An HR compliance audit is necessary in every professional place of business. They are useful because they create structure in the workplace as well as establish appropriate guidelines to follow. These workplace development procedures create objectives, strategies, and tactics that are imperative for a business to grow. At FosterThomas, our HR compliance auditing services in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, are extensive. The goal is to learn insight about the environment and daily operations of the business. Once the audit is complete, the advisor will investigate the information and find issues within the systematic functions that do not adhere to federal mandates as well as search for weaknesses that can result in a toxic workplace environment.

During a workplace investigation, we examine the following:

  • Written documents  
  • Employee incentives, income, relations, and safety 
  • Compliance 
  • Fair Labor and Standards Act
  • Attendance  
  • Hiring, terminating, and teaching practices  

The following are required by law in most states to address during a HR compliance audit:

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)  
  • Equal Pay  
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) 
  • Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) 
  • National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) 
  • Worker’s Compensation 
  • Injury/Illness Prevention Plans 
  • Jury Duty Leave 
  • Military Duty Leave 
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave 
  • Sexual Harassment 
  • State/Federal Laws 

The process typically begins by the auditor seeking access to all documentation over the course of time that has passed since the last audit has taken place. From there, an audit plan is created which outlines the course of action during the investigation. Once that has been confirmed, a closing meeting will take place which finalizes the audit.

FosterThomas is committed to excellence and putting people behind solutions. As an ADP Formal Alliance Partner, we work to improve your system.

For additional information about how you can incorporate our workplace development process into your business model, reach out to an advisor today.