Archive for October, 2013

To Pay or Not to Pay Furloughed Federal Contractors

Many federal contractors are feeling the financial pinch of the shutdown. While Congress is wondering whether or not it should pay its employees for their furloughed time, private businesses who contract with the federal government for work (federal contractors) don’t have the luxury of either the government’s bank account or legal exclusions from certain wage […]

 

Does HIPAA Apply to Employers?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, better known as HIPAA, protects the privacy and security of patient health information.   A common question from human resource managers has been what is the impact of HIPAA on an employer’s ability to collect employee health information for purposes of workers compensation, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and […]