All Employee Medical Information Isn’t Protected by HIPAA

HR Bartender

Regardless of your political views, I think it’s safe to say that the U.S. I’m not here to tell anyone how they should feel about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). I thought the information was timely, so asked him if he would share his knowledge with us.

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.

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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. . Child Labor laws are implemented for workers under the age of 18.

7 Modules Your Compliance Training Resources Must Include

Kitaboo - Employee Training

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?

That time Justin Bieber’s “L’il Biebers” caused a sex discrimination lawsuit

Ohio Employer's Law

File this one under the category of I can’t make this stuff up. Apparently, Justin Bieber’s testicles are at the center of a recently filed sex discrimination lawsuit. On the day in question … Lombardo heard a rumor that Bieber was in for a sexually transmitted infection.

7 Modules Your Compliance Training Resources Must Include

Kitaboo - Employee Training

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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Talking about an employee’s medical condition

OmegaHR Solutions

My friend Jeff Nowak, a legal expert on FMLA, tells the story of an employee who took FMLA time for a genito-urinary tract condition. Naturally to take this time the employee had to complete paperwork regarding the condition. He was granted the time off. The lesson.

Employer compliance must-do’s for every small business

Genesis HR Solutions

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.

Why You Should Keep Track of Employee Training

Insperity

What can tracking your employees’ training do for your human resources strategy? It keeps your workers in compliance with state or industry regulations and puts them on track for advancement so that your business can stay current with prevailing trends and maintain a workforce that is engaged and ready for the future. Continuing education (CE) is required within many fields for workers to stay up-to-date on new technologies, skills and developments within the industry.

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People Analytics and AI in the Workplace: Four Dimensions of Trust

Analytics in HR

AI and People Analytics have taken off. As I’ve written about in the past , the workplace has become a highly instrumented place. While I know HR professionals take the job of ethics and safety seriously, I’d like to point out some ethical issues we need to consider.

4 Ways to Kill Employee Trust

HRExecutive

A wide range of tools and technologies now in use by HR organizations around the world are collecting volumes of employee-related data. In this article, I will lay out the four dimensions of trust that comprise the ethical and fair use of employee-related data and analytics.

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It’s the last thing you want to hear at your employee-client’s deposition

The Employer Handbook

Yesterday, at approximately 5:18 PM EDT, all of the associates at my law firm received the same email. “ You will learn something from him nearly every day of the week,” wrote my partner. How do you prove race discrimination? Plaintiff Linda Diane Cobb filed a race discrimination lawsuit against the State of Tennessee. For example… the two co-workers were allegedly allowed to switch desks whenever they wanted, but Ms.

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. Research over the years has offered conflicting reports on whether wellness programs actually reduce insurance and workers’ compensation claims. It can impact the way they interact with your customers. Help them get the most from your program by reminding them of its features and incentives.

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

Zenefits

Employers may only hire those who can legally work in the United States and must maintain up-to-date I-9 forms for all employees. Employers must withhold and pay the federal government a set percentage of employee wages for the federal government. Employers must withhold and pay the federal government a set percentage of employee wages for Social Security and Medicare. Employers must pay male and female employees the same wage for the same job.

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.

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. Do you know how the Fair Labor Standards Act affects you?

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. Here’s what else I read this week: Discrimination Does Talent Selection Tech Pose Discrimination Risks? — What We Can Learn From the U.S.

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. 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 #449 (the “do-over” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Whether you are left or right, blue or red, liberal or conservative, Democrat or Republican, it’s hard to argue that the first 28 days of POTUS 45 have been anything other than a dumpster fire. He nominated someone eminently qualified to run the Department of Labor.

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.