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Explain the important amendments, including the following, in a paragraph each: Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Newborns’ and Mothers’ Health Protection Act The Mental Health Parity Act The Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act Explain consequences of violations.

Assignment 1: LASA 2 – Compliance Policies

You are going to develop a compliance policy covering the FMLA, ERISA and employee’s right to privacy for the Beta Technology compliance policy manual. Use the Argosy University online library resources and US government Web sites to research the FMLA, ERISA and employee privacy and locate the text of the applicable provisions.

Write the compliance manual sections, including the following:

FMLA
Summarize the main legal requirements related to the FMLA in no more than one page.
Provide guidelines for employees to follow for requesting leave, including notice requirements, certification, benefits, and returning to work.
ERISA

Summarize the main points of ERISA in no more than a page.
Explain the important amendments, including the following, in a paragraph each:
Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Newborns’ and Mothers’ Health Protection Act
The Mental Health Parity Act
The Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act
Explain consequences of violations.
Discuss the implications of the law for employee privacy.
Note: The discussion of privacy under ERISA is separate from other privacy issues covered in Part 3.

Employee Privacy
Explain Beta’s policy for privacy related to employee records, work areas and equipment, electronic monitoring and off-work activities.
Use statutes, regulations, case law, and examples to explain the legal provisions.
Be sure to use scholarly references and primary legal resources (the actual text of the law) to construct this policy.
Write a 6–8-page section of the compliance manual in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M5_A1.doc.

By Monday, September 28, 2015, deliver your assignment to the M5: Assignment 1 Dropbox.

Assignment 1 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Summarized the main legal requirements related to the FMLA, using statutes, regulations, case law, and examples.
24
Provided appropriate guidelines for the compliance manual for employees to follow when requesting leave, including notice requirements, certification, benefits, and returning to work.
44
Summarized the main points of ERISA, using statutes, regulations, case law, and examples to explain the legal provisions.
20
Explained the five amendments: COBRA, HIPAA, Newborns’ and Mothers’ Health Protection Act, Mental Health Privacy Act, Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act.
60
Explained consequences of ERISA violations and discussed implications of the law for employee privacy under ERISA.
20
Provided a privacy policy that included employee records, work areas and equipment, electronic monitoring, and off-work activities. Used scholarly references and primary legal resources to construct the policy.
68
Organization (16 points)

Usage and mechanics (16 points)

APA elements (24 points)

Style (8)

64
Total:
300


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