We conduct workplace audits to ensure compliance with laws regulating the employment relationship.

Employers should periodically review their HR policies and practices to ensure legal compliance and minimize the risk of costly employee lawsuits. This entails evaluating employee handbooks and other policies and procedures and deciding what to keep, dispose of or update. Like cleaning out the closets in our homes, spring cleaning in the workplace can be daunting. However, regularly reviewing, revising and refreshing any outdated human resources policies and practices is critical for ensuring up-to-date compliance with the law and minimizing litigation risks for employers.

By conducting thorough workplace audits, we help employers identify potential legal risks and solve personnel problems before they lead to a lawsuit. We work with you to tailor the scope of the audit to your specific needs, which may include any of the following:

Application and Onboarding

  • Employment applications
  • Job Descriptions
  • Proper completion and storage of I-9 Forms
  • Credit Check procedures and documents
  • Investigative Consumer Report procedures and documents
  • Criminal Background Check procedures and documents
  • Offer letter templates
  • Employment agreements
  • Arbitration agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Independent Contractor agreements
  • New hire checklists
  • New hire notices and pamphlets

Wage and Hour

  • Wage statements
  • Meal period waivers
  • On Duty Meal Period agreements
  • Meal and Rest Break practices
  • Timekeeping practices (such as rounding practices, clock-in/out procedures, time sheets, punch cards, electronic clock in records, etc.)
  • Proper payment of overtime
  • Proper payment of travel time for Nonexempt employees
  • Proper payment of commissions
  • Commission agreements
  • Business expense and reimbursement practices
  • Proper classification of employees as Exempt or Nonnexempt
  • Proper classification of employees as Independent Contractors
  • Proper classification of employees as Outside Salespersons
  • Proper classification of employees as Inside Salespersons
  • Proper classification of interns

Employee Relations

  • Employee Handbook reviews
  • Equal Employment and Anti-Discrimination policies
  • Performance Improvement Plan templates
  • Written warning / disciplinary action templates
  • Proper storage and maintenance of personnel files
  • Drug testing practices
  • Performance evaluations
  • Reasonable accommodation of employees with disabilities
  • Family and medical leave practices and documents
  • Pregnancy leave practices and documents
  • Paid sick leave
  • Disability leave practices and documents
  • Vacation / Paid Time Off
  • Employee termination practices
  • Severance agreement templates

We revise and update policies, documents and agreements to bring them into legal compliance, and help guide employers on how to correct any errors we discover through our audits.

We serve clients throughout California, including those in Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco and the East Bay Area. We also service clients whose headquarters are overseas or out of state, but have operations in California.

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