I cannot believe that it is already nearly mid-July. The year seems to be flying by. You may recall, in January we gave you a list of eight things for your HR Risk Management "to do" list. Now that we are half way through 2016, it's a good time to check-in on your to-do list. The full blog post from January can be found HERE, but here is the quick list:
1. Update your employee handbook;
2. Review independent contractor classification;
3. Re-examine employee exempt/non-exempt classification
4. Review your pay policies
5. Update your training
6. Review employee files
7. Review (or draft) written job descriptions
8. Review your forms and posters.
While all of these items are important, as we have said in previous blog posts and alerts, changes in overtime rules make 3, 4 and 5 even more important. With more employees being eligible for overtime, classifications, pay policies and job descriptions should be revisited and updated.
Addressing these eight items will go a long way to managing human resources risk. Of course, if you need help, we are here!
Julie Kinkopf is a Partner at Weber Gallagher Law firm and is an accomplished attorney who has represented employers for over 15 years. Ms. Kinkopf helps businesses develop sound employment practices and provides training to supervisors and employees designed to avoid litigation and government audits. She also represents employers before various governmental agencies as well as in state and federal courts in post-employment litigation, including discrimination, retaliation, pay disputes and non-compete/trade secret matters. For more information contact Julie Kinkopf at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215.972.7914
Disclaimer: The contents of this post are for informational purposes only, are not legal advice and do not create and attorney-client relationship.