Legal & Regulatory Compliance

Today’s employer faces a tangle of statutes, case law and regulation in the management of its workforce – over 60 new laws have been implemented in recent years. The Fair Labor Standards Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Healthcare Reform Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, COBRA, HIPAA, USERRA and myriad state laws on wages, hours, discrimination and leave combine to vex even the best-intentioned employer.

Surge Resources, Inc. is one of the few Professional Employment Organizations to utilize full-time, in-house legal counsel. If necessary, we also call upon a major regional law firm on retainer. With these assets, Surge will offer your business guidance, consultation and protection as you navigate the legal-regulatory minefield of human capital management.

Guidance
From the commencement of your relationship with Surge we will provide:

  • orientation training for management and establishment of
    compliant personnel files
  • review, revision, creation of personnel policies and maintenance
    of proven protocols for each member of your workforce
  • compliance of all applicable federal and state laws and regulations

From applications to required workplace notices to EEOC reporting to wage and hour, we will provide your business with seamless guidance in placing employees at your workplace in compliance with the employment laws that have haunted your business, allowing you to focus on your business’s core competencies in your drive for success.

On-going training is included upon request to keep your managers and workforce on the safe side of all employment issues.

Consultation
We remain in close consultation with you throughout our relationship to provide on-call human resources and legal consultation.

Considerations of:

  • leave requests
  • long-term illness
  • discipline
  • pay changes
  • employee grievances
  • layoffs
  • terminations

We are committed to providing your business that all-important “ounce of prevention” in workforce management.

Through our periodic newsletters and direct contacts, we will keep you abreast of developments in the laws and regulations affecting our workforce, and make general and specific recommendations to you to help keep your business free from administrative or legal pitfalls.

Protection

Legal: Surge offers your business an additional layer of legal and regulatory insulation and protection in matters concerning your workforce.

Surge will manage and defend (when appropriate) all wage and hour complaints and all unemployment compensation and workers compensation claims and other complaints that might be filed by employees with any governmental agencies.

Upon request, we will mediate any grievances raised by employees. We will investigate and seek to resolve all complaints involving an allegation of harassment, discrimination or other violation of the law or company policies.

Insurance:  Surge offers a panoply of insurance protection for the workplace environment, including:

Workers Compensation Insurance, for which we manage all aspects

  • Filings
  • Coordination of medical care and billing
  • Restricted duty and return to work issues
  • Re-training and vocational rehabilitation
  • Independent medical exams and surveillance
  • Defense and fraud investigations

Errors and Omissions Insurance

  • $2,000,000 in coverage
  • Defense costs
  • Subject to deductible and terms and conditions
  • Liability protection for errors and omissions of Surge Management team

Employment Practices Liability Insurance

  • $2,000,000 in coverage
  • Defense costs
  • Liability protection for wrongful employment practices (such as harassment, discrimination, retaliation, termination)
  • Subject to deductible and terms and conditions

Employee Theft Insurance

State Fiduciary Bonds

Let Surge Resources, Inc. provide your business with guidance, consultation, and protection, as well as control of compliance costs, in workforce legal and regulatory matters.

Spending too much time on compliance?

What attracted me to Surge Resources was their expertise in HR and compliance, they even have in-house counsel that help with more complex issues.  It is a great feeling to know that you have the right team of professionals handling an important part of my business.   My decision to partner with Surge Resources was a game-changer.   

Kevin

President & CEO, Industrial Company with locations throughout New England