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HR Audit

Every business faces challenges in complying with various rules, laws, and regulations, in addition to general business and personnel challenges. The purpose of this questionnaire is to highlight the key areas of human resources activities that could pose risks to the business if not done or if improperly managed. Your responses will provide you with more information about what, why, and how a topic is important in your risk mitigation program.

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Question 1 of 70
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Are you a federal or state government contractor?

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Question 2 of 70
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Do you know the employment laws and regulations impacting an organization of your size (by number of employees)?

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Question 3 of 70
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Do you intend to either hire more people or shrink your workforce this year?

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Question 4 of 70
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Do you have unions subject to a collective-bargaining agreement?

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Question 5 of 70
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Do you have a regular system for monitoring and auditing your human resources to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal regulations?

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Question 6 of 70
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Have you had any employment practice claims in the last three years (including, but not limited to, NLRB, DOL, EEOC, FLSA, state agencies, mediations, arbitrations, administrative hearings, internal grievances, and attorney demands)?

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Question 7 of 70
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Do you have employment practices liability insurance coverage?

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Question 8 of 70
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Is your management personnel trained in human resources practices and compliance with company policies and the law?

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Question 9 of 70
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Do you have a recruitment process that includes defining the job prior to advertising openings and training hiring managers on the process?

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Question 10 of 70
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Are your job advertisements compliant with nondiscrimination, equal employment opportunity, and disability regulations?

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Question 11 of 70
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Do your job descriptions help you comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by setting forth essential job functions and duties?

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Question 12 of 70
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Do you use a structured interview checklist with legally-compliant interview questions?

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Question 13 of 70
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Do you have candidates complete an employment application? If so, does it specify your state requirements for background checks, employment and educational verification, criminal records, driving records, credit checks, and job-related testing?

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Question 14 of 70
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Do you conduct background checks or drug testing prior to making an offer of employment?

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Question 15 of 70
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Are the tests and assessments you conduct job-related and validated based on actual job performance?

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Question 16 of 70
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Do you have a procedure to inform applicants of their acceptance or rejection?

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Question 17 of 70
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Do you use independent contractors/contingent workers? If so, do you have them sign a contract confirming that their independent business is compliant with all labor, immigration, and tax laws and that the business has liability insurance?

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Question 18 of 70
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Do you make sure that you are fully prepared for onboarding new employees by preparing paperwork, people, policies and procedures, performance expectations, getting the workstation ready, assigning a work

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Question 19 of 70
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Do you have an updated employee handbook compliant with federal and state rules for the areas where your company operates?

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Question 20 of 70
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Does your employee handbook contain provisions for

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Question 21 of 70
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Do you have an arbitration or mediation agreement for resolving employee claims signed by employees and maintained separately from your employee handbook?

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Question 22 of 70
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Do you have a standard process for measuring and reviewing performance with employees?

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Question 23 of 70
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Does your employee handbook contain language that states that the company will not tolerate any form of harassment, discrimination, or other illegal and unethical conduct?

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Question 24 of 70
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Does your employee handbook contain an Equal Employment Opportunity policy statement, and is that also included in your employment application and posted in prominent employee areas of your company?

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Question 25 of 70
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Do you have a company ethics policy that includes the process for reporting illegal or unethical activity?

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Question 26 of 70
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Do you have a standard process for employees to communicate issues of concern (open door policy)?

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Question 27 of 70
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Do you have a documented process, designated investigators, and management training for conducting an investigation of sexual harassment, discrimination, or other complaints?

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Question 28 of 70
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Does your employee handbook outline standards of conduct and progressive disciplinary measures?

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Question 29 of 70
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Do you have an established process and managers trained to ensure that company standards are being followed prior to disciplining or terminating an employee?

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Question 30 of 70
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Does your process include a second level of review prior to taking significant disciplinary action?

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Question 31 of 70
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In the case of employment terminations, do you have a process in place to manage compliance with final paycheck regulations, required notifications for termination reasons, unemployment and benefits continuation rights, or any other notification, collection of company equipment, and exit interview process?

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Question 32 of 70
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Do you have clearly defined employee classifications (i.e., full-time, part-time, temporary, short-term, exempt, nonexempt, regular employee, independent contractor)?

