Most small- to mid-sized businesses in New York do not have full human resources departments. While a full department may not seem necessary, there are fundamental tasks that an HR professional can and should handle. And there is a right and wrong way to do each of these tasks.
At Bell Law Group, we are here to help clarify for our clients what they can and should do to ensure proper employment practices, regulatory compliance and more. Let our team of experienced employment lawyers help you get your HR department on the right track.
Creating HR Policies and Practices
We have drafted and reviewed company policies, documents and processes, including:
- Employee manuals
- Onboarding policies for new hires
- Firing and layoff policies
- Severance policies
- Employee claims processes
We often find that clients who have these policies in place do not have the right processes to support keeping them current. For example, how do you know that your policies are in compliance with current state and federal laws? Have you reviewed these policies recently to ensure they accurately reflect your current practices? Do you have a schedule in place that ensures you review everything on a regular basis?
With our team by your side, you will never have to hesitate when answering questions such as these.
Training for HR and Management Professionals
We also create robust training documents and sessions in addition to helping create policies such as the ones mentioned above. Examples of some of the many training sessions we can provide to your management and HR team include:
- How to properly review job applications to avoid potential discrimination claims
- How to structure an exit interview
- How to implement federally mandated employment leave practices under statutes such as the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- How to create a structured employee disciplinary process
You Do Not Have to Do It All Yourself—Call Us
The truth is the employment law landscape here in New York and across the nation continues to change at a fairly quick pace. It is impossible to think that you can and should have to stay on top of all of this while also managing and running your business. Let us help you. Call Bell Law Group today at 646-844-2126 or contact our employer lawyers via email. We are here to help you.