Benefits & Compensation News

The common HIPAA violation that could cost you $1.5M

The Department of Health & Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) thinks employees are being abused when it comes to confidential information and HIPAA security. The result: OCR is conducting audits like crazy. [Read more…]

Top 7 compliance challenges HR pros face in 2017

From wellness plans and ACA compliance to the DOL’s new OT regs, 2017 promises to be a challenging year for HR pros. [Read more…]

Is a self-sufficient HR department a thing of past?

Between ACA, ADA, FMLA and a host of other federal and state regs, some employers are coming to the stark realization that HR can’t do it all on its own.

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The ACA provision you don’t have to comply with

With at least 30 individual penalty triggers to worry about, some ACA compliance requirements are bound to take precedence over others. And there’s at least one ACA reg employers shouldn’t really worry about at all. [Read more…]

Is your health plan out of compliance? 4 areas to check ASAP

The sheer complexity of changing federal regs as well as the impact of recent landmark court rulings on benefits plans make assessing health-plan compliance a critical task that HR pros need to put at the top of their to-do list. [Read more…]

Feds are targeting these 3 common FMLA mistakes: Are you guilty of any?

We’ve got some inside information for HR pros on the DOL’s upcoming FMLA enforcement agenda. [Read more…]

Employee handbooks: NLRB updates what you can and can’t include

The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) General Counsel has released a massive report on employee handbooks (and other relevant policies), so HR pros should probably take a very close look at their own handbooks and compare those documents to the feds’ new guide. [Read more…]

5 critical benefits tasks to complete before 2015

HR pros are probably already looking ahead to 2015 and all of the compliance challenges the new year will no doubt bring. But there are a number of compliance tasks they need to take care of before the ball drops. [Read more…]

9 compliance changes in 2014 every HR pro must be ready for

With so many new rules kicking in at once, it’s easy for things to fall through the cracks — but HR pros can’t afford to let that happen. [Read more…]

DOL chastised for recent FMLA research

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the FMLA, the DOL surveyed employers on their experiences administering the law. The results were so ludicrous to members of the employment law community that attorneys have set out to refute the DOL’s findings with extreme prejudice. [Read more…]