The Role of HIPAA Laws for Employers & HR

Workology

The Role of HIPAA Laws in Human Resources. When it comes to topics of privacy especially concerning employee healthcare benefits, HIPAA is one of the most misunderstood and miscommunicated for employers and employees. HIPAA is nebulous and in combination with any employer healthcare plan it creates a great deal of confusion and frustration for managers, HR and employees. What is HIPAA? The HIPAA Privacy Rule as outlined by the U.S.

Assessments, Policies, and Training Are Key to HIPAA Compliance

HR Daily Advisor

The keys for plan sponsors to avoid penalties under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as well as other liability that may come with data breaches, were discussed by HIPAA experts in a recent webinar. Periodic risk assessments, updated policies and procedures, and ongoing training are critical to HIPAA compliance, said Kathryn Bakich, senior vice president at Segal Consulting. Minimizing HIPAA Privacy Liability.

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Online Courses to Better Yourself as an HR Professional

GattiHR

Free Online Courses to Better Yourself as an HR Professional. At GattiHR, we watch the careers of HR professionals grow and evolve across industries and businesses. View the Course Here. The ability to balance both equally is a skill that requires knowledge and practice.

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Are Your Employment Law Policies in Compliance?

HR Counselor's Corner

Performing the assessment will not only help you measure risk and legal compliance, but also identify areas in need of process improvements – all of which could threaten the continued success of your business. . Employees are properly classified as Exempt or Non-Exempt from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Child Labor laws are implemented for workers under the age of 18.

7 Modules Your Compliance Training Resources Must Include

Kitaboo

Compliance training is usually a part of every employee’s initial training process. Compliance training resources and modules generally consist of a long list of code of conduct which includes topics such as anti-harassment, bribery, FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practice Act), protection of company data, client interactions, usage of company property and data security, etc. Are your Compliance Training Resources Effective? How to Deliver Compliance Training?

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7 Modules Your Compliance Training Resources Must Include

Kitaboo

Compliance training is usually a part of every employee’s initial training process. Are your Compliance Training Resources Effective? Earlier, in-house training specialists used to undertake the task of delivering training or companies would hire a professional trainer to deliver compliance training. Employees quickly glance through them and go for the start test button. How to Deliver Compliance Training? HIPAA.

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Workplace wellness programs: Worth the investment?

Insperity

The benefits of helping employees achieve better health can seem nebulous, and much of the research following such programs doesn’t show a profoundly positive return on investment. Before you launch a new program or redesign an existing employee health management initiative at your company, here’s what you need to know. Research over the years has offered conflicting reports on whether wellness programs actually reduce insurance and workers’ compensation claims.

Responsibilities of the DOL

HR Daily Advisor

Established in 1913, the Department of Labor (DOL) has legal responsibility over matters related to employment. On their website today, they state their mission [i] : “To foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.”. These laws affect millions of workers throughout the country.

What You Can Do When HR Doesn’t Listen – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

That being said, human resources is often the “go-to” place for employees and they need to feel comfortable coming to HR. When HR met with me, they never listened to my side of the story. ” because the other employee has anxiety. I feel targeted and can’t turn to HR because they didn’t listen or care during the first interaction. Like the reader mentioned in their note, we’re only hearing one side of the story. I’m not naïve.

2019’S TOP HR ISSUES

HR Workplace Services

employers – HRWS maintains a bird’s eye view of the Country’s most pressing business issues. We developed the “HRWS 5” to highlight and give some perspective on the most pressing HR topics that challenged U.S. THE HRWS 5. Bonus” Topic: Rise of the Lawyers.

What Should Small Businesses Know About Data Security?

Zenefits

In 2020, almost a third of data breaches — or 28% — impacted small businesses, according to the 2020 Verizon Data Breach Investigations report. . The United States Small Business Association reports 88% of SBOs feel vulnerable to cyberattacks. HIPAA violations max out at $1.5

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Recordkeeping: What you must keep – and for how long

HR Morning

The trouble with recordkeeping at a lot of companies: You don’t know how complete your records are until you get involved in litigation or an audit. That’s why it’s essential to know — before you find yourself in some kind of legal dispute — what documents you need to hold onto and what you can trash without putting your company at risk. That’s sound advice — if you’ve got the storage and personnel to keep track of all those docs for that long. Compensation.

A return-to-work process after an extended employee absence

Insperity

The return to work can be a significant transition for your employees who have been out of the office for weeks to months. You’ll have to help them reacclimate to the workplace as smoothly and quickly as possible. Overview of the return-to-work process.

