Human Resource Compliance

Business  /   /  By Yasir Lodhi

Human resource compliance can be easily overlooked and even when a company believes they have all their bases covered and every checkbox ticked some things easily slip through.  Human resource compliance is not just challenging and complex but it is one of the biggest jungles of legislation, rules and regulations in pretty much any business.  Of course the large your business is the large the staff component you have and the more challenging human resource compliance becomes.

Acts and legislation that cover fair labor standards and govern minimum wages and overtime need to be managed.

Laws that govern the hiring and firing of personnel, contracts of employment and conditions of employment need to be managed from an HR perspective. Age, race, gender and other factors are all important and a single slip up on a seemingly insignificant matter can prove costly.

Human Resource Compliance

Making sure than medical and family leave is adequately managed and properly administered is vital, the legal requirement for leave is sometimes not fully understood and the right human resource compliance tools, as this example from Elevate Insurance in Las Vegas, Nevada, protects both the employer and employee.

There are many areas in HR where compliance is necessary and without the right Human resource compliance tools it is difficult for even the most competent of HR departments to be completely sure that compliance is met.

Class action suits are commonplace and the cost of these actions has been far higher than it would have been to implement resource compliance tools. Corporate companies often believe they are too big to worry about compliance and many just assume they are compliant. While it is fair to say that not every corporate business will be audited for human resource compliance the cost of not being so is high and the risk of not being so much greater than a small investment in resource compliance tools.  Complacency sets in too easily, however in 2015 the employee is a great deal better informed about his or her rights and even if he isn’t find out merely requires a few words typed into Google.

Human resource compliance is something any company should see as important and resource compliance tools are as important as an ERP or email system within a company. Human resource Compliance Tools work in two ways firstly for the benefit of the company who feels confident they are in line with rules and regulations. Secondly resource compliance tools help the employee and an employee feels confident knowing that he or she is looked after and is employed correctly and well.  All round human resource compliance tools become an investment for a company and will highlight areas where work or improvement is needed.  Ask yourself if you would rather wait for and deal with a striking workforce to tell you where you are not compliant or would you rather have a system that can advise you where you may be slipping?

Most companies don’t want a strike on their hands, no company wants class action being taken for better conditions and every company wants happy employees who know that the company they work for respects them.  Human resource compliance Tools cold be the best investment your business makes.

Based in Cape Town, South Africa Matt Newnham is a writer who has a cup that is always a little more than half full. Matt is passionate about life and success and his writing has earned him the title “The Master of Emotional Appeal” as he manages to find the true heart and human feeling of almost any subject.  Follow Matt on Twitter @MattNewnhamZA  , on Facebook and on his website www.mattnewnham.co.za

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