Week 4 Assignment 2 Employement Law and Complaince Plan Paper

951 Words Apr 21st, 2013 4 Pages
Employment Law and Compliance Plan
Shawna Bronson
HCA/260
March 2, 2013

Employment Law and Compliance Plan

A medical office needs to be compliant with employment laws; this will ensure they do not have lawsuits that could patiently put a company out of business. This also helps the offices run smoothly and free from errors. There are several employment laws a few of them are the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The American with Disabilities (ADA) is when an employer is to provide reasonable accommodation to an employee with a known mental or physical limitation, or a qualified individual with a
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It also states how the company does the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
The policies and procedures that are needed to comply with federal employment laws are to comply with an equal opportunity employment meaning do not discriminate against a person because of their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Another one would be wages and hours worked. This means employers need to follow the age and time limits, need to pay for all hours worked and if an employee works overtime, they need to be paid 1.5% of normal pay. The employer also needs to obey by the garnishment laws for employees. Safety and Health Standards is another the employer needs to provide a safe and healthy environment for their employees. This one is important one the Health Benefits, Retirement Standards, and Workers' Compensation. (Employment Law Guide: 2009) Some more would be Work Authorization for non-U.S. citizens, Working Conditions, and Other Workplace Standards. Some others are that health care practitioners are required to comply with HIPAA, medical practice acts, and boards of regulation, reporting deaths, births, and communicable diseases. (Flight, 2004) Health care professionals are also required to report abuse of any person.
Job descriptions, procedure manuals, and office handbooks are critical to the success of a medical office because they
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