It?s Time to Analyze Benefits Management

Aberdeen HCM Essentials

Benefits management is no longer a stodgy extension of compensation management. As employers toil away to determine how employees are compensated for their work, benefits have become their own industry in need of their own management strategy. Advocating for their workforce and the benefits they deserve is not only a drain of organizational resources, but an exhausting battle. The picture painted here is bleak, I won’t lie.

HR services for small business

Tandem HR

Rarely do you find a business started for the sheer thrill of processing payroll or because hiring and firing people is a hobby. Nor does anyone start a business for the excitement they feel when complying with employment law. Small and mid-sized businesses can provide the HR their people need without wasting time or money by engaging with a Professional Employer Organization or PEO. This allows owners and executives to spend their valuable time growing the business.

The Real Impact of HR Technology on Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

Prism HR

In today’s competitive labor market and shifting trends in human capital management, the responsibilities resting on the shoulders of HR professionals in small and medium-sized businesses are no easy feat. Before anything else, let’s address what could possibly be an elephant in the room. “HR The use of HR technology is size-agnostic. They are competing with each other for a limited talent pool, and they have to get creative in the way they source.

Why Security Should be Top-of-Mind for HCM in ERP Cloud Systems

InfinityHR

Massive data breaches are the real deal. Home Depot , Equifax and Yahoo have all experienced these ruptures due to poor security setup, mismanagement in the monitoring process and by overlooking the very threats that took them down. If you haven’t thought about how your organization protects it’s most important ERP cloud data, specifically, the HCM side of it, now would be a good time to do so. Why you need to protect your HR data within the ERP cloud.

Plan Sponsor Groups Call on DOL to Withdraw Proposed Form 5500 Changes

HR Daily Advisor

Two major plan sponsor organizations urged the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to withdraw the revisions it proposed to the Form 5500 reporting requirements for group health and retirement plans. Further, we are concerned that many of the Proposed Revisions would require plan administrators, under penalty of perjury, to answer questions for which they do not have readily available information.”. The notice of proposed revision was published July 21 (81 Fed.

Consequences of Outdated Employee Benefits Systems

Zenefits

Technology is making remarkable strides across the employee benefits landscape. A 2019-2020 survey found that the vast majority of organizations are utilizing a benefits application in some shape or form. Benefits administration is regarded as the most complex HR process.

How Co-Employment Relationships Benefit Businesses

Insperity

Business owners who outsource HR tasks via a co-employment relationship benefit from the following: Access to better health and retirement benefits. Such a scenario often means business owners can offer a wider range of benefits to workers at a much better price. Companies that enter into a co-employment relationship benefit from a decrease in the cost of employer payroll processing and related accounting costs. Workers’ compensation management.

Taking the Guess Work out of Your HR Decisions

Effortless HR

As I built the EffortlessHR platform – a Human Resource Information System – I kept being asked several questions: Why do I need to …. What this really told me was that most companies without a HR Department had no idea how the number of their employees impact which law/regulation they needed to follow and understand. Federal Income Tax Withholding – Employers must withhold and pay the federal government a set percentage of employee wages for the federal government.

WIRTW #410 (the “odd jobs” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

What is the oddest job in America? It might be the folks who blur to the naughty bits on Discovery Channel’s Naked and Afraid. From The Seattle Times : “This is a totally weird work environment,” said Shaun O’Steen, the 45-year-old leader of the team, which calls itself the Blur Man Group. “I What We Can Learn From the U.S. via Suzanne Lucas, the Evil HR Lady, at Inc.

The Ultimate Guide to Data Breach Laws By State

Embroker

the business that is attacked and other partners and clients whose data might also have been compromised in the. the reputation of your brand as well. The same can be said for businesses when choosing partnerships. by a data breach occurred in 2015, when the Federal Communications. Commission (FCC) hit AT&T with a $25 million fine for a data breach that exposed their users’ personal information. When the information is no longer needed, they must.

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Which Employer Mandates Are on Trump’s Chopping Block?

HR Daily Advisor

Employers can expect some relief from federal requirements under the Trump administration, especially those put in place under President Obama. New pay reporting requirements and the overtime rules almost certainly are doomed, as are new requirements for contractors, attorneys from Fortney & Scott predicted during a recent webinar. Republicans’ 52–48 position in the Senate also bodes well for Trump’s nominees. Puzder’s reach also may go beyond the U.S.

WIRTW #453 (the “Oxford comma” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Who knew that the l’il ol’ Oxford comma was so controversial? I would have never dreamed that yesterday’s post on the importance of its omission in a wage/statute would generate so much feedback, or that people feel so passionately about its use or non-use. To gauge exactly how you feel about the Oxford comma, I’ve designed a quick, one-question survey. Take a moment, and click “yes” or “no” on whether one should use the Oxford comma when writing.