COBRA - EMPLOYER'S GUIDE TO THE FEDERAL HEALTH INSURANCE CONTINUATION AND PORTABILITY RULES
Eleventh Edition (Over 220 pages) By Richard J. Simmons
     All employers with 20 or more employees who provide health and medical benefits must comply with the federal health insurance law - called COBRA. The law gives employees and their dependents the right to continue converge under their employer's health plan after termination, resignation, divorce, death, layoff, and other qualifying events. In addition, California law requires covered employers to provide supplemental insurance protection and written disclosures. In 2009, new rules for premium subsidies took effect. This publication reviews the rules in a concise and understandable manner. It includes sample COBRA notices, and HIPAA rules.
 

EMPLOYER'S GUIDE TO THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
Third Edition (Over 55 pages) By Richard J. Simmons
     The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) represents the first comprehensive national mandate that prohibits discrimination against qualified disabled individuals. It also requires covered employers to make reasonable accommodations to the known physical and mental disabilities of job applicants and employees. This manual provides concise, practical information regarding the obligations created by the law and the manner in which to comply. Among the subjects addressed are protection of physical and mental disabilities, limitations to qualified disabled individuals, exclusions of certain disabilities, drug testing, remedies, and benefit issues.
 

EMPLOYER'S GUIDE TO WORKPLACE SECURITY AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION
Fourth Edition (Over 160 pages) By Richard J. Simmons
     This manual provides a practical and useful review of the laws in the field of workplace security and violence prevention, the obligations of employers, and the concerns that every workplace now faces. It addresses CAL-OSHA rules, applicant screening techniques, new rules and forms for TRO's, the workplace violence safety act, high-risk occupations, special health-care guidelines, mandatory changes to IIP plans, violence prevention strategies, sample forms and policies, a sample IIP program, ADA issues, negligent hiring and retention, confidentiality concerns, statistical insights, complaint procedures, and duty to warn.