Category Archives: GINA

Jul 7, 2015  |   By Elizabeth Sigler →

Employment Law Quick Hits

Affordable Care Act The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the Fourth Circuit Court decision in King v. Burwell, holding that individuals who get their health insurance through the federal government exchange will be eligible for tax subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. The decision leaves employers in largely the same position they’ve faced since ACA’s passage, though it clarifies that they cannot avoid shared responsibility penalties     Continue reading

Posted in Benefits and Benefits Administration, Fair Labor Standards Act, Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Featured, GINA, Wage Payment, Worker Classification   |  

Nov 5, 2014  |   By Elizabeth Sigler →

Addressing Ebola in the Workplace: Fears and Facts

Ebola is on the minds of many in recent months, so it is perhaps unsurprising that HR managers have been bombarded with questions about how their companies will respond. OSHA and the CDC have released guidelines for specific high-risk sectors primarily aimed at disease prevention and control, but little guidance exists for workplaces where the risks are less direct. Below is an overview of major     Continue reading

Posted in Americans with Disabilities Act, Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Featured, GINA, Labor Relations   |  

Aug 13, 2013  |   By Millennium Benefits Consulting →

HIPAA Final Regulations – Quick Overview

On January 17, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services released final regulations which provided sweeping changes to the rules under privacy, security, enforcement, and breach notification requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”), the Health Information Technology for Economic Health (“HITECH”) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”). “Covered entities”, as defined by these regulations, must implement the new revisions     Continue reading

Posted in Benefits and Benefits Administration, Best HR Practices, Featured, GINA, Uncategorized   |  

Feb 12, 2012  |   By Todd Stanton →

EEOC’s New Rules Extend Recordkeeping to GINA

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission earlier this month issued its final rule extending employers’ record keeping obligations under Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act to those organizations covered by the Genetic Nondiscrimination Act, or GINA. Effective April 3, 2012, employers with 15 or more employees must retain all personnel and employment records for at least one year – or until any charges and     Continue reading

Posted in Best HR Practices, Document Retention, GINA   |