10 Things to Know About Employment Practices Liability Insurance

By | 2017, Employee, Human Resources
10 Things to Know About Employment Practices Liability Insurance By Philip Dickey Partner and Director of Human Resources at DoctorsManagement Employment practices liability insurance, known as EPLI, provides coverage to employers against claims made by employees alleging discrimination (e.g., on sex, race, age or disability), wrongful termination, harassment and other employment-related issues. Workers’ compensation, issues involving...
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New I-9 Form Required For Employees In 2017

By | 2017, Human Resources
New I-9 Form Required For Employees In 2017  On Nov. 14, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, issued an updated version of Form I-9: Employment Eligibility Verification. Under federal law, every employer that hires an individual for employment in the United States must complete Form I-9....
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How To Handle Employment Agreements

By | 2016, Human Resources
How To Handle Employment Agreements for Physicians and Practice Managers Employment agreements can be a major thorn in the side for physician owners and their practice administrators if they aren’t keenly aware of what these documents contain. They seem simple, and are often set aside after being signed, gathering dust until a question arises around...
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Prepare For Overtime Law To Debut In December

By | 2016, Human Resources
Prepare for overtime law to debut in December By Philip Dickey, MPH, PHR, SHRM-CP  There will be no stopping the federal overtime law, and the many businesses that opposed its passage can now only prepare for its Dec. 1, 2016 effective date. The U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) issued the final version of the long-anticipated overtime...
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10 Tips For Writing Your Employee Handbook

By | 2016, Human Resources
10 Tips For Writing Your Employee Handbook Why have an employee handbook? One common mistake by some doctors is failing to realize the need for welldefined practice policies. Too often, doctors simply allow practice policies to evolve. Policies and procedures created on an ad hoc basis can lead to confusion, chaos and, sometimes, claims of...
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NLRB and Employee Handbooks

By | 2014, HR Alerts, Human Resources
HR Alert: NLRB and Employee Handbooks By Philip Dickey, MPH, PHR | November 12, 2014 On Thursday, June 26, 2014, hundreds of National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decisions were thrown into legal limbo by a Supreme Court ruling stating that President Obama overstepped his authority by naming three members to the panel while the Senate was on...
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ACA Employer Reporting of Health Coverage

By | 2014, HR Alerts, Human Resources
HR Alert: ACA Employer Reporting of Health Coverage By Philip Dickey, MPH, PHR | October 27, 2014 Delayed until 2015 (just right around the corner!) Who is covered? Employers with 50 or more employees (including full-time equivalent employees, or FTEs), also referred to as Applicable Large Employer Member (ALE Member). Employers with self-insured health plans The shared responsibility...
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Employer Mandate Countdown 10…9…8…

By | 2014, HR Alerts, Human Resources, Regulatory Compliance
Employer Mandate Countdown 10...9...8 By Philip Dickey, MPH, PHR | July 15, 2014 The Affordable Care Act (ACA) states that large employers and the federal government have a shared responsibility to offer health benefits to employees. Determining if you are a large employer is the first step in understanding your responsibilities under the law. Overall, this continues...
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Affordable Healthcare Prohibition & Penalties!

By | 2009, HR Alerts, Human Resources
Affordable Healthcare Prohibition and Penalties! By Philip Dickey, MPH, PHR | June 9, 2014 The Affordable Care Act Prohibits Pre-Tax Employer Reimbursement of Individual Health Policy Premiums. For many years, employers have been allowed to reimburse employees for or directly pay the cost of individual health insurance policy premiums and exclude such amounts from the employee's...
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