Risk Mitigation & Compliance

Your office admin doubles as your Human Resources manager, maintaining payroll, ensuring  employees are enrolled in benefits, and handles other administrative tasks.  But do they know how to evaluate an accommodation request under the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA)?  Do they understand how the FMLA and the New Jersey Family Leave Act interrelate?   Are they adept at identifying business practices that could be considered discriminatory?

An inexperienced Human Resources person who makes the wrong decision — even something as simple as asking the wrong question in an interview — can lead to significant consequences.  Employee litigation can cost your business well over $80,000.

Consider a Human Resources “Checkup”

Marzano HR Consulting will review your HR practices and provide a report on any risks or inefficiencies which have been identified.

Risk Mitigation and Compliance Services

The following areas are included in the Human Resources Checkup. Should you want us to focus on just one or several areas listed below, we can most certainly do that.

Employee relations

Guidance on the handling of a myriad of HR issues, including disability accommodations, leave management, policy infractions and terminations. For more information on this topic, go to our employee relations page.

Workforce training

We provide training on topics such as employment discrimination and sexual harassment.

Independent contractors

Close to 20% of workers are misclassified as independent contractors (1099s). We will ensure your independent contractors pass the federal government’s independent contractor test.

Employee file reviews

Many small businesses include in employee files documents which violate HIPPA, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VII and the NJ Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD).

Job descriptions

It’s important to ensure that your job descriptions not only accurately depict requirements and responsibilities, but are also ADA and OSHA compliant.

Exempt vs non-exempt classifications

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) details the criteria needed to classify a job as either exempt or non-exempt (overtime eligible). We can put each job through the FLSA exemption test.

Background checks

We have partnered with a well-respected investigation company to ensure an expedited and thorough background check at a very fair price.

Complaint Investigations

We can conduct an impartial third party investigation, recommend any necessary disciplinary action and draft the proper documents to be provided to all relevant parties. For more information on this topic, go to our employee relations page.