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HR News September 2018

Legal Updates & Reminders: New Model FMLA Notices & Medical Certification Forms are now available on the gov website. The content of the notices and certifications has not changed; just the expiration dates, extending to August 31, 2021. Nevertheless, make sure you start using these new forms immediately. New DOL Office: The U.S. Department of …

How To Save Healthcare

The first part of an article is often used to convince the reader of the writer’s credibility, right?  Here goes… I’ve been in the benefits industry for over 10 years and consult with clients that have 1,000s of members and those with 100s.  Over the last five years we have plans with flat to negative …

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Workplace Compliance Challenges You have heard on the news that ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) audits and I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) enforcement have ramped up considerably in in 2018. As a matter of fact, the number of ICE audits is nearly double so far this year, as compared to all of 2017. An ICE audit …

NLRB’s Reassessment of Work Rules Employer Obligations under the FMLA

Legal Updates & Reminders… June 25: NC Gov. Roy Cooper signed a bill expanding opportunities for employment of individuals with criminal records (no more than 3 Class H or I felonies and any misdemeanors), by shielding employers from negligent hiring claims if they relied on the ‘certificate of relief’ given to these individuals by the …

How bad grammar can cost you.

While growing up in rural Georgia just east of Athens, I adored my mother who served as a senior class teacher of English Grammar.  I was barely a teenager when she would routinely bring home her grammar quizzes to challenge my acumen at a much higher academic level than I had earned.  I might add; …

DOL Issues Final Regulations Regarding Association Health Plans

On June 19, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published Frequently Asked Questions About Association Health Plans (AHPs) and issued a final rule that broadens the definition of “employer” and the provisions under which an employer group or association may be treated as an “employer” sponsor of a single multiple-employer employee welfare benefit plan and group health plan …

HR Newsletter June 2018

Legal Updates and Reminders: May 17, 2018: The South Carolina Pregnancy Accommodations Act was signed into law. This law amends the SC Human Affairs Law, and requires SC employers with 15 or more employees to make facilities readily accessible for and provide reasonable accommodations to employees with “medical needs arising from pregnancy, childbirth, or related …

CHOA UHC Update

What follows is an informational press release from United Healthcare regarding their negotiations with CHOA’s Physicians Group.  The Benefit Company will continue to monitor this situation and provide updates as soon as they become available.    Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Physicians’ Contract Negotiation Update with United Healthcare   We want to let you know that …