You set up rules for your employees to ensure that your business runs smoothly. You have handbooks that describe what the tasks are for each position. You ensure your employees know how to clock in and out and how to report the time they worked. Days off, sick leave, and overtime are spelled out and someone is assigned to keep track of it all. You have payroll staffers and human resources staffers and hiring specialists. You keep track of managers and oversee the training of new workers. You may have health insurance and retirement plans and policies in place for bereavement and family medical leave. You want to attract good employees and keep them happy, so you beef up your benefits package and make sure it all runs smoothly.
On the other side of the coin, you have rules you have to follow, too. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration requires that you follow specific guidelines to keep your employees safe on the job. The Internal Revenue Service demands certain accounting and reporting practices. The Department of Labor, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, and other governmental agencies have set up laws, rules, and guidelines for everything from minimum wage to Veteran’s Rights to how to deal with contract employees. As an employer, you could face stiff consequences if you fail to follow each law.
Fortunately, Nagle & Zaller, P.C. can help. Our attorneys are experienced in employer compliance issues and can assist your business with ensuring that it is following each applicable law. We handle claims on behalf of individuals and businesses, so we know what to look out for on your behalf.
If you are an employer and you want to be sure you’re doing everything you must do for your employees, contact one of our experienced employer compliance attorneys today.