Managing a business - and keeping track of numerous employment laws - is a major challenge in today's sea of regulations. According to the report, "Small Business Problems & Priorities", compiled by the National Federation of Independent Businesses Research Foundation, the federal government alone proposes approximately 150 new rules every year that cost business owners over $100 million per rule in compliance costs.
To successfully navigate the currents of law, employers need to be alert to the laws and regulations specifically related to their businesses.
Keeping tabs on frequent changes in employment laws can be time-consuming and confusing for business owners. While managing the multiple priorities of running a business, employers must also make sure that they are meeting applicable federal and state agency requirements. Every year, the federal government alone proposes approximately 150 new rules that cost business owners over $100 million per rule in compliance costs. To avoid violations, employers must be alert to changes pertaining to laws and regulations related to their businesses.
Paychex’ recent White Paper, “Staying Afloat in the Sea of Employment Regulations,” discusses some of these laws, including:
- Employment Eligibility Verification Form (1-9)
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Protecting Health Information
- New-Hire Reporting
- Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
- Federal Posting Requirements