Employers are significantly affected by the extensive regulations promulgated under HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. As sponsors of group health plans, including self-insured plans, employers must develop compliance programs and applicable policies to ensure protected health information is used and disclosed in accordance with HIPAA's legal requirements.
These HIPAA regulations are only the latest additional legal obligation imposed on employers. This program is designed to review HIPAA and other building blocks every employer should know in order to minimize employee-related liability.
- HIPAA's affect on Ohio employers
- Ohio drug testing law
- Giving and getting references
- Protecting your company's trade secrets and proprietary information
- The new overtime regulations
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
I. Medical Records And Other Privacy Concerns
A. Pre-Employment Inquiries
B. Employee Medical Records
C. References And Defamation
9:30 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
II. Drug Testing In Ohio
A. Legal Restrictions On Testing
B. Substance Abuse Under The ADA
C. Workers' Compensation Issues
10:10 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
10:20 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
III. Understanding HIPAA And COBRA
A. HIPAA Security Deadline
B. Privacy Rule
C. New COBRA Regulations
11:20 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
IV. Personnel Records And Retention
A. Personnel Files
B. Record Retention Requirements
A. Steps To An Effective Investigation
B. Sarbanes-Oxley Act
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:30 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.
VI. Employment Contracts
A. Who Needs Them
B. Non-Compete Agreements
C. Confidentiality Agreements
D. Severance Agreements
E. Other Key Employment Documents
2:55 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.
3:05 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VII. FLSA And The New Overtime Regulations
A. Salary Basis Test
B. Duties Test And The White Collar Exemptions
C. Other FLSA Issues