On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA).
Less than a year ago, the Pension Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act were signed into law. These two massive pieces of legislation are more commonly referred to as "health care reform." Since health care reform was signed into law, federal regulatory agencies have issued thousands of pages of regulations and other guidance in order to assist with the implementation of the new requirements.
Does making employees satisfied and engaged motivate them to improve productivity and retention? Contrary to popular thinking, making employees satisfied and engaged does not directly motivate them. If anything, it opens the door for employees to complain about wanting more, new, and improved things to keep them satisfied.
As with Title VII, violations of Title II of GINA may be costly. GINA provides employees the right to file civil actions based upon intentional discrimination, harassment, or retaliation by employers, among other GINA violations.
In today's society, most organizations are being challenged by the rising cost of healthcare. It is not a coincidence that one of the main reasons for the skyrocketing medical premium costs is the overall health of our nation's workforce. The following list details some very frightening statistics relating to our health as a nation (Centers for Disease Control, 2009):