ALPHABET SOUP: Commonly Referenced Acronyms

ADA — Americans with Disabilities Act

ADAAA — ADA Amendments Act

ADEA — Age Discrimination in Employment Act

ADR — Alternative Dispute Resolution

ARRA — American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Audit CAP — Audit Closing Agreement Program (under EPCRS)

BLS — Bureau of Labor Statistics

CLASS — Community Living Assistance Services and Support Program

COBRA — Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act

DHS — Department of Homeland Security

DOJ — Department of Justice

DOL — Department of Labor

DOT — Department of Transportation

ECPA — Electronic Communications Privacy Act

EEOC — Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

EPCRS — Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System

ERISA — Employee Retirement Income Security Act

FICA — Federal Insurance Contributions Act

FLSA — Fair Labor Standards Act

FMLA — Family and Medical Leave Act

FOIA — Freedom of Information Act

FSA — Flexible Savings Account

FUTA — Federal Unemployment Tax Act

GINA — Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

HCE — Highly Compensated Employee

HCERA — Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act

HEROES Act — Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax Act

HIPAA — Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HITECH — Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (under ARRA)

HRA — Health Reimbursement Account

HRSA — Health Resources and Services Administration

HSA — Health Savings Account

ICE — Immigration and Customs Enforcement

IRA — Individual Retirement Account

IRC — Internal Revenue Code

IRS — Internal Revenue Service

MHP — Mental Health Parity

MLR — Medical Loss Ratio

NLRA — National Labor Relations Act

NLRB — National Labor Relations Board

OSHA — Occupational Safety & Health Administration

OWBPA — Older Workers Benefit Protection Act

PBGC — Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

PEO — Professional Employer Organization

PHI — Protected Health Information

PPACA — Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act

RIF — Reduction in force

SCA — Stored Communications Act

SCP — Self-Correction Plan (under EPCRS)

SPD — Summary Plan Document

QDRO — Qualified Domestic Relations Order

TPA — Third Party Administrator

USCIS — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

USERRA — Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act

VCP — Voluntary Correction Plan (under EPCRS)

VEBA — Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association

WHD — Wage & Hour Division (under the DOL)