What does this mean? Businesses should expect more (and more comprehensive) audits, involving all aspects of the workplace. While it used to be a safe assumption for any business that the chances of it being hit with a DOL were remote, that is no longer a safe assumption. Many businesses will be identified for audit. Now is the time to “clean house,” taking reasonable steps to ensure compliance by conducting a self-audit, fixing any problems that are uncovered. Those steps will go a long way towards minimizing the disruption (and potential penalties) associated with increased enforcement.
Written by Martha