The myriad, head-spinning array of employment laws and regulations keeps many an HR professional awake at night. Your biggest challenge rests less in the details of those laws and more with the need to have an integrated strategy for dealing with legal compliance. A sophisticated compliance structure will take into account the nuances presented by diverse populations of workers and functions at a single site and the challenges endemic to companies with multiple locations and jurisdictions, whether just over a state line or across the ocean. To help you on this strategic path, we offer the perspectives of savvy labor counsel, Debra Weiss Ford from Jackson Lewis, and Sandi Anderson, HR Compliance Director for TJX Companies, who is using her 20 years of HR experience to build just such an overarching strategy. Their far-reaching discussion will touch on issues of ethics, the importance of stakeholdering, HR’s strategic role and responsibility to the organization to consider business impact of compliance initiatives, the importance of a strong and regular partnership with legal counsel on compliance strategies, and some guidance on the plusses and minuses of settling cases.
Approved for SHRM credit and HRCI general (HR) credit.