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Employer Liability Concerns in Employee Management: Federal

Author: Jose M. Jara, Buck Consultants

Summary

  • Minimizing claims by employees and the government requires good management of employee activities, having set policies and procedures in place, maintaining appropriate documentation and records, and having a good internal investigation process. See Minimizing Employee Claims.
  • Damages and penalties under labor and employment laws are comprehensive and can amount to significant liability to an employer who is not compliant. See Damages and Penalties.
  • The US Department of Labor (DOL), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) have implemented major efforts to increase enforcement of labor and employment laws. See Enforcement Initiatives.