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New Report Addresses Impact of Drug Abuse & Workplace Testing

A recent drug-testing firm has published a white paper, Economic Value of Drug Testing in the Workplace for Health Payers & Employers . The article addresses opportunities for health payers and employers recommending ways that they can utilize drug testing to: Decrease Employee Turnover and Absenteeism Reduce Employer Risk Lower Workers’ Compensation Rates: Top doctors in the study group say that employment drug testing provides far-reaching organizational and societal benefits, and pr...
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States Evaluate Establishing Their Own Health Insurance Mandates

Congressional Repeal of ACA’s Individual Mandate Leaves A Number of Lawmakers Examining Replacement Measures At least nine states are considering their own versions of a requirement that residents must have health insurance, a move that could accelerate a divide between states trying to shore up the ACA and other states intent on eliminating requirement. Congressional Republicans in December repealed the individual mandate, a pillar of the ACA, as part of their tax overhaul. That cheered t...
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Update On the Children's Health Insurance Program

Funding for a health insurance program for children - the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) - arose as an offshoot of discussions in Congress on the budget.  The CHIP program expired last September, and a permanent solution had not been passed by the beginning of this year. CHIP Program & What It Does Created in 1997, CHIP is low-cost insurance for families with incomes too high for Medicaid but potentially too low to afford private insurance plans.  CHIP covers routine check-...
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Triple Threat: Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan Rattle Health-Care World

Three Giants’ Envision Using Technology to Cut Costs & Replace Insurers / Drug-benefit Carriers Amazon.com Inc, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and JPMorgan Chase are involved in a big, big new concept.  They are planning a revolutionary health care approach that could shake up form a single company to reduce their workers’ health costs. This news sets off alarms about potential competitive pressure and changes for the status quo systems. The companies said the venture would be “fr...
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What Employers Need To Know About Harassment Training - Gender Identity, Expression & Orientation In 2018

Harassment Training Regarding Gender Identity, Expression and Sexual Orientation What:   Training - which is required regarding prevention of sexual harassment and bullying behavior -must now include training inclusive of harassment based on gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation, in the training all employers with 50 or more employees, and must provide supervisors and managers for two hours every two years.  New supervisors and managers must be trained within the first six mo...
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What Employers Need To Know About New Parent LOA In - 2018

New Parent Leave Of Absence Act: Effective January 1, 2018, employers with 20 to 49 employees are now required to allow qualified employees to take unpaid leave as much as 12 weeks to bond with a new child.   To be eligible for qualification, employee must have completed 1,250 hours of work for the company within the past year, and work at a location where there are at least 20 employees within 75 miles of the worksite. New Parent Leave Act What:   Employers employing 20 to 49 employees must all...
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What Employers Need To Know About Reproductive Health Rights

Update #4: Employment Policies - Reproductive Health Rights Because employees have the right of freedom to make their own reproductive health decisions without interference from their employers, this law is required by law to be included in all Employee Handbooks and used in training. Men, women, and their families can be affected by potential reproductive hazards in their workplace. Your employees are your company’s most valuable assets. Keep them, and their families, safe by taking steps...
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What Employers Need To Know About Immigration I-9 Forms - 2018

Update #3: What To Do About Immigration I-9 Forms Do not allow any government entity, and specifically DO NOT ALLOW the Customs & Immigration Service, or U.S. Homeland Security to obtain or review your records UNLESS provided a Notice of Inspection.  If you receive a Notice of Inspection for I-9 forms, you must post a notice for employees immediately informing them that the process will occur. If the I-9 review raises questions about any particular employee's status, that employee must be in...
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Employers TelePayroll Can Help You Prepare For New California HR Employment Laws

2018 brought in numerous new laws that every California employer must understand and implement.  These laws are not optional and must be followed to avoid costly penalties or potential legal consequences. As a reliable resource of HR information and news to our customers, TelePayroll has prepared a series of helpful updates defining the specifics of the 2018 laws which highlight what employers can expect, and what they are required to do to implement the laws in their company, right away.  Seven...
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New Tax Proposal Exempts Small Businesses From Some ACA Rules

The White House is proposing changes that would allow millions of small businesses and the self-employed to buy health-insurance plans that don’t comply with all ACA requirements through regulatory action. The proposal would allow businesses that share geography or an industry in common to form an association and sell members health policies that are exempt from some of the health law’s requirements. They would no longer be required to comply with an ACA rule that offers a mandatory ...
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