Thursday, June 24, 2010

ERM-BC-COOP: More than just Info Tech


I often write that a good enterprise risk management plan needs input from the legal staff (in-house or external).

An article on the Advisen FPN site ( titled Natural Disasters (from, lists concerns linked to the following legal issues:

  • The Fair Labor Standards Act

  • The Family and Medical Leave Act

  • The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act

  • The Employee Retirement Income Security Act and Tax Relief

  • The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)

  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration

  • The National Labor Relations Act

  • The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act

  • Immigration Issues

  • Insurance Issues

It is worth the time to read and worth the time to discuss the issues with HR and legal experts.

And you thought all a business continuity planner needs to know is IT. ;-)

Go forth and make friends with the folks in HR and get to know the lawyers, too.

John Glenn, MBCI
Enterprise Risk Management practitioner
Seeking work in, or from, south Florida
JohnGlennMBCI at gmail dot com

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