HR Compliance means different things depending on your company or professional position. However, at the heart of HR Compliance is that your organization is following all Federal and State Employment laws which govern your industry, organization type, and organization (company) size. HR Compliance also means having appropriate HR Programs and HR Policies in place.
HR Compliance is complicated because employment laws are complicated. There are several Federal Employment Laws plus each state has their own employment laws. What further complicates HR compliance is that the Employment Laws are often based on the number of employees that you have working for your business. This means that different laws apply if you have 10 employees compared to 100 employees.
What areas are covered in HR Compliance / an HR Audit? Typically, an HR Audit/Assessment for HR Compliance focuses on the following HR areas-all of which have associated employment laws:
Employee Benefits, Employee Compensation/Wages, Employee New Hire Orientation, Employee Payroll, Employee Recruitment and Hiring, Employee Recordkeeping, Employee Separation/Layoff, Labor Relations, OSHA, Performance Management, Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Safety.
If your HR Department hasn’t had a recent audit it’s time to call Gemini Consulting LLC