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  • 12/15/2010 10:55 AM | Deleted user

    The Delaware County Human Resources Association in coordination with

    Villanova University is offering a scholarship (valued at over $1300) for the Spring 2011 PHR/SPHR course through Villanova. Open to all. Contact for the application 

  • 10/26/2010 4:09 PM | Deleted user

                                  Join us November 9th for

    NEW- Approved for- 1.0 General HRCI Credit

    Triaging the HR Implications of Health Care Reform

    Jonathan A. Segal, Partner Bio
    Duane Morris LLP

    Health care reform is really insurance reform.  As a result, many employers do not fully appreciate the burdens that the new law imposes on them.  For example, the law imposes a more robust appeals procedure as well as strong anti-retaliation protection.  How do you protect an employee’s right of appeal without giving notice to decision makers that may serve as the predicate for a retaliation claim? 

    Also, there are a number of changes that must be made to health plans for plan years beginning on or after September 21, 2010, such as eliminating life-time limits, expanding preventive health services and prohibiting rescission rights.  Employers need to make sure these changes are made by the carriers on a timely basis and communicated to the employees properly. 

    Discrimination testing will no longer be limited to self-insured plans, but rather will soon apply to full indemnity plans too, unless your indemnity plan is grandfathered.  But if you make changes to the plan to contain costs, you may lose the grandfathering protection in this and other areas.  So employers need to be careful not to make precipitous actions.  But employers do need to plan for the more onerous mandates that take place in 2014, including penalties for no coverage and other penalties for unaffordable coverage.  But employers need to be careful not to scare employees about the potential loss of coverage; fear of losing employer-provided coverage absolutely can and will be a union-organizing issue. 

    Employers must provide unpaid breaks for expressing breast milk under Health Care Reform.  Except for when the breaks must be paid under state law.  These and other issues will be covered in the seminar!

  • 10/26/2010 3:59 PM | Deleted user

    What a powerful presenter we had for our first breakfast meeting!  Please click on the Powerpoint to view the presentation.


    Contact: Mark Izzo  610 296-8550

    DCHRA SHRM Performance Management.ppt

  • 10/12/2010 1:37 PM | System Administrator (Administrator)

    The presentation this morning by Mark Izzo was excellent.  It was a top to bottom look at performance management as an integral part of an organizations success.  It helped bring everyone back to the basic concept of why it is necessary and how to make it relevant.

    Mark's passion for the subject matter made it easy to see why he founded Converge Solutions.  Attendees left with a springboard to create a new program for evaluating, developing, motivating and retaining employees. 

    If you attended - What did you think?

  • 09/14/2010 1:48 PM | System Administrator (Administrator)

    Today's Presentation by Brain Jensen was shocking.  Do away with traditional employee evaluations?  Really? 

    It was an intriguing and thought provoking discussion which we wish could have gone on for several more hours.  Brian has a unique approach to HR for more information you should visit his website on the subject

    If you attended the event - What were your thoughts on this topic?

  • 09/01/2010 5:57 AM | System Administrator (Administrator)

    We have an exciting new year planned at DCHRA!

    Our programs are a dynamic mix of topics that always draw a crowd.  This year we are offering morning and lunch meetings as well as evening events.   Also in development are online Webnars so you can get information without leaving your office!

    The new website offer a variety of ways to interact with DCHRA members, sign up for events and exchange advice on relevant HR topics.  Member can also make comments on blog entries just like this one!

    Here's to a great year!


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