Compliance is an essential part of your human resources and staffing program. Across the U.S. and Canada, there are federal and local rules and regulations that must be followed to ensure you’re legally compliant in the workplace. But the world is changing faster than ever before and it can be challenging to keep up with compliance. That’s why you should partner with a compliance expert to help you reduce your risk. Here are a few things you should know about legal compliance.
Become Familiar With Local and Federal Laws
In both the U.S. and Canada there are federal employment laws that affect employers. There are also state and provincial laws enacted at the local level that employers need to know. It can be a lot to remember and comply with all of these regulations. Familiarizing yourself with them is a good first step.
That’s also why you should have an expert in your back pocket. Working with an organization like Anserteam can give you the confidence you need to ensure your companies are compliant with local and federal laws.
Compliance in the Recruitment Process
There are a lot of regulations that apply specifically to the recruitment process, most of which are designed to eliminate discrimination in hiring practices. As fast as the world is moving toward digital technology, these laws are having a hard time keeping up with all the tools available to recruiters and hiring managers.
Planning ahead to avoid questions that could lead to an unfair hiring decision can help get you started. It’s also important to know what you can and can’t talk about, Google or require throughout the process.
Post Workplace Notices
In both the U.S. and Canada there are a variety of workplace regulations that your employees need to know. For instance, in the U.S., the Department of Labor and OSHA provide notices that need to be posted within the office or industrial workplace.
It’s imperative you are on top of this information, replace notices as they are updated, and provide the proper information to your team.
Train Your Management Team
There are a variety of situations you need to be prepared for in the workplace even though you hope they never happen. That means you need to train your team of managers to be able to take action if an issue arises.
For example, your managers need to know what to do if there is an accident on the job. Or how to handle a complaint of bullying or harassment. A partner can help walk your managers through these processes when necessary.
Provide an Employee Handbook
Do you already provide an employee handbook? How often has it been updated? How do your employees have access to it? There are a lot of new things to consider in the world of employee handbooks. Many companies are turning to digital formats so the information can be updated regularly and employees can download as necessary.
You should always have your handbook vetted by a legal professional specializing in employment law. A partner, like Anserteam, can also help make sure you remain compliant across the board.
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