HR Compliance


A business that isn't aware of its HR responsibilities is, clearly, headed for trouble. HR compliance is a process; and there are several rules, laws and acts to consider, such as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), OSHA, sexual harassment, antidiscrimination laws, and more.

The Need for HR Compliance Training

Here's a quick checklist to help you understand your need for HR compliance training:
  • Do your employees know what your Code of Conduct is and what activities constitute a conflict of interest?
  • Do your employees know their FMLA and FLSA rights?
  • Are all your offices and branches ADA compliant?
  • Are EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) laws being followed?

What is the HR AUDIT?

In today's business climate, HR must be prepared to provide strategic direction, effective administration, a clear conception of company culture, and stability during periods of change.

The tools of an HR Audit include:

  • Structured seminars on strategic HR management
  • Mapping HR processes and analysis of HR and related legal documentation
  • Structured interviews and discussion with employees
  • Surveys
The need of the hour is for HR professionals to develop observational skills, especially during important conversations. After all, people speak with more than just words; understanding body language is critical, especially during employee misconduct reviews. For more information on such skill development, Read More >>

HR Compliance Tools

Managing employees on a daily basis can be a difficult task for businesses of any size. This where HR Compliance Tools come in; typical tools can include:
  • Employee Handbooks
  • Job Description Manuals
  • HR Policy Check-ups
  • State and Federal Law Handbooks & Resources
  • Workplace Safety Manuals
  • Compliance Posters

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law which became effective August 5, 1993. It provides certain employees with up to 12 workweeks of unpaid, job-protected leave a year and requires group health benefits be maintained during the leave.

As the number of women in the workforce steadily increase (said to approach 50% by 2010), several challenges present themselves to HR professionals. To understand the provisions of the FMLA and to explore the guidelines to manage its use effectively, Read More >>

The Employee Handbook

The company Employee Handbook is one of the most important communication tools between your company and your employees. Not only does it set forth your expectations for your employees, it is a statement of the policies of the business and how business is to be conducted. Employee Handbooks are also often called Policy and Procedures Manuals.

The Employee Handbook: Common Mistakes

  • Not having the handbook reviewed by a lawyer
  • Not taking into account federal and state laws
  • Creating the long version
  • Not providing a means by which employees can complain about harassment or discrimination

The Employee Handbook should be a living, breathing document. To understand the best ways to communicate your organization's policies, protect your organization and deal with disgruntled employees, Read More >>

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

The FLSA establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting employees in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments.

The FLSA has been amended several times since its passage. To get an overview of the FLSA and its four provisions - minimum wage, hours of work, child labor and equal pay - Read More >>