Employment regulations on the state, local and federal level are no strangers to change. However, the pandemic, the resulting worker shortage and the national conversations being had about work have added a new layer to this shifting landscape.
In addition to the proliferation of minimum wages and sick leave, there are new regulatory frameworks for pay transparency, family leave and warehouse quotas.
The risk of non-compliance
These regulations create significant administrative challenges and new risks, as the patchwork of legislation may be inconsistent or contradictory, and multiple policies for a single employer may be required.
Failing to keep up with this rapidly changing landscape can lead to catastrophic consequences. The settlements for all employment-related class-action cases totaled $1.58 billion in 2020. This number continues to rise year over year.
If your workers are hired and overseen by an outside staffing vendor or managed services provider, these laws can still impact your bottom line in a big way, especially if your staffing partner doesn’t understand the current realities of the regulatory landscape.
Our team of employment attorneys and compliance experts closely monitor these issues to ensure that we keep our clients ahead of the curve. This guide is designed to help you understand the biggest employment compliance trends and what they mean for your company in 2022.
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