Are Your Employment Law Policies in Compliance?

HR Counselor's Corner

Employment and labor laws are constantly changing and evolving. Are you confident you’re in compliance? Completing an HR Assessment can ensure legal compliance with federal and state employment laws, regulations and HR best practices. 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. .

HR Compliance: What is HR’s Role in Ensuring Compliance

Netchex HR Blog

HR compliance is critical for both small and large businesses. HR must help their companies stay up-to-date on all local and federal laws and regulations, as well as industry standards and best business practices. By creating and following internal guidelines centered around compliance, HR can ensure the organization is safe from audits, fines, lawsuits, and other negative impacts to the business. What is HR compliance? What is HR’s role in compliance?

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

The Complete HR Compliance Glossary

Zenefits

Depending on your background, compliance can be one of those words that sends shivers of terror down your spine. Below you’ll find a glossary of several HR-related terms that are used when anyone is talking about HR compliance. This regulation is managed through the HHS.

Compliance Checklist: Federal Employment Laws You Need To Know At Every Stage Of Your Company’s Growth

Zenefits

With a fast-growing small business, compliance is just one of many things on your to-do list, behind hiring, improving operations, and fine-tuning your products. Here’s a quick checklist of some major federal laws you’ll need to tackle at different employee thresholds in your growth. Employers must properly classify and pay employees a corresponding minimum wage, while following overtime and child labor standards. Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) , via DoL.

NLRB judge strikes down termination based on HIPAA violation

Ohio Employer's Law

HIPAA. Five letters that strike fear into the heart of anyone that handles employee medical information. That is, anyone except an NLRB judge passing judgment on whether an employer was justified in firing a union-supporting employee for clear HIPAA violations. The judge concluded that the employee’s HIPAA violation did not strip her of the Act’s protection. HIPAA isn’t the only law that mandates the confidentiality of medical information.

Employer compliance must-do’s for every small business

Genesis HR Solutions

For a small business owner, employer compliance is just one of many things on a very long to-do list. However, compliance is no simple matter—keeping up with the latest federal and state business laws is much easier said than done. From COBRA and HIPAA to the ACA, it can be hard to navigate through the alphabet soup to ensure employer compliance with regulations. What is employer compliance?

The Final Two: South Dakota, Alabama Pass Breach Notification Laws

HR Daily Advisor

Every state in the Union now has some type of law in place requiring companies to notify affected individuals of a data breach involving their information. South Dakota and Alabama, the final holdouts, enacted such measures in March. Under the Alabama Data Breach Notification Act (SB 318), signed March 28 by Gov. The law also requires all of these covered entities to implement “reasonable security measures” to prevent such breaches. South Dakota Law.

Data 44

Plan Must Cover Room, Board for Residential Mental Health Treatment

HR Daily Advisor

Because a group health plan covered room and board expenses for stays at skilled nursing facilities, the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) required it to do so for residential mental health treatment facilities as well, a federal appeals court ruled in Danny P. The plan also covered mental health services, including licensed “residential treatment facilities” that deal with mental health disorders. After exhausting the plan’s administrative remedies, Danny P.

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 increased need for HR risk management tools

PeopleStrategy

Issues directly and indirectly caused by the COVID-19 pandemic made many aspects of running a business and managing employees significantly more complicated. Assess the risks for your business. HR leaders’ careful oversight is key to risk management now and in the long term.

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. Labor and Employment Specifics. EEO Law.

What to include in employee personnel files?

HR Digest

Keeping a record of an employees’ lifecycle documents of their employment journey within an organization has become a must due to the digitization of all decision-making. No personal commentary or sidenotes should make it to the file. 3) Determine who all can access the files.

The Source: Weekly Roundup – April 15th, 2019

PlanSource

Welcome to The Source, your one-stop-shop for the latest and greatest HR and benefits news. Start off your week on a high note with The Source! In this week's edition, we discuss important employment law updates that you should be watching, how to use social media for recruiting, the new trend of 'adulting' benefits and more! Get ‘The Source’ sent directly to your inbox! Alexa, can you spell HIPAA?

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. Processing payroll, benefits shopping, employee relations, and a host of other HR services for small business are obligations of employers, not options. This allows owners and executives to spend their valuable time growing the business.

Not Ready to Mandate the Vaccine? Here Are Some Alternatives that May Encourage It

HR Counselor's Corner

Since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave full approval to the Pfizer vaccine, many of our employers have been giving more thought to mandating vaccination of their employees. Examples of incentives are a bonus or extra paid time off. Time Off Will Be Unpaid.

Christina M. Reger: “5 things I wish someone told me when I first started”

Thrive Global

As a part of my series about “5 things I wish someone told me when I first became an attorney” I had the pleasure of interviewing Christina M. After years as partner at a boutique commercial litigation firm in Philadelphia, Tina left to create her own firm specializing in employment law.

7 Top HR Mistakes Companies Make

Insperity

It’s easy to ignore the human resources side of your business when things are flowing smoothly. Relations with employees can be enjoyable and fulfilling or time-consuming and terrifying, depending on the situation. Being proactive in the area of HR, recognizing and rectifying HR mistakes before they become serious problems, can save you countless headaches and protect your business against costly legal claims. Make sure you’re retaining the right records.

3 proven ways PEOs keep your business momentum going strong

Insperity

Having time to focus on the vital revenue-generating responsibilities of running your business can seem like a never ending challenge. It’s easy to get lost in the day-to-day administrative tasks that it takes to keep your business running and lose sight of your moneymaking initiatives. Here are three ways a PEO can help keep you from getting side-tracked and support you in making your business the best it can be. Help keep you in compliance. COBRA, HIPAA and ERISA).