Those entities subject to both the HIPAA privacy and security rules should pay close attention to recent action taken by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”), which will increase the frequency and depth of government audits for HIPAAHITECH compliance over the next year.
The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) has been busy combating fraud and abuse over the last few years the monies it has recovered more than doubled from 2006 to 2010, topping $4 billion in fiscal year 2010 alone.
Do you know how many disclosure requirements there are for benefit plans?
HUD and the Department of Justice continue to monitor compliance with and enforce the Fair Housing Act.
Whether being subject to an involuntary EBSA Audit, or undertaking a voluntary correction program (VCP), there are certain things a plan sponsor should be looking for (and looking out for) if they are going to have the EBSA nosing around their plans.
Get ready for new required required notices and definitions!
Supplemental Environmental Projects or SEPs were part of PADEP's enforcement toolbox for many years.
We recently received a comment from a reader in response to the blog "Employers' Use of Biometric Time Clocks Could Violate State Law" that essentially asks this question (albeit, in much nicer form).
Connecticut employers should be aware of a new law that may impact their hiring and promotion practices.
The North American Securities Administrators Associaiton recently proposed "Model Exemptions" relating to state franchise registration and disclosure laws.