Human Resources Compliance Assessment

The human resources function of an organization is critical in its support of the company’s strategic objectives but is it also a hotbed of potential liabilities.  There are payroll risks, state wage and hour risks, a variety of federal employment law risks, tax risks, benefit plan risks, contract risks, workers compensation risks, etc.; and that’s just scratching the surface.  The detailed compliance requirements under each of these headings can be daunting, even for the seasoned HR professional.

We assist companies in addressing all of these burdens (via our partnership with ManagEase –  But the key to managing HR compliance risk is identifying those areas that are most susceptible.  We can help you do that with our HR Compliance Assessment.

This is an on-site general review of HR compliance with federal and state laws and a strategic evaluation of the HR function, including:

  • Assessing the HR Department structure relative to the organization’s structure,
  • Evaluating the workforce competencies relative to individual roles and company needs,
  • Assessing strategic business goals relative to HR functionality,
  • Reviewing communication practices both within HR and between HR and company leadership,
  • Identifying record keeping ‘gaps’,
  • Reviewing payroll periods, accrual records, payroll vendor interfaces, employee classifications, and time-and-attendance records,
  • Comparing  benefits statements to carrier contracts, invoices and change orders,
  • Reviewing employee handbooks and supervisor manuals, employee training records and personnel files, job descriptions, disciplinary measures, and I-9 reporting,
  • Reviewing leave of absence procedures, documentation, and compliance,
  • Auditing compliance with OSHA safety regulations and communications requirements,
  • Assessing the recruitment/onboarding process, and
  • Advising on new regulatory changes.

 We conclude the process by providing your company with a write-up of our findings, including specific recommendations for risk mitigation, structural alignment, and system optimization.