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The Trump Administration’s H-1B crackdown: What employers need to know

Apr 6, 2017
By Elizabeth Joiner, Jacksonville Office of Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP Both the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the U.S. Department of Justice issued public statements yesterday announcing the adoption of aggressive efforts to address purported discrimination against U.S. workers. Specifically, effective immediately, the USCIS and the DOJ…
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From the Hotline: FMLA Coverage, Temporary Employees and Employee Count

Aug 12, 2014
Question: Do temporary employees hired through an agency apply when counting to determine if an employer is covered under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? Answer: Temporary agencies and client companies can be considered joint employers when determining whether an employer has 50 or more employees for the purpose…
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Ask the Experts: Investigating Harassment

Feb 11, 2020
Question: During an exit interview, a departing employee accused one of our managers of harassment. Should we investigate even though the accuser is no longer employed here? The manager has been with us for a long time, and we’ve never heard any complaints about them before. Your client’s #employee brings…
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Puff, Puff, or Pass: The Truth About Marijuana and the Workplace

Dec 4, 2019
Cannabis is inevitably going to impact the workplace. There’s no shortage of speculation about what legalization will look like in regards to the office, but how will the new laws specifically impact your clients’ organizations? Changes are occurring rapidly within all legislative bodies; medical marijuana is now legal in 33…
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How Employers Can Address Mental Health in the Workplace

Feb 10, 2020
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than half the people in the United States will be diagnosed with a mental illness at some point in their lives, and one in five Americans will experience a mental illness in a given year. It’s therefore not surprising that…
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Broker Perspective: Success and Retention with Benefits Compliance Suite

Aug 4, 2016
With ThinkHR Benefit Compliance Suite our broker partners are not only more confident about fulfilling their clients’ compliance needs, they're winning new business. A large regional broker in Pennsylvania is finding value in providing benefits plan documents to their clients. “We want to make sure our clients are 100% compliant,…
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Ask the Advisor: How Do I Make a Telecommuting Policy?

Apr 14, 2020
Although some employers will be comfortable sending everyone home with their laptop and saying, go forth and be productive, most will want to be a little more specific. A good telecommuting policy will generally address productivity standards, hours of work, how and when employees should be in contact with their…
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Best Practices to Ensure Sexual Harassment Law Compliance and a Safe Work Environment

Jan 29, 2018
The volume of public allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault, fueled by high-profile women honored as Time magazine’s 2017 Person of the Year—The Silence Breakers—and individual social media posts (#MeToo), continues to ripple through businesses, our government and our society. The impact of these revelations has prompted forced resignations,…
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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 – June 9, 2017

Jun 22, 2017
Fiduciary Rule Takes Effect On June 9, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) fiduciary rule takes effect. The rule requires retirement plan advisors to recommend investments that are in a plan participants’ best interest regardless of fees or commissions. It also expands the definition of an investment advice fiduciary…
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About ThinkHR

Mar 27, 2019
About Us We help businesses manage risk before, during, and after it is exposed. Over 3.7 million issues dealt with and counting! We invented the PeopleRisk Management Solution ThinkHR combines the best in live advisor expertise with innovative technology and comprehensive and instructional content to help organizations address all potential…
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