Multistate Employers and Compliance Issues

Does your management team consult with you prior to expanding to additional states? Although this change is positive and exciting for the company, it is frequently a major headache for Human Resources. When your company expands its business, it is important to understand the implications of doing business in other states. Many employment issues are regulated by state laws and increasingly by local ordinances. Therefore, employers will need to research and understand these laws when expanding to new locations.

Potential issues for review include employment applications, background checks, drug testing, discrimination, wage-and-hour issues, leaves of absence, immigration compliance, posters, training, taxes, and more. And then, of course, there is the issue of the employee handbook. Is it best to have one handbook or a handbook for each location? MSEC staff is available to discuss these issues with you.

MSEC also offers a complimentary online tool to members, CCH Answers Now, which provides guidance on all 50 states. Click here to access.