Yesterday was the start of the first full week of 2019. Which means it’s a perfect time to take a step back and review your efforts at HR and employment-law compliance for the coming year.

This list is not mean to be complete or exhaustive, but should provide a high level look at the top 20 issues that you should be reviewing this year, and every year for your business.

☑️ How many employees do you have (15 / 20 / 50)?

☑️ When is the last time your handbook has been reviewed and updated?

☑️ When was your last harassment / respectful workplace training?

☑️ Do you require restrictive covenants for key employees?

☑️ Do you have employees that work in states in which marijuana is legal?

☑️ Do you have federal contracts?

☑️ Are your employment law posters up to date?

☑️ Has your state or local minimum wage increased?

☑️ How are you calculating and paying overtime to non-exempt employees?

☑️ When did you last analyze your exempt employees?

☑️ Do you have independent contractors? 

☑️ Is all of your workplace OSHA compliant?

☑️ Are your OSHA 300 logs up to date and your 300A form posted?

☑️ Are your FMLA forms up to date?

☑️ Are you managers trained on the ADA interactive process?

☑️ Are you job applications and workplace accessible for the disabled?

☑️ Do you know what devices are accessing your network?

☑️ Have you tested your network for security?

☑️ Are employees trained on cybersecurity compliance?

☑️ Do you have necessary and appropriate insurance (EPLI / Cyber / D&O)?

This post originally appeared on the Ohio Employer’s Law Blog, and was written by Jon Hyman, Partner, Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis. Jon can be reached at via email at jhyman@meyersroman.com, via telephone at 216-831-0042, on LinkedIn, and on Twitter.