Why compliance is more important than ever for HR?
Most often, it is quite easy for entrepreneurs and business leaders to overlook the importance of HR and compliance concerns. When in reality, a human resources department faces immense compliance risks than any other departments in a business. Further, the HR head plays a crucial role in driving compliance.
Human resources leaders and managers ought to have compliance concerns in any area wherein government bodies come into picture. Here are top five and key compliance concerns for HR managers:
1. Misclassifying employees
It is imperative for HR professionals to ensure spot-on classification of their employees. For instance, independent contractors vs. employees and non-exempt vs. exempt. This includes proper classification of their pay structures as well.
2. Social media compliance
Last few years have witnessed a steep surge in unfair labour charges wherein some employers disciplined their employees for social media posts/comments, which has been deemed as rigorous. This is why human resource practitioners ought to work in tandem with the legal panel to make sure that all such policies stay compliant and up-to-date.
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3. Employment discrimination laws
We have been hearing all kinds of news that talk about discrimination on disability, race, ethnicity, pregnancy, etc. at workplaces. These types of discriminations have made it increasingly important for HR personnel to make sure that their companies adhere to compliance and laws pertaining to all forms of employment discriminations.
4. Remuneration discrimination
There has been a lot of buzz around promoting equal compensation these days. Here, human resource professionals ought to accumulate significant amount of remuneration data and analyse the same for promoting fair remuneration across the organisation and curb the issues of compensation discrimination.
So as you can see from the aforementioned pointers that HR faces a wide array of risks within a company and is liable for several critical processes to ensure a company’s full adherence to compliances and regulations.
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