Staying Compliant with HR and Employment Law

Even with a fully staffed Human Resources Department it can be hard to keep up on employment law and regulations, especially with the new standards set by the Affordable Care Act. Topics such as FMLA, discrimination, and ADA, can be foggy for employers, but it is crucial that guidelines are followed in order to remain compliant and avoid potential issues with the law. 

Many employers don’t have the time to dive into what regulations they are covered under. Typically, this is based on the number of employees your company has. As an example, in order to qualify for FMLA as a private employer you must employ 50 or more people for at least 20 workweeks during the current or preceding calendar year.* 

This might not be anything your company has ever had to deal with, but at some point you may run into it so it is better to be prepared. Being prepared will pay dividends when it comes to dealing with workplace compliance. 

Once again, depending on how many employees you have, you may be concerned with FMLA, ADA, hiring, termination, and so on. Companies like Enquiron offer services such as HR Helpline to help businesses gain the knowledge they need to move forward in their HR related endeavors. Enquiron has professionals on staff that can solicit advice to address your specific needs. 

If you find yourself needing more than just advice, you can be matched with the appropriate party to help you meet your need. This especially comes in handy when you’re looking to update your employee handbook, conduct a training session, or if you have a need for employee screening services. Having an army of trusted industry leaders on call that can assist you in your process and ensure your compliance can save you a lot of time and money later on. 

Another topic to keep in mind is the Affordable Care Act. With new regulations being set in place, your company needs to be aware of the actions they need to take and what needs to be recorded as a result. With ever-changing rules and regulations you can take comfort in knowing the experts are keeping up-to-date so you can focus on running your business.

In some cases your payroll provider can help match you up with services such as the ones listed above. It could be included in your subscription, or may be added on as an additional fee. Ask your payroll software provider if they can recommend such services, or if they have worked with any in the past. 

For more information about rules and regulations and where your company falls please refer to the IRS website and the Department of Labor website

Dominion clients are able to access HR Helpline’s services at no additional cost. We also aid in remaining compliant when it comes to ACA reporting. If you’re interested in learning more, or have questions please contact Client Solutions.