LABOR LAW NEWS
Top 5 Takeaways from the GovDocs Compliance Roundtable
By Kelsey Basten
Published on December 7, 2017
GovDocs hosts a quarterly Compliance Roundtable, where a group of HR compliance professionals comes together to network and discuss all areas of Employment Law Management (ELM). During these interactive sessions, we discuss strategies and best practices organizations implement to effectively manage their enterprise-wide labor law compliance programs.
This quarter’s Compliance Roundtable was hosted Nov. 15, 2017, by our client, eyewear retailer Luxottica based in Mason, OH. Here are the top five takeaways from the session:
1. Retailers are struggling to ensure their location managers display labor law posters as soon as they arrive.
One of the attendees, who works for the world’s largest department stores, stated this is their biggest issue when managing labor law compliance for their locations. They explained their location managers do not feel urgency to hang the labor law posters as soon as they arrive, and managers don’t understand the issues that may arise when the location is not compliant.
To solve this challenge, GovDocs introduced Poster Check earlier this year, a tool that bridges the gap between poster delivery and display.
2. Minimum wage management is becoming more and more complex for companies of all sizes.
One of the biggest specialty retail brands in the world expressed its concern with managing minimum wage rates for all its locations, forcing their compensation managers to:
- Monitor all the latest federal, state, county and city minimum wage rates for thousands of store locations
- Determine which rate then applies to each location
- Sift through news alerts, blogs, agency websites – and more
- And, consult with inside or outside legal counsel
This not only takes away time from other tasks, but also opens the company up to wage theft and litigation.
If you’re struggling with the same issues, check out GovDocs Minimum Wage, a web-based app that provides up-to-date minimum wage rate and related details for each of your company location.
3. Communication of monthly labor law changes to individual company locations is inconsistent and difficult to manage.
We also heard many large companies are struggling to manage communications to their locations when labor law updates occur. They hesitate sending too many emails, but still want to ensure their locations are compliant. How do you find the balance between too much and too little communication?
And, specific to retailers, there are often communication freezes during the holiday season, so store managers can easily focus on other tasks to keep up with the increase in store traffic.
If you are looking for a way to communicate updates to your company locations, GovDocs can help you. With the GovDocs Update Program, we offer update posting instructions to help your location managers stay informed of labor law updates when they receive the newest labor law posters.
4. Company locations are running out of space to display their labor law posters.
One of the world’s largest department stores also expressed its locations are running out of room on their bulletin boards for labor law posters. This is a direct result of the increase in employment laws, like minimum wage, and accompanying poster requirements.
This department store is attempting to combat the fight for wall space by placing posters in the employee bathrooms, the only conspicuous area with enough wall space.
Did you know you are required to display your labor law posters in a specific area? Learn more here.
5. Weapon and gun signage inquiries are increasing.
With the increase in gun violence across the U.S., the companies in attendance talked about implementing weapon or gun signage for their locations. Have you considered this, as well?
If you are interested in =custom weapon or gun signage for your locations, check out GovDocs’ Custom Products.
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Looking for more?
Join us Wednesday, Dec. 13, for our quarterly webinar, A Look Back, A Look Ahead: 2017-18 Employment Law Trends. This 60-minute GovDocs-style “fireside” chat will cover the year in review, including our 2017 predictions, what actually occurred and insight into 2018. All this threaded with real-world examples and stories we’ve heard from prospective customers, clients and other professionals in the HR and compliance fields.
An expert panel of GovDocs staff will cover trends like:
- Minimum wage laws show no signs of slowing down
- Paid leave laws continue to affect everyone
- Discrimination laws are on the rise
- Outside of our predictions, additional laws also gained momentum in 2017
Who is GovDocs?
GovDocs simplifies the complexity of employment law management (ELM) for large, multilocation employers across all industries. We offer a suite of innovative compliance products, including labor law postings, data software applications and other program management tools, to ease the day-to-day responsibilities of human resources, compensation, legal and finance teams.