Employer Policies

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Employer Policies Employer Policies Q There are different dos and don’ts concerning employment policies. Some of the dos and don’ts of employment policies differ based on the legal, ethical and good managerial concerns. Based on legal provisions, employers should ensure a safe workplace for all employees. Besides, employers must ensure all employees have health care coverage as required as provided under the Affordable Care Act. The law imposes penalties on employers with more than 50 employers for failing to provide health care coverage to them (Steingold, 2015, p. 112). Coverage for employees may be through HMO or PPO. Based on ethical basis, an employer should provide retirement plans for the employees. An example is the 401 (k) plan or the IRA plan that is most suitable for small businesses (Steingold, 2015, p. 118). An employer, however, should not promise an employee a specific income level after retirement. Instead, an employee earns his or her contribution to the plan. Based on good managerial skills, an employer should consider all the administrative requirements. That complies with the ERISA that requires employers to have plan administrators. Participating employees must have a copy of the summary plan description, summary annual report and survivor coverage data. An employer must not fail to file Form 5500 with the IRS, annually (Steingold, 2015, p. 122). Q 2 A key employer policy in the field of technology management is the Affordable Health Care Act. The Act has diverse legal, ethical and managerial dimensions. It is beneficial to women through because it provides insurance options for women covering preventive services at affordable costs. It is suitable for young adults through its coverage provided to them up to when they are 26 years of age. There are several benefits from the various annual wellness visits provided under the Act. In addition, there are preventive services offered for seniors who have Medicare. Front-line supervisor or manager benefits from provisions of the Act that places accountability to insurance companies for any increase in premium by 10%. ReferencesSteingold, F. S. (2015). The Employers Legal Handbook: Manage Your Employees amp. Workplace Effectively. Berkeley, CA: Nolo.