Human Resources Audits

Posted on May 26, 2013 by Rick Rossignol

The rules have changed being in compliance with the spirit of the law is not enough? An employer must be in strict compliance with wage and hour laws. Failure to be in compliance costs money and talent. Between aggressive Plaintiffs’ Attorneys and Department of Labor, the employer’s employment practices are under attack. Wage and Hour violations account for over 1 billion in claims. The DOL estimates that 80% of employers have misclassified employees. This means that your profits are at risk of wage and hour claims.

How can employers protect themselves? HR audits are a best practice for managing your employment risk. An HR audit involves an objective look at the company’s HR policies, practices, procedures and strategies to protect the company, establish best practices and identify opportunities for improvement. An objective review of the company’s “current state” can help you evaluate whether specific practice areas are adequate, legal and/or effective. The results can provide decision-makers with the information necessary to decide what areas need improvement.

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