Just when you thought you had it all figured out: the rules are changing again! Compliance with the health care reform laws is one of the most daunting tasks that businesses will face in the near future. With the recent passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended by Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (“PPACA”), employers face an avalanche of new health insurance requirements. Further, Massachusetts employers are in the unique position of being forced to comply with both the new federal requirements and requirements under Massachusetts’ own Health Care Reform Law. This presentation will explain how the law has changed, identify the ramifications for employers of all sizes, and offer practical compliance tips. In addition, we will explore the interplay between federal and Massachusetts health insurance requirements.
This training addresses Massachusetts compliance issues such as:
This training will also address important employer issues following the enactment of the PPACA including:
Schwartz Hannum includes this useful program in the Employment Law Boot Camp that is offered twice per year at the Firm. In addition, the Firm can conduct this training at a client’s workplace, with a program tailored to meet the specific training objectives of the client.
If you are like most physicians, whether you run a small practice with 10 employees, a large, multi-facility practice with 60 employees, or are employed by a large health care institution, you spend most of your time focusing on how to provide excellent medical care. Given the legal protections that currently exist regarding workplace behavior, however, physicians have no choice but to learn to navigate the complex world of employment law.
This training program addresses the unique issues that physicians encounter when managing employees and working with patients and family members. Physicians will learn about developing areas of employment law and how risky subjects can lead to harassment, discrimination, retaliation and other legal claims. This program will focus on practical solutions for effectively managing workplace diversity as well as the potential individual and corporate exposure resulting from inappropriate behavior and conduct in the office and in the operating room.
In addition to offering this training throughout the year at the Firm’s offices, we are available to present this training at professional consortiums or at our clients’ workplaces. We are also happy to tailor the program to meet the individual needs of our clients.
For years, employers and employees have been warned about the catastrophe of a global pandemic flu wreaking havoc in the workplace. So far, a true crisis has been averted. However, the threat is significant, and cautious employers will not be caught unprepared.
This training provides an in-depth review of OSHA’s Pandemic Flu Guidelines as well as the CDC guidance for preparing for a pandemic flu and/or H1N1 outbreak. We also offer practical suggestions for implementing a pandemic flu plan. The goal of the program is to assist employers in preparing for the worst case scenario so that businesses can respond quickly and effectively to any major health crisis in the workplace.
Schwartz Hannum includes this training in the broader program – A Beginner’s Guide to Health and Safety in the Workplace. We also offer it as a stand-alone training program.
Employees who are responsible for implementing OSHA compliance programs in the workplace spend years developing an expertise in the intricacies of OSHA compliance. Most Human Resources professionals do not have the need or the time to become experts in OSHA compliance. However, health and safety issues can have a big impact on the employment relationship and, therefore, it is important for the HR team to have at least a general familiarity with OSHA requirements.
This training provides a general introduction to the health and safety issues that come up time and time again for HR professionals, including:
This training is offered in the Advanced Employment Law Boot Camp program. In addition, we regularly conduct this training at our client’s workplaces and we are happy to tailor the program to meet the specific training objectives of individual clients.