24 July 2019

New compliance support for in-house counsel

ComplianceHR offers employee policy compliance and management product for in-house counsel to manage increasing complexity.

ComplianceHR, a joint venture of Littler and Neota Logic, announces the addition of PolicySmart to its suite of intelligent, on-demand, compliance applications.

Increasing complexity

A technology-based platform, PolicySmart provides comprehensive employee handbooks, policies and guidance together with tools and features to facilitate efficient policy monitoring and tracking. ComplianceHR’s applications combine the knowledge of Littler, the world’s largest labor and employment firm, with the power of Neota Logic’s AI-based expert platform. “For in-house counsel and human resources professionals, navigating the increasingly complex construct of federal, state and local laws presents a daunting and ever-present challenge,” said Lori Brown, chief executive officer of ComplianceHR. “Maintaining compliant handbook policy content has become increasingly difficult given the dizzying pace of regulatory change. In this environment, employee handbooks and policies are by no means a ‘set it and forget it’ exercise and employers need smarter, self-service tools to preserve bandwidth while reducing compliance risk.”

Policy language

In the US in 2018 alone, there were 55 legislative and regulatory changes at the state and local levels prompting mandatory changes to model policy language. PolicySmart says it enables clients by delivering Littler-curated federal and state model policy language accompanied by practical, easy-to-understand guidance. Specifically, PolicySmart says it offers companies the following important benefits: jurisdictional preference and filterability across all of the site’s content; timelines of important legal changes - customizable to reflect an employer’s chosen jurisdictions and window of time; on demand guidance identifying which legal developments require a new or revised policy; and, automatic monthly emails identifying handbook-related legal changes and providing reminders of upcoming effective dates.