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The Current State of North America Workforce Compliance

As the world continues to endure the challenges and complexities of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers face the hurdles of a rapidly changing business landscape. Among the many “new normals” established throughout 2021, some of the most significant include the growing needs of employees and the laws designed to protect them. With new or amended legislation being established on the federal, state, and local levels at a historic pace, HR departments need to remain diligent and proactive to stay ahead and avoid liability.

Looking forward to 2022, these legislative impacts to business operations show little signs of slowing down. How can employers prepare for what’s ahead?

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This report compiles the employment legislation that impacted U.S. and Canadian employers in 2021 together with some insights into how to prepare your organization for 2022.

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In this report, WorkForce Software Director of Compliance Paul Kramer provides comprehensive legal expertise that covers:

  • New and amended COVID-19 legislation passed in 2021
  • Medical certifications under FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act)
  • Expanded FFCRA (Families First Coronavirus Response Act) leave
  • Reasonable accommodation and undue hardship under ADA
  • Crime victim leave laws
  • FMLA leave compliance

When it comes to workforce management, an organization’s compliance concerns extend beyond regulatory compliance to include union and collective bargaining agreements; industry standards; corporate policies; health and safety rules; and security concerns. With each new layer, requirements become that much more particular to a given organization.

Ensuring your organization is up to date on ever-changing labor laws, emerging issues, and new guidance does more than protect from the risk of costly litigation. A successful compliance check is a vital step in building a strong company culture and creating happy employees.

Ready to learn more about how you can support your organization’s compliance now and in the future?

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