California hospitals and health systems employ more than half a
million people — from entry-level positions to senior executives.
Many health care human resources (HR) departments are responsible
for a wide range of issues, such as recruitment, staffing,
compensation, benefits, labor/employee relations and employee
health. Navigating the complex regulatory environment, while
monitoring how it applies to HR in the health care setting, can
be a challenging and dynamic task.
Representing hospitals and health systems in California, CHA
provides leadership in HR policy on state and federal levels. In
addition, CHA advocates on behalf of hospitals and health systems
before the federal and state legislatures, federal and state
administrative agencies and the public. CHA also provides
educational opportunities, such as the annual Labor &
Employment Law seminar, to help hospital leaders sharpen their
skills and knowledge in health care HR. CHA members also
participate on an HR executive e-mail list and receive
periodic informational memoranda.
Recently, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Commission
issued new regulations to guide compliance with pregnancy and
disability laws. Some aspects of the new regulations confirm what
we “thought” the rules meant. Others impose entirely new
standards to follow and raise the bar on existing obligations.
It’s imperative for employers to closely review and understand
the new state regulations.
A major ACA deadline is now just months away. As Jan. 1, 2014
nears, federal and state governments are moving quickly to
release regulatory guidance. Not surprisingly, the rules
significantly impact a major facet of the employment relationship
— employee benefits. It’s critical to understand what the new
regulations mean to hospital employers and how to stay compliant.
Join your health care and human resources colleagues for this
informative webinar. Register now to participate.