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Question 33 of 70
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Have you ensured that you are paying your exempt and nonexempt employees in compliance with federal and state wage and hour laws?

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Question 34 of 70
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Do you have systems and communications in place to accurately track time worked, including meal and rest periods, as required under federal and state laws, for purposes of overtime and regulatory compliance?

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Question 35 of 70
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Do you have a process in place to approve time worked or to make scheduled work time changes (such as requests for time off, make-up time requests or schedule changes)?

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Question 36 of 70
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Do you have a written policy for absenteeism and punctuality?

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Question 37 of 70
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Do you have clearly defined paid time off policies (vacation, sick, holiday, other)?

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Question 38 of 70
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Does your sales compensation program clearly define when a commission is

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Question 39 of 70
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Do you comply with regulatory rules for the employment of minors (work permits, hours of work)?

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Question 40 of 70
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If you offer group health benefits programs to your employees, do you have Summary Plan Descriptions for the required plans?

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Question 41 of 70
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Are your benefit plans clearly communicated to eligible employees?

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Question 42 of 70
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Do your plans that are subject to IRS Section 125 (Cafeteria Plans) or Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) meet the design, notification, nondiscrimination, and record keeping requirements of those plans?

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Question 43 of 70
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Do your benefit and wellness plans comply with the portability and privacy requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)?

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Question 44 of 70
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Is your process and communications for participants eligible for health care continuation through the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) defined?

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Question 45 of 70
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Are you working with your broker to ensure that your plans comply with the plan design, notification, and recordkeeping requirements under the Affordable Care Act?

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Question 46 of 70
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Do your retirement plans (pension, 401(k), 403(b)) comply with all ERISA requirements?

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Question 47 of 70
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Are all of your discretionary bonus and benefits plans defined and communicated?

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Question 48 of 70
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If you have a severance pay plan, does it comply with ERISA requirements?

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Question 49 of 70
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Does your severance pay plan require employees to sign a Release of Claims Agreement as a condition to receiving any severance package?

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Question 50 of 70
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Do you have a policy about managing various leaves of absence, pregnancy disability, military leaves or other types of special time off needs?

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Question 51 of 70
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Do you know what types of personnel records to maintain in your files?

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Question 52 of 70
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Do you know how long to maintain your personnel records?

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Question 53 of 70
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Are your personnel files (cloud or paper) secure, with limited access to those on a

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Question 54 of 70
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Do you separate any of your personnel records?

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Question 55 of 70
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Do you know which postings you need to have on display in common areas for employees and if the posters need to be in another language besides English?

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Question 56 of 70
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Do you know what required notices you need to provide to your employees and in what languages?

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Question 57 of 70
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Do you know what notifications you need to file with the appropriate regulatory authorities?

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Question 58 of 70
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Have you complied with all OSHA and notification requirements related to your industry?

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Question 59 of 70
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Do you have an injury prevention program (IIP) that is compliant with the safety regulations in your company locations?

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Question 60 of 70
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Do you have a designated safety officer that manages periodic safety inspections/audits and corrections?

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Question 61 of 70
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Do you have a safety training program?

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Question 62 of 70
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Do you have an emergency response and communications plan?

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Question 63 of 70
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Do you have your process and communications in place for employees and managers to immediately report all occupational injuries to your human resources contact and/or workers' compensation carrier?

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Question 64 of 70
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Do you maintain your annual OSHA log to record all employee work-related illnesses and injuries and comply with all OSHA record keeping and posting requirements?

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Question 65 of 70
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Do you have a hazardous substance communication and disclosure policy that is communicated within your organization?

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Question 66 of 70
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Do you have a process for managing the employee communications and administration of workers' compensation leaves of absence, including your return-to-work protocols?

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Question 67 of 70
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Do you have a process for reviewing your losses and experience ratings with your workers' compensation agent or carrier?

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Question 68 of 70
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Have you evaluated your workplace for safety issues, including proper ergonomics, office equipment, VDT exposure, or other potential repetitive motion issues?

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Question 69 of 70
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Do you have a policy, procedures, and communications plan for managing potential violence in the workplace issues?

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Question 70 of 70
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Do you have employee wellness programs in place that are compliant with all applicable health care and privacy regulations and designed to improve health outcomes?