Workplace Audits: A Road Map to Avoid Litigation

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What is a workplace audit?

Why conduct one?

How does it benefit your business?

Employers are frequently sued by their employees for inadvertent violations of the law that occur because the employer is unaware that California has many requirements.

Plaintiffs’ attorneys love to use the California Labor Code (all 9100 plus sections of it) as a basis for instituting litigation.

A Workplace Audit Helps Identify Potential Issues

A workplace audit, which examines all of your HR practices, provides you with a roadmap for correcting any issues before they become a “federal or state” case and also explains what laws become applicable as you grow your business.

Employee Relations Consultants can identify these potentially costly issues for you and provide you with preventative strategies to enable you to grow your business without costly litigation

Some of the issues reviewed as part of a Workplace Audit are:

  • Legally required Plans
  • Payroll compliance
  • Personnel file set-up including I-9’s and medical files
  • Policies, procedures and programs
  • Postings
  • Hiring procedures
  • Reference and Background Checks
  • Termination Procedures
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Compliance with Federal and State Laws

The cost of just one lawsuit can seriously cripple a business. A competitively priced Workplace Audit can allow you to grow your business knowing that you are adhering to good human resource/legal requirements.

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Client Comments: Workplace Audits

“We are a family owned company primarily in the business of mining, processing and selling construction grade aggregates and ready mix concrete and asphaltic concrete. We employ a large union work force as well as non-union professional and clerical staff.

We asked Ms Daniel to consult with us to make sure our Company and our human resources department were adequately addressing the demands placed on us by applicable federal and California labor laws and that our employee relations were optimal.

Her legal training and experience were apparent from the start. She made a thorough evaluation and practical recommendations. I am happy to recommend her.”

–Ralston ‘Ross’ Roberts, General Counsel, Syar Industries, Inc.