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November 2018
Employment Law Alerts
New state and federal legislation and regulation
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Ask the Experts

Question: Can we require our employees to get flu shots?

Answer: While there is no law that prohibits employers from mandating flu shots — and in some states, the law requires all healthcare workers to get flu shots — you should carefully determine if the benefits to your business outweigh the risks. There has been a rise in litigation brought by employees who object to this requirement for medical, religious, or personal reasons.

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HR Hot Topics
I Voted Sticker
Are You Ready for Election Day?

Election Day is next Tuesday, November 6. Do you know what provisions, if any, you must make to accommodate your employees’ rights to vote? Time off for voting is not a federal requirement; however, 30 states have voting laws impacting the workplace.

Tax Surprises
Avoid Tax Time Surprises

It’s a good idea to check your payroll withholding every year, but it is particularly important this year due to the big changes Congress made to the federal tax rules for 2018. Help your employees avoid being surprised next spring when they prepare their 2018 returns.

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Focus On: Risk and Safety

OSHA just released its preliminary top 10 list of cited safety violations for the fiscal year. This list serves as a cautionary reminder to employers to address high-risk safety concerns in their workplaces. Let ThinkHR help you prevent employee injuries and illnesses with resources including:

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On-demand Webinar Library
Webinar library
Did you know that as a ThinkHR customer, you have access to a library of 20 on-demand webinars on topics from compliance to HR best practices to mitigating risks? The webinars run 60 minutes each and feature engaging speakers and content you can use today. Please note that webinars watched on demand are not eligible for SHRM or HRCI credit.
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Why You Need a Living Handbook
Policy manual

At ThinkHR, we’re passionate about people risk management and we believe the essential artifact for managing people risks is your employee handbook. A living handbook will communicate descriptions of culture, standards of behavior, and compliance essentials to every employee. A living handbook will also tell you when legislative changes make updates necessary, so you can proactively mitigate risks in your workplace.

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