Small to medium-sized businesses really need to be up to date with human resources issues that include 401(k) plans. Employers can get into trouble with the Department of Labor just by placing their I-9 forms in an employee’s files.
They need legal resources to rely on whether it’s an attorney or perhaps a PEO. Whatever the resource it is, they do need one. Having been an employee once, I can state that most employers have no clue about human resources and most of these companies didn’t even have a person dedicated to serving in an HR capacity.
So whether it’s using a lawyer, a PEO, or my affiliated That HR Association, it’s important for employers to understand the legal ramifications of human resources and that there is a lot of stuff that they don’t know in that area.