Compliance

Today, business owners face a variety of challenges. Starting and running a business is a challenge in itself, but the myriad of labor regulations thrust upon businesses just increases the complexity. Failure to comply with local, state, and federal laws can lead to costly penalties, and in some cases, dissolution. To complicate things further, the legal landscape is constantly changing with laws being added and amended on a regular basis. Look no further for all that you need to know on compliance issues that affect your business. Topics range from ensuring compliance with independent contractors, to performing human resources audits, and beyond. Located in the Greater New England region, we at Navigate PEO want to help your business perform better, and we know that ensuring compliance is a big part of that. These blog posts will make it easier for you to avoid the costly consequences of noncompliance so you can focus on growing your business.

Employee Handbooks: Why Are They Important?

Employee Handbooks: Why Are They Important?

While having an employee handbook may seem like something that only larger corporations need to worry about, the reality is that employee handbooks are important and beneficial for businesses of all sizes, even those with just a handful of employees. A well-drafted,...

To Improve Safety in the Workplace, Improve Communication

To Improve Safety in the Workplace, Improve Communication

Did you know that for every $1 a company invests in workplace safety, there is a resulting $4 return on investment? (Source) Many employers know that they need to be paying attention to safety in the workplace, but are not effectively doing so. Developing a culture of...

Ensuring Compliance with Independent Contractors

Ensuring Compliance with Independent Contractors

Over the past several years, hiring activity has been on an upward trend for small businesses. At the same time, the types of jobs being generated by small businesses are shifting, as the general economy evolves and changes. Most notably, the “gig economy” is on the...

Factors to Consider When Determining Pay Period

Factors to Consider When Determining Pay Period

Payroll is an essential function of every business. That being said, there are varying ways that employers can actually distribute pay to employees, and one critical decision that employers need to make when setting up payroll is which of the different types...

Time’s Up: Resources for Employers

Time’s Up: Resources for Employers

If you watched the 75th Annual Golden Globes on Sunday, January 7th, you most likely noticed that many of the celebrities wore black and were talking about a movement called “Time’s Up”. Time’s Up is an initiative launched by several hundred females in the...

Inclement Weather: What Employers Need to Know

Inclement Weather: What Employers Need to Know

We are in the midst of the winter months, which for many employers means increased concern surrounding inclement weather and how it impacts the workplace. Employers walk a tough tightrope between ensuring that employees are safe and making certain that the business...

Workplace Risk Mitigation: What’s Your Strategy?

Workplace Risk Mitigation: What’s Your Strategy?

In hiring your first employee, you assumed potential risks and liabilities. These risks include lawsuits, employment-related disputes and compliance issues — just to name a few. Resolving these issues requires money and time, taking your focus away from growing your...

Pay Equity Compliance 101

Pay Equity Compliance 101

The topic of a wage gap between genders is hotter than ever, and wage laws are becoming an issue of concern for employers on both the state and national level. In September, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a final version of the Employer...

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