The Affordable Care Act requires plans and issuers that offer coverage to children on their parents’ plan to make the coverage available until the adult child reaches the age of 26. This is effective for plan or policy years beginning on or after September 23, 2010. The Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury have issued regulations implementing the Affordable Care Act. read more »
Archive for June, 2010
Job descriptions are a key component in a successful business operation of most any size, from hiring to employee performance managment. It is surprising how many organizations do not have job descriptions for each job within the company or if they do have them, they are out-dated, inconsistent in content and style or lack appropriate legal considerations. Accurate and up-to-date job descriptions provide significant elements of value to both employer and employee such as:
- They create a foundation for recruiting qualified individuals.
- They are used as a basis for determining whether a position is exempt or non-exempt under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage-and-hour laws.
- They provide a consistent standard against which candidates can be compared to each other during the selection process (whether a new hire or if promoting from within).
- They are used as an evaluation tool comparing performance to expectations.
- They assist employers to establish fair compensation ranges for various jobs.
- They can provide powerful ammunication in defense against potential discrimination claims by identifying essential job functions. read more »