If you’re like many Connecticut business owners, you’ve spent time and resources creating employment policies and procedures for your employees that believe comply with your legal requirements as an employer.
But are those policies and procedures up-to-date?
And have you covered all of your bases?
If you’re uncertain – it may be time for you to conduct a human resource audit. Audits often lead to the discovery of issues that, if left unaddressed, can become very expensive.
Specifically, audits can help:
- Identify policies and procedures that need to be updated due to changes in the law or compliance rules
- Determine whether proper record-keeping practices are being used, and used consistently
- Identify policies and procedures that are not being followed and find out why
- Uncover whether there are any unwritten employee management practices, allowing for an assessment of the legal risks associated with those practices
- Identify opportunities for different policies or procedures that can help reduce your legal risk
- Identify where additional training or improved employer/employee communication might improve compliance
Audits can be conducted internally or with the help of external consultants. If you’d like to conduct your own audit, Kainen, Escalera & McHale has created an audit series designed to guide you through that process.
Our audit tool is broken down into six manageable segments.
To use it properly, you should carefully review each question in the audit and objectively decide whether your company has appropriate employment policies and procedures in place.
If you find you have areas of deficiency, consider calling a qualified law firm that specializes in employment and labor law and serves employers exclusively.
Such a firm can help you by reviewing your audit results and advising you on the practices and procedures most likely to provide you protection from costly future legal matters.
If you are an employer in Connecticut and have questions about disciplining or terminating an employee, contact the attorneys at Kainen, Escalera & McHale. Each of us has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of employment and labor law and can help you with this complicated topic. Please contact us if we can help you.
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