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Public Employers: Internal Compliance Audit Services
Laws, regulations, and best management practices constantly evolve and change. Liebert Cassidy Whitmore provides audit services to effectively meet and address the risks and challenges of this ever-changing legal landscape. Our audit services draw on LCW’s legal expertise from representing employers in all aspects of labor, employment, and education law.
We utilize systematic auditing processes to ensure compliance with the law and best management practices and provide practical recommendations. Our attorneys have extensive experience assisting public employer clients to audit their policies and practices. LCW audit services include:
- Personnel Policies / Employee Handbooks
- Wage and Hour / Fair Labor Standards Act Audits
- Fair Pay Act / Equal Pay Act Audits
- Labor Agreement Audits
- Retirement and Benefits Audits
- Affordable Care Act Audits
- Human Resources and Management Audits
Liebert Cassidy Whitmore has extensive experience preparing, revising and customizing personnel policies, administrative policies, and employee handbooks. Our audit services draw on LCW’s legal expertise from representing employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. LCW closely monitors relevant labor and employment laws and regulations, which enables us to incorporate important developments in the law and best management practices into our analysis, recommendations, and revisions. Our audit services can provide a comprehensive audit of an employer’s entire personnel policies/employee handbook, or specific policies.
In addition, LCW has developed several sample policies for public sector agencies, including model personnel policies that can be found at our Liebert Library and the sample Employer-Employee Relations Resolution/Ordinance that is widely utilized by public agencies throughout California.
Liebert Cassidy Whitmore has extensive experience providing audits to employers to ensure compliance with wage and hour laws and best management practices. Our audit services draw on our wide experience from representation of numerous employers in wage and hour / Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) litigation. LCW utilizes a methodical, problem-solving approach to conducting audits. The audit process includes a comprehensive investigation and analysis of written documents and actual practices within the organization, and practical recommendations to achieve compliance. Our audit services can provide a comprehensive examination of all aspects of wage and hour / FLSA compliance, or tailor the audit to specific departments, classifications or suspected compliance problems.
Liebert Cassidy Whitmore has extensive experience providing retirement system and benefits audits to ensure compliance with public retirement statutes, regulations and charter provisions. LCW provides review and analysis on retirement system obligations (including enrollment), independent contractor status, retirement formulas, CalPERS optional contract benefits, disability retirement eligibility and procedures, reportable compensation, unfunded liabilities, elected official benefits, and post-retirement work restriction compliance. For more information on these services, please see our Retirement, Benefits and Disability Practice page.
Liebert Cassidy Whitmore has extensive experience providing audits to employers to ensure compliance with the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). LCW attorneys conduct a comprehensive review of an employer’s workforce and offered health plans to determine potential exposure to the ACA penalties. The audit includes a thorough review and analysis of the employer’s current practices, which includes interviews with select employees with knowledge about key areas that are relevant to ACA compliance. LCW prepares a summary of findings, analysis, and recommendations where applicable. This process and areas audited may be customized depending on the employer’s needs and goals. For more information on these services, please see our Affordable Care Act Practice page.
Liebert Cassidy Whitmore has extensive experience providing human resources and management audits. Our audit services draw on LCW’s legal expertise and experience from representing cities, counties, and special districts throughout California. Our audit services can provide a comprehensive investigation and review of administrative policies and practices within the organization, followed by a thorough written report with findings, analysis, and recommendations.
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