Research and Trends

[vc_section css=”.vc_custom_1535379650444{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1535379786345{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_column width=”7/12″ css=”.vc_custom_1559222459130{margin-bottom: 35px !important;}”][vc_column_text]ComplyRight research focuses on quantifying the impact of employment regulations and HR compliance trends on the true small business – those with fewer than 100 employees. These businesses are subject to most or all of the same laws as much larger businesses, often without the support of in-house human resource professionals or employment attorneys. As a result, their burden is more acute and their exposure to serious legal consequences can be much greater.
Our employment law research aims to bring light to the unique attitudes, perspectives and pain points of this vital business segment with respect to employment law compliance.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”5/12″][vc_single_image image=”9748″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][/vc_section][vc_section full_width=”stretch_row” el_class=”compliance-survey background-gray-full”][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1535379856164{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/3″ el_class=”vc_scale_column”][vc_single_image image=”15878″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1535378851612{padding-left: 35px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”2019 National Small Business Compliance Survey” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:24|text_align:left|color:%23185bab” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%20Slab%3A100%2C300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text el_class=”square-list-glyph”]For the third consecutive year, ComplyRight surveyed owners, CEOs and other professionals responsible for HR and administrative tasks at 300 small businesses (five to 100 employees) nationwide.
Among the key findings of the 2019 National Small Business Compliance Survey:

  • Only about one in four businesses is “very confident” in their full awareness of employment laws and regulations at the federal (23%), state (26%) and city/county (29%) levels – a decline from previous years.
  • From 2018 to 2019, there was a jump in participants expressing a high level of concern about “legally hiring or firing employees,” with one out of five employers highlighting “new limitations on what you can ask a job candidate” as their top HR concern.
  • Barely half (48%) of small businesses are “very confident” they are well-prepared to handle investigations or legal actions related to labor law compliance.
  • In a new topic for the 2019 survey … One in five (20%) small business employers report an increased level of concern about harassment in their workplaces, which more than doubles (to 41%) among employers with at least 20 employees.

Want to learn more? Download the full Executive Summary for a closer look at how small businesses perceive (and respond to) today’s complex and always-evolving employment laws and trends.[/vc_column_text]Download Now[/vc_column][/vc_row][/vc_section][vc_section full_width=”stretch_row” el_id=”trend-surveys” el_class=”cr-carousel cr-carousel-bkgrnd-gry”][vc_row el_class=”big-thumbnail-carousel”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Trend Surveys” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1535381832255{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1535381847897{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_column el_class=”big-thumbnail-carousel”][carousel_posts_sc type=”cbp_type07″ to_show=”500″ posts_per_line=”3″ category=”” formats=”post-format-research”][/vc_column][/vc_row][/vc_section][vc_section full_width=”stretch_row” el_class=”compliance-survey background-gray-full”][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″ el_class=”vc_scale_column”][vc_single_image image=”9707″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1535381990622{padding-left: 35px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”The 2017 ComplyRight Labor Law Index: Breaking Down the Complexities” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:24|text_align:left|color:%23185bab” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%20Slab%3A100%2C300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]From 2014 through mid-2017, the number of employment law changes requiring updated employee postings reached a whopping 376. Now, as federal-level changes slow under the current administration, employers can expect a surge in regulatory activity from state, city and county governments. The result: More posting changes from different sources, and more confusion on what’s necessary to remain compliant.
This premier Labor Law Index provides a snapshot of the current regulatory climate, providing much-needed clarity on emerging labor law posting obligations for small businesses.[/vc_column_text]Download Now[/vc_column][/vc_row][/vc_section]