Compliance Check 2020

January 2019

Date: January 15, 2019

Welcome to the first in our series of monthly publications that will help you perform a self-assessment of your company’s compliance with federal, state and local employment laws and regulations.

January is the perfect time to take a fresh look at your employment policies and handbook. Here are some policies to which you should pay particular attention:

EEO & Harassment
  • Does your company disseminate to employees an equal employment opportunity (EEO) statement that applies to all aspects of employment?
  • Is your EEO statement consistent with state law?
  • Is your anti-harassment policy #MeToo ready and state law compliant?
Wage & Hour
  • Do your policies accurately reflect federal and state minimum wage and overtime requirements?
  • Do your policies reflect state pay equity requirements?
Leave Laws
  • Do your policies accurately reflect state and local paid sick and safe leave and paid family leave requirements?
  • Is your parental leave policy non-discriminatory?
  • Has your Family and Medical Leave Act policy grown with your company?
EHS, Marijuana & Privacy
  • Are your safety and drug-testing policies consistent with new OSHA regulations and state laws?
  • Do your policies appropriately address the legal morass of marijuana in the workplace?
  • Are your policies compliant with new biometric data laws?

For more information on any of these topics, please contact this month's author, Lindsay Nichols, or Nancy M. Barnes, Labor & Employment Practice Group Leader.