New HRAnswerLink White Paper Confronts the Five Compliance Issues Small and Mid-Sized Organizations Must Get Right

PLEASANTON, Calif./Oct. 12, 2011 — HR is fraught with compliance landmines that could financially devastate a small or mid-sized company. HRAnswerLink addresses many of these HR hotspots and offers critical information with its new white paper.

“Five Compliance Areas Every Small and Mid-sized Business Must Get Right—or Risk Losing Everything” identifies the key areas that smaller organizations must not let slip through the administrative cracks: employment terminations, disability accommodations, reporting and record-keeping requirements, recent OSHA efforts, and current Department of Labor priorities.

HR expertise is especially critical for small enterprises; no one is exempt from abiding by HR laws, and one lawsuit or a few fines can devastate a smaller business. Fines for failure to follow OSHA posting requirements can cost up to $7,000, and I-9 compliance violations carry fines of up to $1100 apiece and the risk of jail time. With these harsh realities in mind, HRAnswerLink offers critical information in the white paper, including:

-What recordkeeping guidelines you should be meeting

-The Department of Labor’s current priorities

-The pitfalls of worker classifications

-What to consider before you terminate an employee

Compliance can be a two-edged sword, since small and mid-sized businesses often can’t afford to staff the HR department, leaving untrained administrative staff to manage complex human resource issues. Without dedicated HR staff, many companies struggle to ensure they adequately protect themselves and their employees.

“In the business world, ignorance isn’t bliss—it’s expensive and potentially crippling to your brand,” said Dennis Abraham, president of HRAnswerLink. “Businesses are really taking a risk if they don’t place a high priority on their compliance obligations. We created this white paper to help organizations see what’s required of them and take quick action.”

The white paper, “Five Compliance Areas Every Small and Mid-sized Business Must Get Right—or Risk Losing Everything,” is available for complimentary download at

About HRAnswerLink
HRAnswerLink is the premier provider of Web-based human resource products and services. They allow small and mid-sized business to utilize and resell branded services and products once only available to Fortune 500 companies. Based in Pleasanton, California, with offices in Oregon and Kentucky, HRAnswerLink services affiliates and end-users throughout the United States. More information on HRAnswerLink can be found at or by calling 877.882.2237.

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