Q. As a California employer, what forms and notices am I required to provide to employees I discharge? Also, are the forms and notices due immediately upon termination?
A. California employers are required by law to provide a number of forms and notices to their discharged employees, many of which much be given immediately upon termination of employment.
Federal law requires a number of these documents, but California has additional requirements that you should understand.
COBRA: Employers with 20 or more employees must provide their employees who are participating in the employer’s group health plan with a Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) notice and election form. This form must be given the day before separation.
HIPAA: Employers must provide a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) certificate of group health plan coverage to all discharged employees who ...(register to read more)