ComplianceHR guides employers through hiring of independent contractors to maintain compliance in an increasingly scrutinized market
SAN FRANCISCO (May 06, 2015) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, announced today the launch of ComplianceHR, a joint venture designed to deliver an innovative suite of products and services that maximize the use of technology in the delivery of legal services. ComplianceHR is a revolutionary approach to employment law compliance that enables employers to get concise, instantaneous guidance on critical employment law questions.
In collaboration with technology provider Neota Logic, this solution was created to help in-house counsel and their human resource clients onboard the best talent while meeting continuing legal compliance obligations with regard to routine and repetitive questions, such as whether an individual can be engaged as an independent contractor or whether an employee is overtime exempt. ComplianceHR enhances the ability of in-house counsel and HR professionals to quickly make employment decisions while ensuring compliance with a complex web of federal, state and local employment laws. It addresses challenges employers face in ensuring proper classification of workers and minimizes the risk of costly government enforcement actions and litigation related to claims of independent contractor misclassification.
“In today’s market, employers are under immense regulatory scrutiny. At the same time, they have more options than ever before as to whom they employ to perform services, including independent contractors, contingent workers employed by third party providers and an online workforce,” said Scott Rechtschaffen, Chief Knowledge Officer at Littler. “The combination of these two trends creates more potential for employers to make mistakes that adversely impact their businesses. Through ComplianceHR, we saw an opportunity to offer clients an unparalleled technology solution for the complicated compliance issues they continue to face.”
ComplianceHR assists in-house legal professionals and their human resources clients through the process of engaging candidates as independent contractors. Additionally, the platform allows companies to document its employment law decisions, preserving a record of how decisions were made for use in the event of enforcement actions or litigation, and generating key employment documents, including independent contractor agreements, offer letters and non-disclosure agreements.
“We are very pleased to have partnered with the industry’s leading labor and employment firm to create ComplianceHR,” said Betsy Braham, chief executive officer of Neota Logic Inc. “It is exciting to work with a firm that continues to embrace the use of smart technology to deliver innovative products to the legal marketplace. The launch of ComplianceHR demonstrates Littler’s dedication to developing products that address and solve issues facing employers today.”
Lori Brown joined ComplianceHR as president of the joint venture. Brown most recently served as Chief Legal Officer at Garda Cash Logistics and, prior to that, was managing shareholder of Littler’s Miami office. In addition to Rechtschaffen, the Littler team working with ComplianceHR also includes Tammy McCutchen, a principal in Littler’s D.C. office and former administrator of the wage and hour division at the U. S. Department of Labor. Learn more about ComplianceHR solutions at www.compliancehr.com.
ComplianceHR is Littler’s latest innovation that gives employers technologically sophisticated options for confronting an ever-changing and increasingly complex legal environment. Littler has been recognized for its innovation and has received numerous awards and accolades for its products and services, including being featured in the Financial Times’ 2014 “North America Innovative Lawyers” report. Learn more about Littler’s products and services.
Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,000 attorneys in over 60 offices worldwide. Littler represents management in all aspects of employment and labor law and serves as a single-source solution provider to the global employer community. Consistently recognized in the industry as a leading and innovative law practice, Littler has been litigating, mediating and negotiating some of the most influential employment law cases and labor contracts on record for over 70 years. Littler Global is the collective trade name for an international legal practice, the practicing entities of which are separate and distinct professional firms.
About Neota Logic
Neota Logic is the provider of an innovative expert system software platform that allows for the rapid building and deployment by non-programmers of rules-based applications. Our easy to maintain applications provide solutions which can deliver process improvements, reduce risk, ensure compliance or support revenue generation by combining rules, reasoning, decision management and document automation. Neota Logic applications are mobile-ready, can be embedded in portals and websites, and integrate easily with other systems. Visit us atwww.neotalogic.com.