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Can Your Company Survive a DOL Audit?

 

A Department of Labor audit can have a significant impact on your organization, costing your company anywhere from $500-$5,000,000 in fines and penalties. The first step to surviving an audit is knowing what to expect and being prepared.

The Department of Labor is looking more closely than ever before for potential employers who are not following the rules. Some of the main reasons for the Department of Labor to conduct an audit are employee complaints and, in some cases, just plain bad luck.

Schedule your Mock DOL Audit before it’s too late!

By conducting a mock DOL audit, we can gather information about your company’s employment practices throughout the employee life cycle. This information helps to determine your potential exposure in the event of a real audit. We identify areas of improvement, create an action plan to improve compliance and help you put systems into place.

We recently conducted a mock DOL audit for a client and we uncovered some main areas to focus on in case of a real DOL audit. Some of the items our audit uncovered included:

  • Outdated federal and state labor laws posters.
  • Risk of HIPPA and Personal information for possible identity theft with employee file practices.
  • I-9 form non-compliance and confidentiality exposure.
  • Inaccurate time keeping records.
  • Inconsistent pay practices.

Potential fines for this small company were approximately 3.2 million dollars if the Department of Labor was conducting an audit.

Are you 100% confident that your business would ace a DOL audit? Not sure, call HR Synergy at (603) 261-2402 to schedule a mock audit to help you identify your compliance exposure. We recommend conducting a mock audit annually.

 

 

Written By: Michelle Gray and Kayla Hines, HR Synergy, LLC
Image rights: Boris Dzhingarov https://www.flickr.com/photos/81894496@N06/15896297412

You Can Teach Skills, Not Speed

A Message From Our Guest Blogger:

As a young athlete, I remember a coach saying this at an event and it stuck with me.  Luckily for me, I had speed – but my skills were lacking.  I was chosen by a coach that knew how to teach skill and was looking for someone with speed.  We made a perfect pair and the year was a great success for both of us!

The same theory applies to applicants.  If you have a candidate that has all the soft skills, culture and work ethic but is inexperienced in a few of the job requirements – you should hire and ‘coach’ them as they have the “speed”.    Soft skills, culture and work ethic are instilled when we are in our formative years and is part of our being.  It’s a much longer and painful road to instill those skills than it is to teach a ‘function’ of the position.

Accurate Staffing, LLC is all about matching the best candidate to your company’s culture, job description and the personality fit for the team.  We place temporary, temp-to-perm and direct hires in the Manufacturing, Engineering and Information Technology sectors.   Locally owned and operated, our process is stellar and our placements are guaranteed.  Contact us today!

 

 

 

 

Angela Roussel-Roberge, President
(603) 321-1596
angela@accuratenh.com