Running a company without knowing all of the current employment laws can be a serious problem, but there is a solution to this problem: a Human Resources Audit. Mistakes can happen – knowingly or unknowingly. If you are not sure whether your HR department is in compliance with current employment laws, we recommend an HR audit be performed by an experienced employment attorney.
It is important to have accurate and complete personnel files for each employee and to make sure that every employee knows his or her rights in the workplace. HR audits ensure that, among other things, personnel files are in order, I-9s are accurate, policies are in place and being administered appropriately, and required posters are hanging on the walls. As an executive, you should be aware of employment trends and laws. Executives should be directly involved in any policy change or implementation in human resources. Executives should never be afraid to question policies or practices or contact employment counsel for feedback on how a situation should be handled. Working hands-on with your HR department keeps everyone in the loop as to what laws affect whom and what changes need to be implemented. Additionally, an executive’s involvement makes clear the value the firm places on its employees and goes far to boost morale.
If you are interested in an HR Audit for your business, please contact one of our Labor and Employment Law attorneys.
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