Monthly Archives: July 2013

HR Professionals at the Forefront of Sustainability

July 24th, 2013

An increasing focus on sustainability and corporate social responsibility is positioning HR professionals in a unique role. Along with C-suite executives, the HR function will be a critical component to implementing sustainability strategies that benefit employees, stakeholders, and ultimately entire communities. A sustainable organization focuses on the “triple bottom line” – a simultaneous contribution to...

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Dental Professionals Dissapointed with Affordable Care Act

July 16th, 2013

There may be nothing to smile about when it comes to dental coverage and the Affordable Care Act. In fact, some argue dental coverage was all but ignored in the sweeping health-care overhaul. The law does incorporate provisions for children’s dental services as an essential health benefit, but it includes no additional coverage for adults,...

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Supreme Court Finds Federal Defense of Marriage Act Unconstitutional

July 11th, 2013

From the desk of Larry Grudzien, Attorney at Law. On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court, in U.S. v. Windsor, ruled that Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. Section 3 of DOMA had provided that only persons of the opposite sex could be recognized as “spouses” and “married” for...

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Paid Sick Time Coming to the Big Apple

July 11th, 2013

Overriding Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto, the New York City Council has voted to require private sector employers (outside of the manufacturing industry) to provide paid sick time for employees. New York City measures their economy based on a financial index maintained by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. If it is at or above...

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Is It Time to Update Your BAA?

July 9th, 2013

Article provided by Janet Palcko of NEO Administration Company. BASIC is a majority partner of NEO Administration Company and together deliver integrated HR solutions to clients nationwide. Earlier this year, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) formally published its Omnibus Final Rule (“Final Rule”), which includes modifications to the HIPAA Privacy and Security...

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BASIC’s July Promo – FMLA Ease

July 9th, 2013

BASIC’s July Promo – FMLA Ease Free COBRA Administration for one year with FMLA Administration! Two highly regulated compliance issues covered by our industry certified experts. Shifting your COBRA and FMLA responsibilities to BASIC goes beyond consistency, compliance, and non-bias administration. It allows your organizations HR Professionals to apply their expertise to health care reform,...

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Employer Mandate Delayed Until 2015

July 3rd, 2013

The Obama administration delayed the employer mandate of the healthcare reform law, saying today it will not require employers to provide health insurance for their employees until 2015. The delay may stem from widespread complaints from businesses about reporting requirements for employers with 50 or more full-time workers. It is important to note, however, that...

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