2023 Employment Law Updates
Hey HR: Understanding the Heavy Responsibility of Compliance in 2023 Law Updates
Just saying the phrase “compliance in 2023” can make any HR personnel shudder with the weight of the responsibility they carry. Tamika, the face behind Hey HR, shares in a Youtube video how managing and complying with HR regulations, reporting requirements, and recent court rulings is not an easy feat. The good thing is, she also uses the same video to help HR professionals prepare for the biggest changes in employment laws expected in 2023.
First things first, in understanding the new laws, HR still needs to comprehend the current regulations, reporting requirements, and the latest court rulings. It’s best to enlist the help of employment law attorneys to learn from their wealth of information from the court rulings, gather best practices and ensure HR policies and procedures are updated accordingly.
Tamika highlights three significant laws that will impact HR in 2023: layoffs, paid transparency, and California law updates. In managing layoffs, HR professionals need to understand the trends and find ways to minimize their occurrence. They also need to create guidelines and procedures for communicating layoffs internally and externally, including how to present it in a resume. HR must also plan on how to minimize the fallout, such as hiring freezes, and prepare for rehiring down the line.
Paid transparency refers to the disclosure of employee salaries, benefits, and any compensation information. Companies must comply with regulations, including annual pay transparency reports and other such requirements that vary depending on location, size, and industry.
For HR professionals in California, they must be aware of the updated laws, including the ab152 supplemental paid sick leave and an increase in the minimum wage. HR teams need to create plans and systems to handle wage garnishments and civil-rights reporting, among other things.
Tamika’s video serves as a reminder to HR professionals on how heavy the burden of compliance is and how best practices and staying informed can help manage these changes effectively. Through educating themselves and their team, HR can not only stay compliant but also find better ways to engage with employees while ensuring their protection.
In the end, Tamika’s advice is not to fret too much about compliance, but please don’t take the responsibility of ensuring employees’ protection lightly. HR professionals must stay informed, educated, and engaged in the laws and ensure risk management procedures and protocols are up to date to meet compliance standards. Compliance is not just about ticking boxes; it’s about being responsible for employees’ well-being and the company’s future.