|HR Under Attack:
How to Survive Washington’s Aggressive New Compliance Crackdown
“There is a new sheriff in town. Make no mistake about it, the Department of Labor is back in the enforcement business. We are serious, very serious.”
– Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis
The great Federal Compliance Crackdown of 2011 is in full force. What makes your organization a target? How can you stay in compliance? Can you fly under the feds’ radar? And what should you do if you’re targeted?
An alphabet soup of federal agencies — DOL, IRS, EEOC, OSHA, DHS, etc. — have ramped up their enforcement efforts. They’re targeting employers for labor, safety, tax, immigration and employment law mistakes more than at any time in recent history. And they’re not shy about it …
“Under this administration, (OSHA) is a regulatory and enforcement agency and we’re going to act like it.”
— OSHA chief David Michaels
“We’re shifting our focus to the enforcement side.”
— EEOC director Reuben Daniels
Our audio recording, HR Under Attack: How to Survive Washington’s Aggressive New Compliance Crackdown, gives you an insider’s view of what those agencies are looking for … how to avoid becoming a target … and what to do if YOU DO become a target. In just 75 minutes, you’ll learn about:
- IRS Audit Surge. The tax agency's "most significant audit initiative in decades" is going after employee misclassification and fringe benefit mistakes. Learn the 8 steps to be prepared!
- Department of Labor Reawakening. More than 200 new investigators are targeting “wage theft” (overtime, FLSA, misclassification). Learn the 7 steps to be prepared!
- EEOC’s Record Discrimination Claims. What makes you a target? And how can you avoid a complaint?
- I-9 Inspections Up Dramatically. Department of Homeland Security’s on-site I-9 audits are up dramatically this year. Learn the 7 steps to be prepared.
- Safety: Sharper Teeth & Bigger Fines. OSHA’s new approach is to “vigorously enforce” safety laws with larger fines and tighter restrictions. Learn 10 steps to prepare for a safety inspection … and 14 do’s and don’ts for surviving one.
Attendees at this year's LEAP conference showered rave reviews on this session and its presenter, attorney Marcel Debruge:
“Great presentation!” … “This was definitely need-to-know information!” … “Thanks for the warning!” … “Great information and ideas on how to avoid issues and deal with inspections.” … “Marcel was a font of information … tons of good info.”
The message is clear. Under the Obama administration, your organization is at a much greater risk of being hit with inspections, fines and even criminal penalties. And you could be PERSONALLY liable in some cases, too. It’s vital to learn this year’s “flash points” and how to steer your organization around them.
Editorial Director, HR Specialist
P.S. Your satisfaction is unconditionally guaranteed. If HR Under Attack: How to Survive Washington’s Aggressive New Compliance Crackdown fails to meet your needs, we will refund every penny you paid — no hassles, no questions asked.
|About the Speaker:
Marcel Debruge is a partner at Burr & Forman in Birmingham and the chair of the firm's Labor & Employment Practice Group. He is a frequent lecturer and author on employment law and regulatory issues. His legal practice focuses on representing management in labor & employment law, including litigation before the federal courts and administrative agencies. He most recently spoke on this topic at the national Labor & Employment Law Advanced Practices (LEAP) Symposium.
|Who Should Listen:
- HR professionals
- Supervisors and managers
- Office managers
- Business owners