Employer Responsibility – Health Exchange Notices

One of the final pieces of information that employers will need to comply with the Affordable Care Act has fallen into place.  On May 8th, the federal government released details on the responsibilities for employers to notify their employees of their health coverage options under federal health care reform. Current employees must receive these notices by October 1st; new empl...
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USCIS Revises Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9

In early March 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 for use.  All employers are required to complete a Form I-9 for each employee hired in the United States. Employers should not complete a new Form I-9 for current employees if a properly completed Form I-9 is already on file.  Effective 03/...
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HIPAA Regulations Update

Effective March 26, 2013, updates to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations may impact certain employers.  These regulations are based on changes under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and the Genetic Information Nondi...
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Federal Law eAlert

Update to the Form I-9 The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 for use. All employers are required to complete a Form I-9 for each employee hired in the United States. Employers should not complete a new Form I-9 for current employees if a properly completed Form I-9 is already on file. Effective ...
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FMLA Forms Update

Effective March 8, 2013, employers should begin to utilize the updated Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms when applicable.  These forms were revised February 2013 and released by the Department of Labor (DOL).  The updated forms are: FMLA Form WH-381 - Notice of Eligibility and Rights & Responsibilities FMLA Form WH-384 - Certification of Qualifying Exigency for Milit...
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DOL Final Rule on FMLA Military Amendments

Effective March 8, 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) published a Final Rule implementing the changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) made by the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  The 2010 NDAA, amended the FMLA's military caregiver leave provision to permit eligible employees to take leave to care for certain veterans with a serious injury or illness...
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OSHA Summary Posting

We are still in the first month of the 2013 OSHA Summary Posting Period.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires certain employers to post the OSHA Form 300A in a conspicuous workplace location from February 1, 2013 through April 30, 2013.  This form is a summary of the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2012.  Employe...
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Health Care Reform – The Employer Mandate

From an employer's perspective, this is most likely the most feared aspect of Health Care Reform.  In fact, the overwhelming majority of our Health Care Reform-related questions to date in 2013 have covered this topic.  So the purpose of this article is to answer some of our most commonly asked questions surrounding the Employer Mandate in very clear terms. The "Employer Manda...
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Notice of Exchanges and Subsidies: Delayed

According to the original Health Care Reform Act, effective March 1, 2013, employers of all sizes were required to provide each newly hired employee with a written notice of the existence of health insurance exchanges and potential subsidies available, Notice of Exchanges and Subsidies. This notice was, subsequently, required to be provided to all current employees. However, on...
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CHK Legal Update for 2012

Did you miss our Legal Update for 2012? No problem! click here to view the slideshow presentation and ensure you are up to date with all legal changes for the new year!
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