Services: HR Compliance
HR Compliance Solutions for French companies in the US
Axelia Partner’s three-tier HR Compliance Solutions service proactively addresses the essentials of your US subsidiary’s HR needs, so that you can focus on growing your business. Implementing best practices in HR will ensure your compliance with state and federal employment regulations —and limit your litigation exposure.
Greater litigation exposure in the US
Becoming an employer in the US comes with certain litigation risks. By default, employment in the US is at-will, which means that either party may terminate the relationship at any time, with or without cause. This practice seems simple, flexible, and employer-friendly, but it also creates a favorable environment for litigation. Additionally, the US legislative and judicial systems take harassment and discrimination in the workplace very seriously —and so should employers. According to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), more than 84,000 harassment/discrimination charges were filed in 2017 against employers, and the numbers of such cases have trended upward over the past ten years.
In this context, it is essential for employers to take comprehensive measures to limit litigation risks, to ensure a harassment/discrimination-free workplace, and to protect their business financially.
Three essential HR Tools
Axelia Partners’ HR Compliance Solutions combines three essential tools that will enable your French or European organization to operate in the US with peace of mind. This service is flexible, cost effective, and preventive.
- Employee Handbook: When well-crafted, an employee handbook is beneficial to both employers and employees. Our specialists will create a customized handbook that includes clear provisions, including anti-harassment policies. Backed by the leading labor and employment law firm in the US, our service ensures that your employee handbook is, and remains, compliant with federal and local laws —a challenge especially for companies operating in multiple states. We will keep your employee handbook up-to-date as legislation and organization changes occur. For this purpose, an annual review is included in our competitive cost. Learn about the many benefits of an employee handbook.
- Anti-Harassment Training: Bills mandating employers to provide annual sexual harassment prevention training, are making their way through the legislative process in several states. Such a bill has been signed into law for all employers in the State of New York, and for employers with 5 or more employees in California. To help you promote a harassment-free culture throughout your organization, we provide flexible, cost effective, compliant, and trackable online training solutions wherever your employees are.
- Employer Practice Liability Insurance: Given the increase in employment-related litigation, we highly recommend the purchase of an Employer Practice Liability Insurance policy. This insurance covers litigation costs in cases involving wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, and more. Our team can assist you in identifying the right insurance broker for your needs.
If you are not sure where to start, Axelia Partners’ HR team can assist your French organization in implementing preventive HR compliance solutions for your US subsidiary. Please contact us.
Download our HR Compliance Solutions brochure.