What’s Your Employment Liability Risk Factor (ELRF)?
Enter the Point Value for each Risk Factor (Enter 0 if it does not
____ 1 point If you have 15 to 49 employees.
2 points If you have 50 or more employees.
____ 2 points If your organization a government contractor or
____ 1 point If you are a publicly traded company.
____ 1 point If you are in a regulated industry.
____ 1 point If you have more than one work site in a single state.
2 points If you have work sites in more than one state.
____ 1 point If your organization does not regularly review the
classification of employees as “exempt” and “non-exempt” to
ensure proper treatment.
____ 2 points If you allow supervisors and managers to make
independent hiring and firing decisions without HR review.
____ 1 point If you have not standardized the hiring and firing
____ 2 points If you do not have an Employee Handbook.
1 point If you have an Employee Handbook, but have not reviewed and
updated it in at least 18 months.
____ 1 point If you do not have a well-publicized Equal Employment
____ 1 point If you do not have a well-publicized Workplace and
Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures.
____ 1 point If you have not conducted training sessions for your
employees, supervisors and managers on workplace harassment.
____ 1 point If you have had one or more discrimination, sexual
harassment, or wrongful discharge claims in the last year.
____ 1 point If it has been 18-24 months since you last updated your
policies & procedures.
2 points If it has been more than 24 months since you last updated
your policies and procedures.
Liability risk factor...HOW DID YOU SCORE?
0 to 6 points Your ELRF is low
7 to 12 points Your ELRF is moderate and risk factors should be
13 to 20 points Your ELRF is high and risk factors should be managed
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