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episode 175 – HR compliance on the rise

Renee West, senior human resources manager at Rea, joins Dave on unsuitable to talk about HR compliance and how businesses can adhere to changes regulations.

Employers have to juggle a lot these days, especially in the area of HR compliance. In addition to usual concerns like paid sick leave, the Family & Medical Leave Act, and compensation, business owners are being confronted by a slew of new considerations – like the legalization of marijuana, generational differences, and whether it’s okay to vape indoors.

Our guest Renee West, senior human resources manager at Rea, has seen a lot over the course of her HR career, but she says that this is the most HR activity and legislative updates she has ever seen. So in this episode of unsuitable, Renee shares what she thinks all these changes will mean.

Compliance is Constantly Evolving

The policies and regulations being discussed in this episode are relevant to companies of every size, from two-person startups to Fortune 500 companies. These regulations will also be constantly evolving. So by the time we have more guidance on these issues, new things are likely to arise. That’s why we suggest reaching out to an HR professional, even if your organization is not large enough to hire a dedicated HR professional in-house. There’s a lot in the area of HR compliance to learn, and making mistakes can be quite costly.

If you are a business owner or employee, you will be interested in these other topics discussed in this episode:

  • What you need to know about changes to federal and state policy agendas.
  • How non-compliance can cost your business quite a bit.
  • Whether your business can benefit from HR consulting services.

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articles & insights

HR Compliance Is Hot Topic In 2019 – These ongoing compliance issues are serious for both large and small employers. And in 2019, you can expect to see greater emphasis on all things compliance.

Employment Laws Under The Microscope – Read on to learn what Senate Bill 199 means for your business among a handful of other legislation to consider.

Fighting Back Against The Opioid Epidemic – The increasing number of hospitalizations and deaths from illicit drugs, prescriptions and opioids continues to hit America’s workforce hard. Today, as a result, the problem has grown too big for any one person to tackle alone. Instead, it’ll take a massive collaborative effort to beat it.

Power To The Employers – The Workflex in the 21st Century Act calls for employers to offer flex arrangements to employees who have worked for at least 12 months at their company and have logged a minimum of 1,000 work hours during that year.

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