes various requirements for the janitorial industry. Among other things, the bill requires covered employers to: Effective immediately, keep certain records for three years. Effective July 1,…
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What We’re Reading — October 2019

Oct 26, 2019
Don’t be scared of the volume of people risk management news and information out there. The content experts at ThinkHR read it all so you don't have to. Here are 10 stories that caught our attention over the past month. Where FLMA and the ADA Meet The intersection of FMLA…
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Snow Day Reading List

Jan 23, 2019
What We’re Reading – January 2019 We scour the web for interesting and actionable HR news and information, so you don’t have to. Here are eight curated stories perfect for snow day reading. (Or, if you are in a part of the country not currently in the midst of a…
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