Labor and employment law is important to focus on, especially as a company and legal dynamics continue to transform. Changes to overtime policies, rest period requirements, I9, and minimum wage can affect the bottom line. You need to stay compliant to all federal, city and state labor laws and sometimes this is hard to juggle. Fortunately, technology now helps with employment law compliance.

Technology is everywhere. When you run a business, no matter the size, you have to adapt to the technological world that you live in. Technology is helpful, especially in terms of ensuring that you are consistent and comply with labor laws in 2019. Here is some of what technology does for you.

HRIS technology systems can help to keep companies compliant, while also doing so in an efficient and effective manner.  Here are a few ways human resources technology can have an impact on making your organization more compliant:

  • If onboarding forms, as well as other documents required at certain times in the employee life cycle, are automated, employers can be assured that employees are receiving required documents when and where they need them.
  • It can also serve as a document repository, where employees have all the required documents and policies available at the click of the button.
  • By integrating forms and systems, there is less data entry, and therefore, a reduction in error rates due to human error, which often results in very costly mistakes.
  • Process tasks, such as credentialing and timekeeping, can often be managed by automated monitoring and audit reports.
  • Manager and HR employee productivity will increase because they will spend less time on manual processes, and more time on strategic functions to help drive business results (while maintaining legal compliance).

When it comes to employment laws and staying compliant, sometimes it’s easier to have a system to help. The software and technology will track your employee’s credentials and track the work schedule so that you don’t violate any laws when it comes to various processes and tasks during the employee life cycle, such as scheduling and hours worked by an employee.

Changes to policy happen all of the time. Every year, businesses have to adapt to new laws. This is difficult and complex and tends to be challenging to stay abreast of legal changes. This is where technology becomes increasingly helpful.