Personnel Audit and Employee Handbook Service
A personnel audit is a thorough review of the labor standards which governmental agencies examine during a compliance inspection. These agencies include:
- Department of Labor-Wage and Hour Division
- Division of Labor Standards Enforcement
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- Agricultural Labor Relations Board
- Division of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
What is Audited?
Click here to download a Personnel Audit Checklist
When conducting a self audit you and a FELS consultant will review:
- Minimum wage and overtime requirements
- Payroll a nd pay day compliance
- Labor contractor records
- Housing, labor camps, meals
- Hiring procedures
- Termination procedures
- Tax withholding, deductions
- Leave of absence policies
- Fringe benefits, vacations, etc.
- Governmental postings
- Safety programs and procedures
- Pesticide requirements
- Child labor laws
- Workers' Compensation Insurance
- Discrimination in employment
How Would You Benefit from Developing an Employee Handbook?
Agricultural employers have benefited from using an employee handbook in the following ways:
- Avoiding costly penalties and payment of back wages.
- Improved payroll procedures.
- Better relations with employees due to more consistency in handling problems.
- Taking control of the employment relationship--right to terminate at-will.
- Improved safety program.
Who Performs the Audit?:
WHO. . .
George Daniels is the Executive Vice President of Farm Employers Labor Service (FELS®), an affiliate of the California Farm Bureau Federation. Since 1975 Daniels has consulted with agricultural employers in the areas of personnel management and labor relations. As a consultant he has also conducted a wide range of programs on labor law compliance, managing agricultural employees, improving supervisorial skills, avoiding labor unrest, managing ALRB election campaigns, and OSHA compliance.