Today is the start of the first full week of 2019. Which means it’s a perfect time to take a step back and review your efforts at HR and employment-law compliance for the coming year.
This list is not meant to be complete or exhaustive, but should provide a high level look at the top 20 issues that you should be reviewing this year, and every year for your business.
☑️ How many employees do you have (15 / 20 / 50)?
☑️ When is the last time your handbook has been reviewed and updated?
☑️ When was your last harassment / respectful workplace training?
☑️ Do you require restrictive covenants for key employees?
☑️ Do you have employees that work in states in which marijuana is legal?
☑️ Do you have federal contracts?
☑️ Are you employment law posters up to date?
☑️ Has your state or local minimum wage increased?
☑️ How are you calculating and paying overtime to non-exempt employees?
☑️ When did you last analyze your exempt employees?
☑️ Do you have independent contractors?
☑️ Is all of your workplace OSHA compliant?
☑️ Are your OSHA 300 logs up to date and your 300A form posted?
☑️ Are your FMLA forms up to date?
☑️ Are you managers trained on the ADA interactive process?
☑️ Are you job applications and workplace accessible for the disabled?
☑️ Do you know what devices are accessing your network?
☑️ Have you tested your network and work environment for security?
☑️ Are employees trained on cyber security compliance?
☑️ Do you have necessary and appropriate insurance (EPLI / Cyber / D&O)?
It’s a new year with unknown issues confronting businesses. The list above is designed to hopefully cut down on the possibilities. I strongly suggest that you go through the list and address those issues that are applicable to you. If you need assistance in any of the above consult with your counsel or feel free to contact Potts & Associates.
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