You are well aware of the importance of remaining compliant for the success of your business. While sometimes it’s easier said than done, it’s not always easy to keep up with everything.
Human Resources is the most important aspect of a business. In addition, you must make sure that your employees are taken care of and that you are compliant with various HR rules and regulations.
But where do you even start?
8 BASIC QUESTIONS TO SEE IF YOUR BUSINESS IS HR COMPLIANT
In An I-9 file, a personnel file, and a medical file are the three types of employee files to be created. Keeping these files in a secure location is a good idea, since all of this information is considered confidential.
The employee handbook explains your company’s policies and procedures and communicates your expectations to employees. It also helps protect your business in the event of a dispute.
Posting workplace notices in your business is required by state and federal requirements.
Employers must pay employees a minimum wage per hour in order to keep them working. The current federal minimum wage is $14.00/hour; however many states, counties, and cities have established their own minimum wage laws.
EMPLOYMENT STATUS VERIFICATION
Hiring an immigrant who is illegally residing in the country is against the law. Each individual’s identity and employment eligibility must be verified in order to be hired.
Your company’s recruitment process is exciting. Thus, you should know what questions to ask and what not to ask. Have you ever heard of the rule that you can’t ask questions that reveal an individual’s race, gender, religion, marital status, disabilities, ethnic background, country of origin, or age?
HEALTH BENEFITS, ARE THEY COMPLIANT?
Traditional health insurance is often unaffordable for small or micro businesses. Employers no longer pay health insurance premiums; they reimburse their employees instead. Whether you offer traditional health insurance or reimburse your employees, health reform compliance changes are critical.
All employees regardless of whether they belong to a union have certain rights under federal laws. Know what these rights are so that you don’t violate them.
Start by assessing HR compliance with these eight questions outlined above. What additional questions do you have about HR compliance? What would you add to the list?
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