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). Meanwhile, I received the Foley & Lardner LLP newsletter and it included an article from our friend Mark Neuberger on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). I thought the information was timely, so asked him if he would share his knowledge with us.

HR and Employer Considerations in a Post-Roe v. Wade Workplace

Netchex HR Blog

In a controversial decision earlier this month, the U.S. For almost 50 years, the landmark ruling protected a pregnant woman’s liberty to choose to have an abortion. . With the recent Dobbs v. READ: HR Tips for Handling Politics Inside (and Outside) of the Office.

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How You Can Use Data to Improve Corporate Wellness

Kazoo

How You Can Use Data to Improve Corporate Wellness. Corporate wellness accounts for the wellbeing of every employee through various health and wellness initiatives. Introduction to Corporate Wellness. It is one thing for a company to offer a wellness program.

How You Can Use Data to Improve Corporate Wellness

Kazoo

How You Can Use Data to Improve Corporate Wellness. Corporate wellness accounts for the wellbeing of every employee through various health and wellness initiatives. Introduction to Corporate Wellness. It is one thing for a company to offer a wellness program.

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

What’s in it for companies that devote time and money to workplace wellness programs? 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. Still, employee wellness programs remain popular with businesses and employees alike. Why devote resources to workplace wellness? It can impact the way they interact with your customers.

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

Netchex HR Blog

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. Learn more about HR compliance and discover the important role HR plays in overall compliance for your organization.

Top 5 Compliance Concerns for Remote Employees

Tandem HR

After you’ve determined which roles are eligible for flexible work arrangements, consider the impact of federal, state, and local laws to protect your company against litigation or fines. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protects health information.

The Essential Features of Benefits Administration Software

Netchex HR Blog

Your employees need options to be able to sign up for the benefits they prefer (especially when there’s an employee contribution), and your company needs to ensure accuracy, efficiency, and compliance. LEARN: What is Benefits Administration and How Can HR Technology Make it Easier?

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. Employer compliance means following the laws and regulations that are required to govern business. Check out this employer HIPAA compliance checklist to ensure compliance.).

“Establish a security program”, With Jason Remillard and Stuart Lerner

Thrive Global

Encrypt everything so that in the event your data is stolen, it can’t be read. Since users are the weakest link in the information security chain, phishing tests are extremely important. I played many sports growing up and learned the importance of teamwork at an early age.

White Paper: OSHA Vaccine Mandate

Affinity HR Group

On November 6, 2021, the 5th US Court of Appeals issued an injunction based on a legal challenge filed in its courts. ” Therefore, OSHA has currently suspended such activities while this and several other legal challenges work their way through the various court systems. Notice.

Asian-American Entrepreneurs Facing Hate – “Break the silence.” An interview with Jeanie Chang.

Thrive Global

Today I had the opportunity to interview Jeanie Y. Chang is the founder of her own interdisciplinary practice, Your Change Provider, PLLC ® , which promotes healthy emotionality through the intersectionalities of identity, mindfulness, resilience, and mental health. Can you tell us a bit more about the kind of work you do? The nature of my work is a challenge in itself! There’s definitely more discrimination and I hear it directly from my Asian American clients.

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. In the early days of HR analytics, companies captured employee data to measure span of control, the distribution of performance ratings, succession pipeline, and other talent-related topics. 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.

my boss wants to check in with my doctor, employer wants to hear our worst lockdown moments, and more

Ask a Manager

I recently reported to my managers that I am fighting through a rather difficult health issue that is slightly stigmatized in mainstream culture, due to not being understood well. It is slightly sensitive to the profession in which I work, but is a valid health condition.

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.

HR Tech Weekly: Episode #266: Stacey Harris and John Sumser

HR Examiner

Topics: John and Stacey discuss how the coronavirus pandemic is reshaping working norms, Ascentis Announces Touch-Free Time Clocks with Temperature Reading Capabilities, and Cornerstone OnDemand taps former Saba chief Phil Saunders to serve as new CEO of combined company.

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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.

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. As we bring in more and more data-collecting technology into the HR function, data privacy must be an area of focus for HR leaders. The sister of privacy is security.

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Top 6 Hidden HR Compliance Requirements for OSHA’s New Vaccine Mandate ETS

Ascentis

When OSHA published the new Vaccine Mandate Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) in the Federal Register on November 5, 2021 – all 490 pages of it – the broad strokes of compliance were as expected and previously announced by President Biden.

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.

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.

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?

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 #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. It culminated over the past 48 hours with Trump’s bizarre press conference , and withdrawal of his nominee for Labor Secretary, Andy Puzder. He nominated someone eminently qualified to run the Department of Labor. Alexander Acosta will become the next Secretary of Labor.

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.

HR Tech Weekly: Episode #271: Stacey Harris and John Sumser

HR Examiner

Topics: The Supreme Court says federal law protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination and 20/20 GeneSystems to Make Available Newly FDA Authorized COVID-19 Antibody Tests to U.S. Supreme Court says federal law protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination Link ».

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