News & Announcements
Coral Andrews, Executive Director of the Hawaii Health Connector, will join HEC President Clayton Kamida and General Counsel Sheri-Ann Lau Clark to present a half-day session describing Affordable Care Act changes and what employers need to do to prepare for 2014.
Citing money shortfalls resulting from sequestration, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced last week that most Department of Defense civilian employees will be subject to up to eleven furlough days this year.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently held that an employer was entitled to require a fitness-for-duty examination after a Quality Assurance Specialist banged his hands on a table and said that someone "was going to pay for this" during a meeting with a manager.
The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia recently held that a 57 year old employee is entitled to trial on an age discrimination claim stemming from her separation during a corporate restructuring.
The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently announced that a decorative fabrics distributor would pay $50,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability and genetic information discrimination lawsuit.
As we move out of the recession, employers are evaluating the need to upgrade outdated HR Information Systems, and focusing attention on integrated talent management suites that enable better analytics and more effective decision-making.
Since 1986, the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) has been a federally-mandated law requiring employers with 20 or more employees who sponsor a qualified group health plan to provide temporary continuation of coverage to employees who might otherwise lose coverage due to a qualifying event.
On May 8, 2013, the federal Department of Labor ("DOL") issued technical guidance to employers on required notices to employees of the existence of health exchanges (now called the "Health Insurance Marketplace") under the Affordable Care Act.