The start of a new year is a great time to reflect on your business progress over the past year and set goals and resolutions for the future. Here are five HR resolutions to consider making as we dive into the new year.

Make Your Pay Practices Compliant with FLSA Overtime Exemption Changes

The changes to the overtime law take effect January 1, 2020. Going over your overtime pay practices is a good way to make sure you are in compliance for the new year. If you don’t know what the overtime law changes are, take a look at our previous blog post for details. For reports and forms to help you audit pay, contact our HR team at humanreasources@helpside.com.

Prepare for Questions About Changes to IRS Form W-4

The IRS form W-4 changes on January 1, 2020 as well. Your employees might have questions while filling out this updated form. Here is a blog and video with everything you’ll need to know.

Review Your Policies to Match Company Culture

Your company culture might have changed from the time when you created your policies. Go through your employee policy guide and evaluate if anything needs to change to reflect new laws or new company practices. You can send your updated policy guide to Helpside to get a PDF version uploaded on the Helpside Employee Portal for easy employee access. Send it to hemanresources@helpside.com.

Verify Your Compliance with Current State Minimum Wage Laws

Many states have chosen to have minimum wage rates higher than the Federal minimum wage rate. You are required to follow the higher minimum wage rate. If you’re not sure if your state is one of the states with higher rates, check this blog.

Comply with Federal and State Employment Poster Requirements

All employers must post labor law posters to be in compliance. These posters need to be put in highly visible area of your workplace. For tips, downloads, and pricing on our all in one federal poster, go here. For free downloads for all the state required posters, go here.

These resolutions will help you walk into the new year with confidence that your HR practices are compliant. If you have questions, contact the Helpside HR team for assistance.