1. Regulatory Compliance
* Determine which Federal & State labor laws apply to your business based on your type
and employee size.
* Post the required Federal & State labor law posters.
2. Policies and Procedures
* Develop & implement at
least the minimum required policies for your business.
* Consider developing an employee handbook.
3. Personnel Files
a file for each of your employees.
* Be aware of the "documents" that are required for each employee and those that are
permitted in the personnel file.
4. New Employee Orientation
* Determine the essential components that you need to successfully
employees to your business.
* Develop a structured format to ensure compliance with applicable regulations.
Recruitment and Hiring
* Establish recruiting practices that are within the regulatory requirements.
* Determine if you are hiring
the "right" person for the job you have open.
* Measure the return-on-investment of your recruiting dollars.
6. Employment Application
* Does your application have the appropriate disclaimers to protect your business?
* Are you asking any questions that could put
your business at legal risk?
* Develop training objectives that make sense for your business.
* Utilize programs that
maximize your training investment.
8. Employee Benefits
* Is your benefit package competitive to allow you to hire and retain the
* Review your plans for the appropriate compliance issues.
9. Workers' Compensation & Safety
* Develop a safety program
that is effective in reducing work-place risk and your costs.
* Manage your workers' compensation claims to minimize your expenses.
* Explore the various programs available to allow you to reduce your workers'
if you are offering a competitive pay package.
* Review your pay procedures to ensure compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act
* Evaluate various pay structures that fit your company.