How Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) Can Help with HR Compliance Challenges

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How Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) Can Help with HR Compliance Challenges

By Jay Starkman

It is the rare small or mid-size business that has expertise both in its industry segment and in handling the demands of employees. It is a professional employer organization's business to be an expert in all aspects of employment.  Reported in the Business Journals

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Wage & Hour Rules and Job Classifications

Chief among the issues that keep employers up at night is staying compliant with federal and state employment laws.

Arguably, wage and hour rules are the most complex and cause the most issues for companies. Job classifications under the FLSA can confuse even the most experienced HR managers.

In fact, some of the costliest wage and hour lawsuits and penalties on record could have been avoided if only the employer properly classified an employee as either exempt or nonexempt. It’s critically important to understand the law — and the devil is in the details.

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How to ask your boss if it's OK to stay home in bad weather

Engage PEO's Angela Rochester, Assistant General Counsel and HR Consultant, advises companies and employees on what to do if you can't make it to work due to severe weather.

“If there’s not a policy in place, address the issue with your manager or with HR. We always stress to communicate sooner rather than later; also, a good employer will communicate [any policies or guidelines] to you well in advance.”

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