ThinkHR Crunch
 
July 2018
 
 
Law Alerts
 
 
Ask the Experts
 
Question: May we add an arbitration clause prohibiting class action lawsuits to our employment contracts?

Answer:  Yes. Until recently, courts were split on the issue. However, in its May 2018 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ended the split, overruled the NLRB, and held that arbitration agreements providing for individualized proceedings (thus banning class actions) are enforceable.
 
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HR Hot Topics
 
Rules and regulations
Association Health Plans

The DOL released its Final Rule on Association Health Plans (AHPs), making them available to a more small businesses. We answer questions about this alternative to standard ACA-compliant small group policies.

Janus
Janus the Two-Faced God

SCOTUS closed out its term with a decision in Janus v. AFSCME altering a 40-year precedent and overturning more than 20 states’ laws. We explain the ruling and what it means for public-sector workers and union functionality.

 
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Focus On: White Papers and Charts
 

Did you know that Comply includes a library of more than two dozen helpful white papers and charts? All are regularly updated to include the latest information. In Comply, navigate to the Resources tab, then select Tools and click White Papers to get downloadable PDF documents on a range of informative issues. White papers and charts cover topics including the Affordable Care Act, minimum wages, paid sick leave, a range of safety topics, and everything in between.


 
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Webinar World
Top 5 Steps to Mitigate Workplace Sex Discrimination and Harassment

July 10, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time

 
Laura Kerekes

Laura Kerekes, SPHR and SHRM-SCP, ThinkHR chief knowledge officer

Sexual harassment remains a hot topic following a series of high-profile public accusations against individuals that led to the #MeToo movement. Piggybacking on #MeToo, intense scrutiny on harassment helped open the door for the #TimesUp movement highlighting workplace sex discrimination.

The cascading effect across industries has caused employers to ask what they can do to make sure they aren’t in tomorrow’s headlines. Join the ThinkHR team as they reveal the costliest mistakes companies can make when it comes to sex discrimination and harassment, and what management can do to reduce the risk of making those mistakes.
 
 
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