The Complete Guide to
Human Resources and the Law
The Complete Guide to Human Resources and the Law will help you navigate complex and potentially costly Human Resources issues. You'll know what to do (and what not to do) to avoid costly mistakes or oversights, confront HR problems – legally and effectively – and understand the rules.
The Complete Guide to Human Resources and the Law offers fast, dependable, plain English legal guidance for HR-related situations from ADA accommodation, diversity training and privacy issues to hiring and termination, employee benefit plans, compensation and recordkeeping. It brings you the most up-to-date information as well as practical tips and checklists in a well-organized, easy-to-use resource.
The 2013 Edition provides new and expanded coverage of issues such as:
- At the very end of the term, a divided Supreme Court did not find the health care reform law unconstitutional and permitted it to go into effect
- Agencies continued issuing guidance on the ACA, and businesses continued to prepare, as various provisions come on line
- A 5-4 Supreme Court decision held that the states cannot be sued for money damages under the FMLA's "self-care" provision (leave taken for the employee's own illness rather than to care for a family member)
- The EEOC published a final rule on recordkeeping requirements under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), requiring retention of relevant personnel and employment records for at least one year, or until final disposition of any GINA charges filed
- Washington state and Maryland passed same-sex marriage statutes; a similar statute was passed in New Jersey but vetoed by the governor
- The Treasury proposed a rule under which Qualified Longevity Annuity Contracts (QLACs) would be a permissible planning measure
- The employee (but not the employer) share of FICA tax was reduced to 4.2% (thus making the rate for self-employed persons 10.4%) by the Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act, and this was extended to the end of 2012 by the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012
- Late 2011's Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act, provides a new tax credit for hiring veterans; the credit can be as high as $9,600, for a veteran with service-related disabilities
- The Department of Labor published a final rule on the "408(b)(2) notice" – the disclosures that a plan's service providers must give to the plan's fiduciary, to demonstrate the reasonableness of the compensation paid from plan assets to the service providers
- And much more!