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HR Webinar: August 2024
HR Webinar: August 2024

us for an overview of pay transparency trends and commonalities. The discussion will include the potential impacts of the Salary Transparency Act that may be passed next year, depending on the political disposition of Congress after the elections. This webinar will review different steps and strategies clients can adopt now to prepare for changes in pay transparency regulation.

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Supreme Court Likely To Resolve LGBTQ Title VII Coverage

The United States Supreme Court has indicated that it will finally settle the circuit-splitting issue of whether gay and transgender status falls under the protection of Title VII. The court signaled this when it agreed recently to hear three cases that have been appealed to the high court. The three cases are: Altitude Express v. …

What Am I Doing Wrong?? Common FMLA Mistakes

“What did I do wrong?” and “Am I doing this correctly” are frequent questions from clients regarding FMLA administration. Not taking into account the interplay of the federal FMLA and “state FMLA” laws. This post takes on a bit of a different twist by expanding beyond the federal FMLA. A common mistake employers can make …

CMS Announces HIPAA Compliance Review Program

The CMS Division of National Standards, on behalf of HHS, is launching the Compliance Review Program to ensure compliance among covered entities with HIPAA Administrative Simplification rules for electronic health care transactions. In April 2019, HHS will randomly select 9 HIPAA-covered entities—a mix of health plans and clearinghouses—for Compliance Reviews. Any health plan or clearinghouse—not …

Court Invalidates New Association Health Plan Rule

On March 28, 2019, a judge for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruled against the Department of Labor (DOL) by invalidating critical aspects of the new association health plan rule (the Rule). In its decision, the Court found the Rule to be an unreasonable interpretation of the Employee Retirement Income …

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