Malware ramps up, hacktivist sentenced, mortgage docs exposed, router hijacking and more.
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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.
Enrolled in a high deductible health plan (HDHP)? There may still be time to maximize your health savings account (HSA) contributions for 2018 — you have until April 15th to make your HSA contributions.
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One often overlooked group that represents a security risk to businesses is former employees. If you don’t already have an IT security procedure for former workers, it’s critical that you put one into place.
Preventing access to sensitive files, virtual private networks and passwords by former employees is just as critical as taking away their security cards and office keys. This is particularly important for employees who worked in the IT area and may have specific knowledge of the inner workings of your firewalls and security systems.
Many technology exposures originate in an organization’s information technology (IT) department. In addition, client data and intellectual property may be at risk through computer viruses or malware that can penetrate the system — even without fraudulent intent on the part of employees — through poor or nonexistent IT security policies.
Businesses are also exposed to a growing number of online security threats and vulnerabilities from the outside. Establishing policies and safeguards to protect your company from internal misuse, external fraud and malware is absolutely essential.
Our Update magazine for winter of 2012 featured a case study on the wellness initiatives reducing escalating healthcare costs, a primer on how to handle employee benefits during mergers and acquisitions, how to link safety programs to employee attitudes and interests and how training and good practices can defeat harassment lawsuits.
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On November 9, 2010, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued final regulations implementing provisions under Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA). There are several questions and action steps employers will want to review in an effort to ensure compliance.
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