HR compliance isn’t just a good idea. It’s the law. – HR Affiliates Blog
Growing companies aren’t always aware of the legal pitfalls they face when it comes to HR compliance or how expensive it can be when they’re not in compliance. For example, if you don’t have I-9 forms (the ones that verify identity and employment authorization) for every employee, you could face fines of up to $1,100 per missing form. That can add up and cripple a business’s ability to operate in the blink of an eye.
The real problem with keeping up with compliance is that there are so many things to keep up with. And if you’re busy running a business, you have enough to keep up with already without worrying about the details of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Time and again we see companies that don’t pay their overtime correctly, that improperly classify exempt and nonexempt employees, and that misclassify independent contractors. The list goes on and on, and we haven’t even touched on State regulations yet.
The point is that HR functions within a company are best left to experienced HR professionals. We’re the people who know compliance issues inside and out. And when it comes to growing companies, the risk of anything less than having a professional HR partner is far too great.
Now, if you’ve read this and you’re worried that you might not be in compliance, good. You should be. Luckily for you, we can put your mind to rest with our free compliance review. Just fill out this form and we’ll schedule a time that’s convenient for you.