Week 4 Assignment 2 Employement Law and Complaince Plan Paper

927 words 4 pages
Employment Law and Compliance Plan
Shawna Bronson
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
…show more content…

Procedure manuals describe in detail what each task entails for each job descriptions and how they need to be carried out. It is also good for new employees. (Flight, 2004) The office handbook provides personnel policies and related for all employees. (Flight, 2004) This book contains information on work hours, benefits, evaluation policies, and others mentioned above.
There are a couple different processes that management could use to ensure that all employees are familiar and know the federal employment laws and the office policies and procedures. One of them would be when an employee is hired they would be required to read and sign a paper stating they were given and read the required laws, policies and procedures. One top of that they could give a quick little quiz to ensure they understood what they read. Another way would be to have a training class on all laws, procedures, and policies prior as part of the training process with a signed document stating they were explained and understood by the employee.
Employees are to report any problems to their supervisor. The supervisor should report the problem to the office manager and then it should be addressed, investigated, and resolved in a timely manner. All this should be in a professional manner, the employee should be treated with respect, and if they are reporting an incident of another employee, it