Know about discriminatory practices to avoid. Federal employment discrimination law does not prohibit employers from requesting or obtaining criminal history information about applicants and employees. However, an employer’s use of such information could result in a claim of discrimination.
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For many employers, performance evaluations have become obsolete and for others they still exist, but only as a small part of a much grander process. Unfortunately, the annual performance evaluation by itself seldom provides any benefit, is often dreaded by managers and employees alike, and can be incredibly time consuming.
HIPAA rules require group health plans to provide special enrollment opportunities to certain employees, dependents, and COBRA qualified beneficiaries. Being aware of special enrollment situations is important, along with making sure special enrollment rights are communicated.
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An increase in the enforcement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is underway, and penalties being imposed are substantial. Employers should clearly understand their obligations under HIPAA and know how to carry them out effectively. There are numerous solutions in the marketplace that can help employers comply.
We recognize that employees of all ages make important contributions to any organization. The goal is to help employees have the financial security to allow them to make the choice to retire when the time is right for them and to enjoy their retirement years. This benefits both the employees and the employer. While the benefits for the employees are fairly easily understood, the benefits to the employer may be less obvious.
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