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HR Insights

The Employment Law Issue

Wage and Hour

What Should Employers Do About Overtime Now? Ask the Wage-Hour Lawyers.

The injunction that blocked the federal overtime regulations from going into effect on December 1st has left employers, human resources professionals, and workers in limbo. In Q&A format, three lawyers and experts on wage and hour laws discuss what this means for employers right now and within the context of the incoming administration.

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New Year, New President, New HR Challenges: Get Ready for 2017

President-elect Trump’s agenda for employment law is still being formulated, but one thing is certain: change is coming, and it will most likely be beneficial for business. Business managers and HR practitioners need to be ready, and we can help. Join the ThinkHR team as we explore the practical impacts employers need to know now on key topics such as ACA, paid family leave, and more. 

This webinar offers 1 HRCI and SHRM-approved credit.



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It’s Time Again to File Forms 1094-C and 1095-C

ThinkHR’s senior benefits advisor Bethany Lopusnak returns with insights and guidance into getting ready to complete the 2016 “C Forms” (1094-C and 1095-C) that must be filed in early 2017 by applicable large employers (ALEs) documenting benefits coverage offers extended during 2016. Bethany provides a refresher of the rules, covers the new items, and answers the most common questions employers have about Forms 1094-C and 1095-C.

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Keeping Your Holiday Parties Merry

You know how to handle the fun part of the party but how do you throw a company holiday party without legal or compliance headaches? Robin Shea, partner at Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, and author of the popular Employment & Labor Insider, shares her experiences and provide tips for reducing your risks and keeping your parties merry.

5 Employment Laws that Could Disappear Under Trump

Employment Law

While pundits speculate about the Affordable Care Act and what will and will not happen to it come January, here’s a reminder that the ACA isn’t the only regulation that faces an uncertain future under a Trump administration. 

Get Trained: Wage and Hour Awareness for Managers

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

With upcoming changes in minimum wage and the recent focus on overtime changes, it’s a good time to brush up on wage and hour regulations. Log in to your Workplace, select Learn, and find this course in the Compliance and Legal library.

Employment Law Alerts
The following jurisdictions have recently had changes to their employment laws and regulations:

Recruiting and Hiring

10 Dumb Rules that Make Your Best People Want to Quit

You’ve hired the best and now you want to keep them, right? If your rules crush employee creativity, they’ll move on. Here are 10 tips for keeping your top staff on board (hint: you hired them because they’re smart, so treat them that way!). 

Product Spotlight

In the Spotlight: Affordable Care Act Reporting

Filing Forms 1094-C and 1095-C doesn’t have to cause panic. Let our resources guide you through the process. Log in to your Workplace, select Comply, and navigate to Health Care Reform > ACA Reporting Forms (1094-C and 1095-C).

Ask the Experts

Question: For Form I-9 purposes, can we accept a new employee’s Social Security card that shows a maiden name rather than her married name? 

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