Written By YellowBird
February 01, 2022
A good place to lead off your HR compliance checklist is with hiring. Does your organization have in place detailed and transparent information about sourcing, interviewing, and hiring new employees, including an overview of your current application forms and job descriptions? Make sure your forms and practices comply with the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Americans With Disabilities Act by answering the following questions:
Then, check whether your business is subject to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. HIPAA is a federal law that requires certain individuals and organizations to protect individuals' protected health information from being disclosed without the individual's knowledge or consent. If you are a covered entity, answer the following questions to ensure you're complying with HIPAA standards:
Next, ensure that all of your employment opportunities are honest and upstanding. They can't discriminate against any group of individuals (i.e., they must be inclusive regarding age, sex, religion, race, and more). Keep the ADA and Affirmative Action Plan in mind.
Review your organization’s internal 2021 workplace safety concerns and violations and answer the following questions:
You need to also answer the following:
Review your current HR policies and reports with these questions in mind:
To protect your employees' physical and mental health, look at the regulations and the policies you have in place:
Your compliance checklist needs to thoroughly examine benefits and payroll policies/ procedures.
Are your benefits and payroll packages clearly laid out and defined, with no grey area? If not, you need to readjust legislation so your employees know what to expect. Ensure that all of your policies and procedures comply with the Equal Pay Act and Family and Medical Leave Act.
Finally, you need to evaluate how your organization handles terminations and offboarding. Ask yourself the following:
Here are some notes to keep in mind as you run through your HR compliance checklist:
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