What Is XpertHR?
XpertHR provides HR professionals with a range of resources to reduce risk, help you stay compliant with federal, state and municipal law and adopt best practices in human resource management.
The financial crisis in the US cost millions of Americans their jobs and deeply damaged the reputation of many companies in the financial services industry. In order to repair the confidence, stability and integrity of the financial services industry, lawmakers created and continue to create many new laws to make financial products and services easily understandable and accessible to the public. Government officials are heavily involved in regulating and policing this industry, which includes knocking on employer's doors with surprise audits or investigations and providing protections for employees who report, or blow the whistle on, conduct that they perceive as unlawful. As a result, financial services employers need to be aware of the various laws applicable to their organization and take proactive steps to ensure compliance.
Like many other industries, the financial services industry is also becoming increasingly technology-driven. However, critical to this industry is the effective security of highly sensitive data. With many employees using the internet, email and social media in the workplace as well as "bringing their own devices" to work, employees could potentially expose both private information and sensitive company data to the public. Employers need to be aware of the state laws aimed at protecting employees' privacy and must ensure that their highly sensitive data is protected. Properly recruiting and hiring employees who pass a legally sound background check is also critical to information security.
At XpertHR, we provide practical tools to help minimize risk and stay compliant in the various employment laws relating to the financial services industry's most common employment concerns, including: background checks, information security, SOX and Dodd-Frank, restrictive covenants, discrimination, social media and more.
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