We closed out 2020 which has brought with it an evolution in HR like no other. As we have learned a lot during this time, we are now preparing to welcome 2021 with open arms.
Changes Coming Into 2021
2021 is bringing with it a new set of changes within our workforce and evolving how we manage human resources. Now more than ever is the time to look at setting up an HR Audit. Changes in various industries have been updated to accommodate the extra need for health safety and social distancing within the workplace related to COVID-19. Ensuring employees’ health is equally as important as making sure they are classified correctly. We will see revisions to employee classification kicking off in January of 2021. It is very important to have all your employees classified correctly as a misclassification lawsuit could mean the end for a company.
When was the last time you reviewed your payroll? The minimum wage and employee leave policies have changed for most companies in 2021. Many companies are not aware of the impacts for an employee that is nonexempt on an hourly wage when state wage requirements are updated. Companies should make sure that PTO is up to date for their employees regardless of when they were hired.
One of the most forgotten items within HR is the employee handbook and with all these new changes coming Jan 1, 2021 , it is time to dust it off and make sure it is up to date. An employee handbook is not only a resource guide but it is one of the best communication tools for the employer to help keep all their employees up to date and set the exceptions of the company. It may not always be required but it is needed now more than ever.
Work With New City Insurance
What better way to be ready and prepared for these changes than to work with a professional HR consultant. You will be provided with a one-on-one customer experience and the comfort of knowing you will be all set to face 2021 and ready to kick off the new year without hesitation. Reach out to us by phone at 888-210-2759 or request a consultation online today.