In employment law, knowing the law is only half of the battle.
The other half is ensuring that your workforce is actually compliant with that law. Today, many employers are not in compliance with the vast variety of existing laws without even knowing it. For example, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has suggested that nearly 70% of employers are not in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). However, most potential violations are able to be detected and remedied by an employment practices audit. The team at Skoler, Abbott & Presser is ready to help you ensure that your workforce is compliant with our comprehensive employment practices audit.
An employment practices audit is a complete risk and liability assessment of your company’s human resources and compliance operations. Audits are a cost-effective way for employers to confirm that they are meeting their legal requirements under federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Our attorneys are skilled at identifying potential issues within your organization based on the nature of your business and current enforcement trends and will design a compliance audit tailored to your businesses individual needs. An audit may address just about any employment-related matter, including the following:
- Hiring and selection documents and procedures
- Affirmative Action Plans and Equal Employment Opportunity (“EEO”) compliance
- Discrimination and diversity
- Personnel file management
- Handbook policies
- Compensation and payroll practices
- Workplace privacy and safety
- Performance management reviews
- Employee discipline and termination practices
- Post-employment obligations
- Recordkeeping requirements
Once the audit is completed, our team will work with you to design and implement a compliance program that works for your business, while reducing litigation risk and promoting organization-wide compliance. We can assist in areas such as reconfiguring job duties to support exempt status, easing transitions from exempt to non-exempt status, drafting and designing legally compliant policies, and providing strategies for avoiding problems when disciplining and terminating employees. Our attorneys can also help you effectively communicate these changes to your workforce in a way that minimizes workplace disruption.